Business and Management
Submitted By Arieba
SUBMITTED TO: SIR ARIF KAMAL
ROLE OF INFORMATION SYSTEM IN TODAYS BUSINESS WORLD
Information technology and systems have revolutionized firms and industries, becoming the largest component of capital investment in the U.S. and many industrialized societies. Investment in information technology accounts for approximately 50 percent of all capital invested in the United States.
Information systems are transforming business and the visible results of this include the increased use of cell phones and wireless telecommunications devices, a massive shift toward online news and information, booming e-commerce and Internet advertising, and new federal security and accounting laws that address issues raised by the exponential growth of digital information. The Internet has also drastically reduced the costs of businesses operating on a global scale.
These changes have led to the emergence of the digital firm, a firm in which: * Most of the firm's significant business relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees are digitally enabled and mediated. * Core business processes, or logically related business tasks, are accomplished through digital networks. * Key corporate assets (intellectual property, core competencies, and financial and human assets) are managed through digital means * Business responses to changes in their environment are enhanced through digital communications, allowing for time shifting (business being conducted 24x7) and space shifting (business being conducted globally or beyond traditional geographic boundaries).
Information systems are essential for conducting day-to-day business in the U.S. and most other advanced countries, as well as achieving strategic business objectives. Some firms, such as Amazon and E*Trade, would be nonexistent without information…...