Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe each of the different roles that people play in the design, development, and use of information systems;
- Understand the different career paths available to those who work with information systems;
- Explain the importance of where the information-systems function is placed in an organization;
- Describe the different types of users of information systems.
This chapter will provide an overview of the different types of people involved in information systems. This includes people(and machines) who create information systems, those who operate and administer information systems, those who manage or support information systems, those who use information systems, and IT's job outlook.
- 9.1: Introduction
- Discuss the different ways people are involved in information systems.
- 9.2: The Creators of Information Systems
- In this section, we will look at the creators of information systems. This group of people design, develop, and build information systems.
- 9.3: Information-Systems Operations and Administration
- In this section, we look at the group of information-systems professionals involved in the day-to-day operations and IT administration.
- 9.4: Managing Information Systems
- In this section, we will discuss some of the jobs associated with the management of information systems.
- 9.5: Emerging Roles
- In this section, we look at the new roles in industry as technology evolves.
- 9.6: Career Path in Information Systems
- In this section, we take a look at a career path in information systems.
- 9.7: Information-Systems Users – Types of Users
- In this section, we look at the information systems' users, the largest and the most important group.