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9.1: Introduction

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    In this text's opening chapters, we focused on the technology behind information systems: hardware, software, data, and networking. In the last chapter, we discussed business processes and the key role they can play in a business's success. In this chapter, we will be discussing the last component of an information system: people.

    silhouettes of men and women in business attire on a world map background
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): People in Information systems. Image by Karen Arnold - PublicDomainPicutres is licensed CCO-PD

    People are involved in information systems in just about every way you can think of: people imagine information systems, develop information systems, support information systems, and, perhaps most importantly, people use information systems.