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An event that will happen someday soon. You will look into a computer screen and see reality. Some part of your world – the town you live in, the company you work for, your school system, the city hospital – will hang there in sharp colour image, abstract but recognisable, moving subtly in a thousand places (1992: 1). David Gelernter (1992) Mirror worlds or the day software puts the universe in a shoebox
Think critically about… Life cycle model Development and implementation problems Systematic power Exploratory power Validity Reliability Frameworks for action
Which one do you mean? Carvalho (2000) identifies four types of objects that can be viewed as information systems:
IS1: Organisations (autonomous systems) whose business (purpose) is to provide information to their clients.
IS2: A sub-system that exists in any system that is capable of governing itself (autonomous system). The information system (IS2) assures the communication between the managerial and operational sub-systems of an organisation – that’s its purpose. When this communication is asynchronous, a memory to store the messages is necessary. IS2 includes such memory.
IS3: Any combination of active objects (processors) that deal only with symbolic objects (information) and whose agents are computers or computer-based devices – a computer-based system.
IS4: Any combination of active objects (processors) that deal only with symbolic objects (information). Carvalho, J.A. (2000) “Information System? Which One Do You Mean?” in Falkenberg, E., K. Lyytinen and A. Verrijn-Stuart (Eds.), Information Systems Concepts: An Integrated Discipline Emerging (Proceedings of the ISCO 4 Conference, Leiden, Holland, 20 -22 September 1999). http://piano.dsi.uminho.pt/~jac/SI/zdocumentos/IS1234.pdf
S Alter. 2008. Defining information systems as work systems: implications for the IS field [PDF] from stevenalter.com - European Journal of Information Systems- Palgrave-journals.com
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Forthcoming sessions Themes Social media and Web 2.0 as a driver for content Dynamic information and co-developer innovation – a Generation C? Principles of a benefits-driven approach Networked enterprise and information management Engage: Including portfolio Explore: Part I benefits introduction; Part II benefits drill down A mystery session tbc The business case and benefits realisation plan
Guest speaker, Friday 2nd March 2012 Lecture on: Information requirements and design and project frameworks
Recommended areas of interest The roles of users and consumers; employers and employees; public industry and commercial enterprise…
Key reading Ashurst, C. Agility: Making Innovation and Change Happen. The kindle edition is available from www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005LG41G2 For your final Year 3 dissertation Hardey, M. 2011. Ubiquitous Connectivity: Chapter 5 User-Generated Data and the Role of the Researcher. In The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research . Hesse-Biber, S.N. New York: Oxford University Press. 111-132.
Ward, John and Daniel Elizabeth (2006) Benefits management: delivering value from IS and IT investments. Wiley Highsmith, Jim (2004) Agile Project Management. Addison-Wesley
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE MODULE By the end of the module – you will be able to: Understand the sources of value from information systems Be able to apply a range of approaches to identify opportunities for information systems in an organisation Understand issues involved in setting priorities for investments in information systems investments Appreciate aspects of the skills required to design and implement an information system Image http://www.yatzer.com/vow26-melvin-the-Magical-mixed-media-machine