CIS207 Information Systems Fundamentals
Week 2 Discussion
Discussion Question: Information System Components
Materials: Computer Requirements website and BrowserHawk
Computer Information Systems whether they are personal or corporate have four main components: hardware,
software, data, and network.
Discussion Question: Information System Architecture
Put yourself in the position of an IT Professional and explain to a manager where the following components can reside given the current system architecture and why this option is beneficial and/or risky. Make sure you use terms that a non-technical user would understand.
• Thin client like Chromebook
• Managed Service
• Software as a Service
Discussion Question: Network Protection and Alternatives
Since access to the network is critical to your success as a student, describe your current network environment and how you would respond if it went down. After reading and discussing this week, how do you think a Network Administrator in a large company would respond? Be sure to defend your response.
Discussion Question: Network Terminology
Business users are often confused by the network terms that IT professionals use when talking about communications between systems. Using the information in Ch. 6 of Introduction to Information Systems, explain the following terms using examples that a non-IT person would understand.
Discussion Question: : IT Systems
How is information used in the modern enterprise? How does this use affect IT systems?