Information Systems

Authored by: E. Burton Swanson

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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An information system provides information to help guide organizational actions. It typically features substantial human–computer interaction. Application software and a data base form the digital content around which a system is built. Among the different types are transaction-processing systems, management information systems , decision support systems, group support systems, and enterprise systems.

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