Introduction to Information Systems serves as a foundation module and a framework for IT and IS skills. The module introduces students to basic knowledge and skills in computer hardware and software. Organisations often adopt technology in order to drive business processes or to realise greater efficiencies and economies of scale. This module thus provides students with a deeper insight into how organisations achieve this with information systems.

Year Level: 2

At the successful completion of this module the student should: • Demonstrate the role that information systems plays in different organisations • Explain the role that technology has in relation to the functioning of an information system • Identify various business information systems

Main Content
• Information system (IS) concepts, system components, information, sources of competitive advantage, IS careers and globalisation challenges. • Computer hardware • Computer software • Organising data and information; databases. • Telecommunications and computer networks • Major classes of business information systems

NQF Level: 5

NQF Credit Value: 15
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