19 terms


Information technology
any computer based tool that people use to work with info and support the info and information processing needs of an organization
management information systems
the function that plans for, develops, implements, and maintains IT software, hardware, and applications that people use to support goals of an organization
raw facts that describe the characteristics of an event.
data converted into a meaningful and useful context
four common info sharing cultures
information functional, information sharing, information inquiring, information discovery
information functional
employees use info to show power over others, this causes lower people to need managements input all the time
information sharing
employees across departments trust each other to use info, improving performance
information inquiring
employees across departments search for info to better align themselves with current trends and new directions
information discovery
employees across departments are open to new insights about crisis and radical changes and seek ways to create competitive advantages
chief info officer
responsible for overseeing all uses of information technology and ensuring the strategies alignment of IT with business goals and objectives. reports to CEO
Chief tech officer
responsible for ensuring the speed, accuracy, reliability of an organization's technology. Direct responsibility for ensuring efficiency of IT systems
Chief security officer
ensures security of IT systems and developing strategies and IT safeguards against hackers and viruses
chief privacy officer
ensures ethical and legal use of info. many are lawyers
chief knowledge officer
responsible for collecting, maintaining and distributing the organizations knowledge. Designs programs to make reusing knowledge easier for people. Very helpful to new employees or less experienced employees
security in IT
protects a company's assets and intellectual capital
information security
the protection of info from intentional or accidental misuse by people inside and outside an organization
core competency
an organization's key strength, what it does better than its competitors
core competency strategy
an organization focuses on what it does best and forms alliances with other specialist organizations to help each other in different aspects
information partnership
when 2 or more organizations integrate their IT systems, providing customers with the best of what each can offer.