by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

The concept of quality has changed over time. The awareness about quality started in the early half of the twentieth century but back then quality was considered more of a technical issue and the onus of quality was vested in a department, which was called quality control department. As the name of the department suggests; quality was a control issue, and hence statistical quality control techniques were developed to keep a 'control' over the quality. However, with time and with Japanese influence, this concept has changed.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

Information and its use has become the competitive advantage of today's world. The efficiency with which a firm manages its information determines its success in the marketplace. This enormous power of information unleashed in today's world has brought down reaction times for decision-making of managers, made customers more aware, competitors more efficient and regulators more alert.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

The Strategic of information systems planning is explained below.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

BCG Matrix is a simple tool. This tool is mostly used to understand and analyze business units and product lines. It was developed by Brucy Henderson of Boston Consulting Group. It is a powerful tool which can be used for resource allocation decisions in strategic management. Given below is a figure that represents the basic contours of a BCG matrix. This tool places business units/products/brands within four quadrants, based on their relative market share and market growth.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

The ISO/IEC 27001 definition of information defines information as an 'asset'. Therefore, information is something that has value and requires to be protected against theft or destruction. In order to protect information from theft or destruction, all counter measures that are taken come under the purview of Information security measures. Information security is therefore defined as all steps taken by the organization to protect its information and information systems. The steps may be technical or managerial in nature and may involve automation or manual controls.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

A modern manager is a person who does the most important task within an organization taking decisions. However, we can categorize his tasks among the categories of staffing, planning, controlling, organizing and leading. We would have to say that different managers at different levels spend different amounts of time and effort in each of these categories of activities.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

Systems have very specific common characteristics which help in its identification. They are:

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

we are going to discuss about the threats and vulnerabilities of information systems from both insiders and outsiders and the ways of managing such threats and vulnerabilities.



 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

Several categories of IS and BS relationships exit. Primarily, such relationships indicate the extent of maturity of an organization in the use of IS. An organization that uses IS for bringing in efficiency in its business processes is looking at IS from a different prism than an organization that is looking at IS to provide it with insights on how to be more competitive. The organizations are at different levels of maturity.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Information and System Concepts

McKinsey developed this model in the 1970's to determine the ease or ability of an organization to adapt to change. The primary focus of this model is on coordination. It is an excellent tool for self-diagnosis of problems by organization as it clearly bares the problem areas of the organization and highlights them. Even though it was proposed in the 1970's, it still has some use in today's ever changing organizations. The component elements of this model are:

 

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