Author(s): T. Bryant & J. Grogan
ity and information systems
Faculty of Information & Engineering Systems, Leeds
Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK
An information system (IS) can be defined as a system whose
objective and functions encompass the gathering, accepting,
processing, storing, retrieving, producing and presenting of
This provision must be relevant to an organization,
in such a way that the information is accessible and useful to
those who wish to use it, including managers, staff, clients and
other interested citizens: In essence an information system is
a human activity system which may or may not involve the use of
These functions are enacted by differing combinations
of people and devices - the latter increasingly and predominantly
based around information and communications technology (ICT).
The information which is the object of these activities must be
of relevance within the (organizationa...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SQM930111
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