What is IS (information system or information services)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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IS (information system or information services)

Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

1) IS (information system) is the collection of technical and human resources that provide the storage, computing, distribution, and communication for the information required by all or some part of an enterprise. A special form of IS is a management information system (MIS), which provides information for managing an enterprise.

2) IS (information services) is a common name for an organization within an enterprise that is responsible for its data processing and information system or systems.

This was last updated in February 2015
Contributor(s): Carlos Martinez
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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