Importance Of Computer Based Information System

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Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) : What is CBIS, what its components are and which component is the most important.

1.0 Introduction

A Computer Based Information System is an organised integration of hardware and software technologies and human elements designed to produce timely, integrated, accurate and useful information for decision making purposes. It is the combination of people, hardware, procedure, software and data which make up a computerized system that can interprete data into useful informations, developed by the people and for the people. A CBIS is an information system in which the computer plays a major role and the data is mostly collected, stored, and processed in digital format using computerized processes. Similarly, the information is delivered in digital format via computerized mechanisms. The objectives of this paper is to analyze what is Computer Based Information System (CBIS), what its components are and which component is the most important. There are five components in CBIS which is hardware, software, data, people and procedures. The components works together to form a computer based information system. People seems to be the most important component in CBIS.

2.0 Discussion 2.1 Components in CBIS

2.1.1 Hardware
Hardware consists of the physical components of a computer that performs the input, processing, storage, and output activities of the computer. The term hardware refers to machinery. This
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