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Module 3 Enabling Technologies

Module 3 Enabling Technologies

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FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A FORMAL MBA
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A FORMAL MBA

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MBA
Master of Business Administration
 
Crash Cours
An association of institutional, professionals, and OFWsRiyadh, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaThe National Organization of Certified Public AccountantsRiyadh Chapter, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“To reach our greatest potential, we
must set our sights clearly and
embrace the unknown confidently”
MODULE 3 
TECHNOLOGIES
WORLD’SBIGGEST COMPANY?
 
World of Warcraft
not only trumps all
multiplayer games,it also dominates anumber of countriesExceeds 10 Million Players
Greater than population of Sweden
and Haiti.
Determining what actually is the world'slargest company is far from an exact science.Do you measure it byannual revenue, inwhich case it's ExxonMobil, which pulled inabout$400 billion in 2007
?Perhaps counting
number of employeesmakes more sense, in which case it's
Wal
-Mart, which has 1.7 million blue-
vestedsoulson its books.Maybe
market capitalization, a measure of thepublic opinion of the value of a company, iswhat matters most, in which case it's
probably
ExxonMobil again
.
No matter how you slice it, most of the same names come up time and again
--a cabal ofthe world's most
powerful private economic entities. They include petroleum giants likeBP, Shell and ExxonMobil and manufacturing powerhouses like Toyota and GeneralElectric. Some, like HSBC and Citifinancial, are fiscal giants; others, like Warren Buffet'sBerkshire Hathaway, have fingers in all kinds of pies.
Each day, about
half a million items
are sold
on eBay...nearly 50 million people around the
world [use eBay]."
"EBay users exchanged some
$9.3 billionworth of goods in 18,000 categories
[in nearlymon ransacons as year.
EBay got by with no stores, fewer than
3,000
employeesand without taking legal orphysical possession of [anything]...revenuesfrom listing fees and advertising last yearamounted to$749 million."
 
BASIC CONCEPTSBASIC CONCEPTSBASIC CONCEPTSBASIC CONCEPTS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
hardware, software, and
communication technologies
 –essentially equipmentINFORMATION SYSTEM IS 
 
a wider concept referring to informationflow designs in an attempt to meet theinformation needs of the organization.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (IM)
process of managing the informationneeds of the organization.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
HARDWARE
CPU
Arithmetic LogicControl Unit
 
INPUT DEVICES
Keyboard 
SEC. STORAGEPRIMARY STORAGE
Mouse
Touch Screen Optical DiskMagnetic Tape
OUTPUT DEVICES
Printer
Display
Plotter
Speakers
COMMUNICATION
DEVICE

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