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Explain what is meant by information technology (IT). Explain what is meant by information systems (IS). Why is it important to understand the differences between information technology (IT) and inf... ormation systems (IS)? Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. “Information Technology (IT) refers to the products, methods, inventions, and standards that are used for the purpose of producing information. (IT) pertains to the hardware, software, and data components. In contract, an information system (IS) is an assembly of hardware, software, data, procedures, and people that produces the information” (Kroenke, 2015, p. 15). The importance of recognizing the difference is that it can avoid you form making common mistakes that people make. A quick way to remember the differences between Information technology and Information system, is that “you can buy IT, but you can never by an IS” (Kroenke, 2015, p. 16). While information technology is just that the technology used to run a program, or a business or to use social media. With information technology just as information system employees need to be taught on how to use them and how they operate. Information systems is the programs used. Companies have to ensure that employees know how to use these systems by implementing training and sometimes monitoring what employees do. One example of this is the use of Facebook and Twitter, employers need to ensure that employees are following rules and not posting anything online that may misrepresent the company [Show More]

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