Processes of Information System
The basic purpose of the Information System is to convert and manage data into something that is meaningful. Bocij et al (2003) lists the basic processes for doing this as follows:
However it is worth noting that any action that serves to arrange data in a meaningful way can be considered a data process. From these basic data processes the functions of the IS can then be listed as follows (Alter, 2002):
It can be seen that there are a number of technologies involved in these functions some of which have appeared relatively recently and are still changing but it is the combining of technologies appropriately that makes a useful IS.