Informations Systems in Business. The End?

Conor’s Conclusion

So over the last few weeks, I have worked my way up the corporate information systems pyramid and discussed each stage in detail. Before I began this series, I personally felt that information systems in the corporate world were a little obscure as I was very familiar with the customer-facing aspects of these systems but had no idea what went on behind the scenes. Taking transaction processing systems as an example, I was very comfortable with how payment processing and inventory management systems worked, having had previous experience with both. But as I worked up the hierarchy of corporations, a more investigative approach was needed.

Cathal’s conclusion

Cathal here again, well that semester’s flown by. At the beginning of this module, I set about trying to explore the impact Information Systems have on the hiring cycle in different firms. This was borne out of frustration at not being able to thwart the game that is the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that most multinationals and even smaller firms implement.

Inga’s Conclusion

Hey there, Inga back for one last blog instalment. Over the past few weeks, I have learned a lot about the implementation of Information Systems in the more creative aspects of business, learned about innovation practices and how Creativity Support Systems (CSS) can support and enhance creative processes within companies. As these were areas I had very little practical knowledge or experience of, I was mainly relying on research papers and books online to learn about them- a scary thing for an engineer who hasn't spent much time reading or writing since hitting college! I did find that a lot of the research conducted in the area of creativity was very cross-disciplinary and this made for some interesting but complicated reading. In my two blogs about CSS, I distilled this information down to explain the purpose of the different categories of CSS and then took a more in-depth look at CSS that supported creativity frameworks such as Brainstorming and also the newer area of the application of AI in CSS.

Ciaran’s Conclusion

Ciarán here on the blog for the last time. As a student engineer, I’m a pretty numerical person. I’m good with numbers and typically tend to favour mathematics-based modules that have really strict guidelines and parameters. In other words, you are either right or wrong. I was initially intimidated by this assignment considering how broad it was when it came to choosing a topic and content. Since Information Systems are pretty much incorporated into every single structure we have nowadays, it was pretty difficult to know what to pursue. Despite my apprehension at such a subjective module with far more writing than I am used to, I really enjoyed this assignment. Unethical uses of Information Systems in businesses was a topic I relished researching. Considering the amount of corruption that I kept hearing about in Irish businesses as I was growing, it was great to finally investigate it a bit more and find out exactly what was wrong with what people were doing.

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A Group of TCD College students investigating how information systems have changed the business decision making landscape

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A Group of TCD College students investigating how information systems have changed the business decision making landscape