Information Systems Club
“As our world changes from an Industrial-based society to an Information-based society, Information Technology plays a crucial role in successful organizations. Information Systems help businesses compete in a global environment by helping management utilize the power of technology to make decisions and run business operations efficiently. With the exponential growth in Information Technology, increased demand for information and communications, and global impact of the Internet; Information Systems have become the cornerstone of business.” ~Dr. Michael Eierman
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There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the study of information systems that can influence students’ perceptions and decisions about pursuing a major in the field. Here are some of the most common myths:
Myth 1: Information Systems is just about programming.
Not true! Many students believe that Information Systems is solely about writing code when in reality, it is multidisciplinary including an introduction to programming, database management, data analysis, systems analysis, and project management. You will learn about the use of technology in organizations and how to design and implement information systems to support business goals.
Myth 2: All programming requires advanced math skills.
Not true! In fact most programmers will only need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. As we only cover an introduction to programming we will use logic more than anything. When I say logic, I really mean the use of logical operators like: “IF”, “THEN”, “ELSE”, “AND”, “OR”, and “NOT.”
Myth 3: Information Systems is not a creative field.
Not true! Some students believe that Information Systems is a field that lacks creativity, when in reality, it is a highly creative field that allows individuals to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to create innovative solutions.
Myth 4: Information Systems is a solitary field.
Not true! Some students believe that working in Information Systems means working alone when in reality, it is a highly collaborative field where individuals work in teams to design, develop, and maintain software and technology solutions.