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Managing and Using Information System by Carol S. Saunders, Keri E. Pearlson

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Accessibility: Area of information control involved with the ability to obtain data.

Accuracy: Area of information control dealing with the correctness of information or lack of errors in information.

Activity-based Costing: Costing method that calculates costs by counting the actual activities that go into making a specific product or delivering a specific service.

Agile Development: System development methodologies used to deal with unpredictability. They adapt to changing requirements by iteratively developing systems in small stages and then testing the new code extensively. They include XP (Extreme Programming), Crystal, Scrum, Feature-Driven Development, and Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM).

Allocation Funding Method: Method for funding IT costs which recovers costs based on something other than usage, such as revenues, login accounts, or number of employees.

Application: A software program designed to facilitate a specific practical task, as opposed to controlling resources. Examples of application programs include Microsoft Word, a word processing application; Lotus 1-2-3, a spreadsheet application; and SAP R/3, an enterprise resource planning application. Contrast to operating system.

Archetype: A pattern from decision rights allocation.

Architecture: Provides a blueprint for translating business strategy into a plan for IS.

ASP (Application Service Provider) ...

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