How people obtain and share information has clearly changed in recent decades. There are two basic methods of obtaining information, manually and electronically. Once obtained, information needs to be processed, which means transforming raw data into meaningful information that can be applied to business decision making. Information must also be protected by ensuring that data are reliably and consistently retrievable in a usable format for authorized users but no one else. Business managers are exposed to reams of information every day, some useful and some not, which in turn impacts the actions they take, the behaviors they exhibit, and the decisions they make. This course discusses how information systems capture, process, and protects information.