3.6 - Information Systems

Exam Board:

OCR

Specification:

2016 - Unit 2 

Information systems, such as structured databases, can be defined primarily as either 'open' or 'closed'.

Open Information Systems

Closed Information Systems

  • This type of system can interact with other information systems (e.g. another database) to exchange data, even from different platforms (types of computers).​

  • Because it is open it is more at risk of data loss and/or hacking.

  • This type of system is private and cannot exchange data with other systems.

  • Access is limited but it is much more secure than an open system.

Questo's Questions

3.6 - Information Systems:

1. Compare and contrast open and closed information systems. [4]

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