Information systems are the study of how various implementations of computer database applications work within a computer. It also examines how information systems have adapted over time, and how we currently store and share information from different databases and servers. Since we live in what is now dubbed as the information technology era (and we travel on the information superhighway), it is more important than ever that all types of valuable information is handled properly. For example, large banking or other financial institutions make millions of transactions per day, all affecting their customers' money. It's those who are involved in the development of information systems that make the process safe, productive, and effective. Without the help of new and improved ways to manage information passing in and out of various computer systems, a crisis could be on hand. That's why those entering into information systems play such a vital role in our modern world.