WHAT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE

A Management Information System (MIS) should provide information necessary to an organization including standard and special decision making reports. In order that the concepts associated with MIS work, three requisites must be fulfilled: top management must define a long range plan and enthusiastically support it; the organization must understand the high investment involved and justify it by expected returns; and a major effort should be anticipated in the preparation of personnel, revision of organization structure and procedure definition, to assure effective use of these new capabilities. Attention is directed toward the major differences between traditional data processing systems and a MIS: traditional systems are created and overseen by one segment of the organization, whereas the MIS concept implies a homeogeneous system which bridges many segments; and although in theory a MIS should be independent of computer system vendor, this may not be possible.

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  • Pagination: p. 222-225
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 59

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  • Accession Number: 00129933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM