Trends in Information Systems-Its use across all sectors

31 Jan

In order to look at the trends in information systems it is important to firstly look at what is an information system and what value does it have in modern organisations. Information Systems are a combination of people, data , process, information technology and information presentation and these elements interact to improve all aspects of an organisations . Information systems play a vital role in all organisations, from a day to day basis using Transaction Processing  Systems to strategic level decisions using an Executive Support System(ESS). Information systems are commonly used to achieve competitive advantage, secure customer intimacy, for improved decision making, to try out new models/products and for more or less survival in a modern business environment.

The role of information systems are now changing an there is more of a focus on customers as opposed to internal business procedures. Information systems are also now used in numerous different industries in order to improve efficiency across many sectors. For example, information systems are used across the health sector including Hospital Information System(HIS), Clinical Information System(CIS) and Patient Data Management Information System(PDMS). Information Systems are also being used across the banking sector, for example Data Mining and Data Warehousing. Riskompass has also being implemented across the banking sector in order to calculate risk and the Electronic Clearing Service which facilitates paperless transactions.( For more information regarding I.S in the Banking Sector see this interesting article http://www.scribd.com/doc/22553515/Management-Information-System-MIS-in-Banking-Sector

There is also an Geographic Information System(GIS) which is used to interpret data, trends etc and it offers huge benefits to the industry such as cost saving, increased efficiency and better record keeping. For more on its use in geography see the following link http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis. Information systems are also used in the steel industry, power industry and others. I believe the future of information systems will be in its use across all sectors, industries and organisations that will improve operations on a day to day basis and decision making.

12 Responses to “Trends in Information Systems-Its use across all sectors”

  1. sad111350151 January 31, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Really interesting and informative! I didn’t realise there were systems such as HIS, CIS and PDMS!

    • sad111448932 January 31, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

      Thank you! I didn’t realise either until further research! I imagine there are a lot more in different industries too!

  2. sad112759089 February 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Very Interesting, looks like systems are used in a lot of sectors these days.

    • sad111448932 February 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Thank you! Yes and I’d say we will see its use even more in the future across many other sectors

      • sad111452022 February 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

        Very interesting to see how many sectors actually use information systems today, even the less obvious ones like the health sector! Good, detailed account how these sectors use I.S!

  3. sad111448932 February 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Thanks again for the comments, in my next few blogs I will go into detail on its use in each individual sector!

  4. sad111708665 March 8, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    IS really does cover all sectors. It has seen incredible growth in the last no of years…thanks for a good blog

    • sad111350151 March 8, 2013 at 6:45 am #

      Thanks very much!

    • sad111448932 March 8, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Thank you for your comment no problem;)

  5. sad112540853 March 8, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Great Blog, very helpful links😀

    • sad111448932 March 8, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Thank you!

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