Advantages and disadvantages of information systems for businesses

16 Feb

Maintaining the latest information system involves five elements.
– Hardware
– Software
– Data
– People
– Process

The hardware must be reliable and maintain the ability to handles various workloads. Software must be designed carefully and evaluated in such a way as to maximise its effectiveness. All the data entered into the computer must be accurate. The people who maintain these systems must be highly skilled and knowledgeable enough to be able to handle the latest information systems, and the users must be taught how to operate the system.

There are many advantages of implementing information systems for businesses. It allows the user to access and to understand the information therefore allowing them to respond to information quickly and effectively. The user can get the most accurate and up-to-date information quickly which is very important for businesses as these decisions affect the business. In addition to this, information systems also allows users to alternate and present information, as well as perform different tasks.

However, there are some disadvantages of using information systems in businesses. One main problem is that information systems may not function properly which affects the running of the business. This can result in system break down, interrupting smooth operations and consumer dissatisfaction. Defective information systems can deliver wrong information to other systems which could create problems for the business and its customers. Information systems are also vulnerable to hackers and frauds.

References:

-http://www.ehow.com/info_8280392_advantages-disadvantages-information-systems.html

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