MIS For Dummies

4 Mar

Hi everyone, my last blog was about networking as a trends in information systems, I will now look at MIS, another trend in IS. Management Information Systems (MIS) is the integration of information technology in achieving the needs and objectives of the general workforce and managers. The development of MIS in organizations helps managers in applying efficient and effective information technology-based business. Most organizations these days rely heavily on their IT systems.

But why?

An MIS provides many benefits to the organization. Primarily, it facilitates  organizational planning. MIS improves the decision-making skills of management by providing relevant information. Secondly, MIS minimizes information surplus by summarizing this in standard  formats for managers to have detailed and concise reports. Finally, MIS makes managerial control easier. This gives management the ability to assess  and improve the organization’s performance.

It’s not without its risks though.

Management decisions based on ineffective or imperfect MIS may boost  the risks in specific areas such as commodity pricing, company’s liquidity,  interest rates or foreign currency. A non-secure or poorly programmed MIS can result into hacking, data  manipulation, unauthorized data access and routine work disruption that can  result to incorrect management decisions or planning.

However, it’s a risk most companies are willing to take.

But don’t just take my word for it read more here:  Facts on Management Information System | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5701515_management-information-system.html#ixzz2MZ5XaKZs

4 Responses to “MIS For Dummies”

  1. sad111419882 March 4, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    great post….very clear and precise. I liked how you explained the ricks along with the benefits of MIS. Good photo too

  2. sad112712305 March 4, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Great blog ! MIS well explained. Thanks !

  3. sad112759089 March 4, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Good Blog! Found the eHow link very interesting.

  4. sad112540853 March 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Great blog, love the picture 😀

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