Using IS For Decision Making

9 Mar

“An executive information system (EIS) is a computer-based information system designed to provide senior managers with access to information relevant to their management activities. The use of these systems by executives may become a particularly important component of their decision making behavior. The effects of EIS use on aspects of the decision making process are examined by surveying 46 executive users of EIS. The frequency of EIS use and the length of time of EIS use are shown to increase problem identification speed, decision making speed, and the extent of analysis in decision making.” Leidner, Dorothy E.
Elam, Joyce J.

This abstract explains how managers use EIS to improve decision making within a business. Its helps analyase decision making to reduce the risk of making a bad decision. It will also allow management to make decision faster and more efficiently. Overall we can see from this article that Information Systems are a vital part of decision making within a business. It allows the business to be run a lot more efficiently.


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