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Management Information Systems, by Dr. Lauren Talia, DBA


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The Past, Present, and Future on Management Information Systems (MIS)

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Management Information Systems, by Dr. Lauren Talia, DBA

  1. 1. Management InformationSystems (MIS) Lauren Talia, DBA
  2. 2. DefinitionsComputer• Is electronic device capable of processing data, and capable of storing software programs (Jha, 2007).Management• Management is the organizational process that includes strategic planning, setting; objectives, managing resources, deploying the human and financial assets needed to achieve objectives, and measuring results (Stuhlman, 2012).
  3. 3. Definitions, CONT.Information• Data is organized and presented at a time, and place so that the decision-maker may take necessary action (Shajahan, S. & Priyadharshini, R. 2004)System• A System converts data from internal and external sources into information and to communicate that information, in appropriate form, to managers at all functions to enable them to make timely and effective decisions for planning, directing, and controlling for the activities which they are responsible (Lucey, 2004).
  4. 4. History of Management Information Systems (MIS)1642 o MIS started with simple manual system such as customer database on index cards (Pankajakshi, R., & Shailaja, M. L. (2012).1970’s o Hobbyists began to build personal computers from kits and commercially available microprocessors and floppy disks in early 1970s (McClellan & Dorn, 2006).1990’s o In 1990 the card catalog was not yet computerized, and the massive wooden filing cabinet that housed the thousands and thousands of alphabetized index cards itemizing the book collection stood in the center of the main room (Broyard, 2007).2013 o Almost every MIS resolves around some kind of computer hardware and software (Gupta, 2011).
  5. 5. Future of MISData Mining o An important trend in MIS is the ability for companies to use data mining tools to collect information regarding consumer purchases and other economic trends (Vitez, 2013).Automation o Material handing operation should be mechanized and/or automated where feasible to improve operational efficiently eliminate repetitive or potentially unsafe manual labor (Singh, 2008).
  6. 6. Importance of Management Information Systems (MIS)MIS represents 75% of all computer applications .Managers use MIS operations for 4-phases ofmanagement: o Planning o Organizing o Directing o Controlling
  7. 7. Overview for Management Information Systems (MIS) Advantages Disadvantages• Managers are able to • If an organization make quick informed ability to track strategic decisions. information, such as o From evaluating financial reporting for historical data, current projects is not updated. information, and o This will not benefit the forecasted information. Managers of the organization.For MIS to be effective an organization MUST maintain all datafor reporting to stay updated. To all Managers to access the latestinformation.
  8. 8. Who will benefit from MISCollege Student o Most degrees are four-year baccalaureate programs that combine general business courses with a mix of computer programming and management classes (cite). o This helps students to develop a well-rounded education in the development and implantation of MIS software. Advanced degrees are also offered (cite).Graduate Students o New career in database management and consulting. o According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the growth rate for jobs in the MIS field is expected to grow 21% or more from 2006 to 2016 (Cite). Incomes can range from $83,000 to $109,000 depending on the industry or position, according to the BLS (Cite).
  9. 9. Jobs in Management Information Systems (MIS)• System Administrator • Business Analyst• Network Administrator • Business System Analyst• Support Analyst • Manager of Information• Support Technician Systems• Project Coordinator • System Analyst • IT Consultant• Project Manager • IT Development Project• Technical Support Leader Specialist • IT User Liaison• IT User Liaison • Business Intelligence• Database Administrator Analyst• Systems Developer • Operations Research Analysis• Computer Systems Analyst • Sales Engineer • Technical Support• Consultant • Network Analyst
  10. 10. References• Shajahan, S. & Priyadharshini, R. (2004). Management information systems . Delhi, India: New Age International Publishers.• Jha, D. G. (2007). Computer concepts & management info systems . New Delhi, India: Prentice-Hall of India.• Stuhlman, D. G. (2012, December 12). Knowledge management terms . Retrieved from
  11. 11. • References Lucey, T. R. (2004). Management information system . (9th ed.). Bedford Row, London: Cengage Learning EMEA.• Pankajakshi, R., & Shailaja, M. L. (2012). The role of information and communication technologies (icts) in service sector. World Journal of Science and Technology 2012, , 2(5), 66-70. doi: 2231 – 2587• McClellan, J. E., & Dorn, H. (2006). Science and technology in world history: An introduction . (2nd ed.). Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins University Press.
  12. 12. • References hidden life-- Broyard, B. (2007). One drop: My fathers a story of race and family secrets . New York, NY: Hachette Digital, Inc.• Gupta, H. (2011). Management information system . New Delhi, India: International Book House PVT. LTD.• Vitez, O. (2013). Trends in management information systems . Retrieved from management-information-systems.html• Singh, A. K. (2008). Materials management . Laxmi Publications LP LTD: New Delhi, India.
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