Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems : Managing with Computers

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This text was written for a first course in MIS and emphasises the organisation aspects of information systems. It explains and demonstrates how information systems can be used by management to more effectively manage an organisation. The text presents all types of modern day information systems, including decision systems, transaction processing systems and expert systems. Features: * The text presents all types of modern day information systems, including decision support systems, transaction processing systems and expert systems. * In a major change from the traditional MIS text, the manager is treated as an informed end-user of the corporation's information system, rather than as an MIS computer programmer separated from the operational needs of management. * The role of microcomputers in MIS is more thoroughly addressed than in most other texts. * A continuing case, ProYacht, shows how companies use technology to make decisions. As new systems are introduced to the student, they are implemented at ProYacht. This compelling case will show students how systems must be modified to accommodate the changing needs of management.
* Numerous boxed inserts - many of them real company examples - describe how contemporary business uses information. * Each chapter contains numerous review questions, several discussion cases, and actual company cases.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 900 pages
  • 215.9 x 241.3 x 31.75mm | 1,247.37g
  • Course Technology Inc
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0155001124
  • 9780155001121

Table of contents

Part I: The Information Resource. The Information Revolution. Types of Information Systems. Decision-Making and Information Systems. Part II: Information System Resources. Hardware and Software Resources. Data Resources and File Management Systems. Data Base Resources. Network Sharing of Information Resources. Part III: Managing with Information Systems. Transaction Processing Systems. Management Information Systems. Decision Support and Executive Information Systems. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. Part IV: Developing and Acquiring Information System Resources. Systems Analysis. Systems Design and Implementation. Acquisition of Information Systems. Alternative Analysis and Design Methodologies. Part V: Management of Information Systems. Managing Information Systems. Controls and Security of Information Systems. The Future of Information Systems.
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