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Today’s business environment contains copious amounts of information, both internal and external to a company’s operations. Businesses often look to capture this information for making decisions and improving operations based on different factors gleaned from data.
Management information systems represent classic concepts for gathering information from a variety of business processes for the purpose of management review. The structure and scope of this theory relates that some information or data exists that can improve business decisions.
Companies often attempt to design and implement an information gathering system that will encompass their organization’s entire operations. While small business owners will not need such a system, owners and directors in large companies cannot be at the forefront of operations, giving rise to the need for an information system.
For maximum effectiveness, management information systems should not be static. Companies will often need a system that will expand or adjust to changes in operations. This allows business owners and managers access to the most up-to-date information when making business decisions.
- BusinessDictionary.com: Management Information System (MIS)
- "Management Information Systems"; Terence Lucey; 2004
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