Management Information Systems

ManagementInformation Systems

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Advancesin technology may result in the replacement of managers by computerapplication systems such (MIS),because, in essence, these systems perform roles that are similar tothose of managers. MIS is one of the leading computer-basedinformation systems. The system helps organizations provide the past,present and projected information that relates to internalorganizational operations and external intelligence (Ranisavljević,Spasić, &amp Mladenović-Ranisavljević, 2012). Consequently, theplanning, control, and operational functions of organizations aregenerated systematically. Thus, firms, in the end, are perceived interms of their past, present, and future. These systems are reliablesince all managers use information output in the decision-makingprocess.

Cloudcomputing is a new technology that allows organizations to store datain the Cloud as opposed to employee computers (APOSTU et al., 2013).As a result, multiple users gain access to organizational informationand contribute to projects at the same time without worrying aboutusing the same browser, operating system, or software. Thus,organizations become more cost-efficient in their operations, getmore storage space, gain access to backup and recovery services, anddevelop easy access to information.

Thesuccess of is dependent on how welldata is aligned with the outcomes of the business. In essence, furnish businesses with descriptive,diagnostic, and predictive information (Nowduri, 2014). Diagnosticinformation helps the organization gain insights on the differencebetween the current position of the business and where it should be.Predictive information reveals information regarding the future ofthe firm, and prescriptive information shows the actions that shouldbe instituted to address the issues facing the organization. Thus, ifdata not in tandem with the desired outcomes of a group, the resultsadvanced by the MIS may result in consequences that are fatal to thewell-being of the business.

MISplays a critical role in decision-making because individuals cannotdecipher the vast information available in organizations effectivelyto make informed decisions (Nowduri, 2014). MIS eliminates theprobability of human error in the analysis and evaluation of data. Aneffective MIS makes the process of handling large volumes ofinformation, verifying information, processing and analyzinginformation, and communicating information relatively easy.Consequently, organizations can depend on MIS for all decision-makingprocesses since these systems eliminate the possibility of humanerror.

Employeesmay not be able to interpret the vast information that reachesbusinesses in a timely and efficient manner thus, ManagementInformation Systems come in to make this process more efficient. MISequip businesses with descriptive, diagnostic, and predictiveinformation (Nowduri, 2014). Thus, if these systems go down, managersmay have a hard time making decisions regarding the efficientoperation of enterprises promptly. However, the use of technologiessuch as cloud-based solutions may help solve such predicaments. Sinceall the data is stored in the cloud, managers can back it up andretrieve it quickly, compared to when such information is stored on aphysical device (APOSTU et al., 2013). Thus, the smooth operation ofthe business is guaranteed in spite of the technical complicationsthat arise.

References

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Nowduri,S. (2014). and Its Support toSustainable Small and Medium Enterprises.&nbspIJBM,&nbsp8(8),202. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sersc.org/journals/IJSEIA/vol8_no8_2014/19.pdf

Nowduri,S. &amp DBA, S. (2012). and ItsSupport to Sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises.&nbspIJBM,&nbsp7(19).http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v7n19p125

Nowduri,S. &amp DBA, S. (2012). and ItsSupport to Sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises.&nbspIJBM,&nbsp7(19).http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v7n19p125

Ranisavljević,P., Spasić, T., &amp Mladenović-Ranisavljević, I. (2012).MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM AND DECISION MAKING PROCESS INENTERPRISE,&nbsp1(3),185. Retrieved fromhttp://emit.kcbor.net/Emit%20clanci%20za%20sajt/EMIT%20Vol1%20No3/Management%20information%20system%20and%20decision%20making%20process%20in.pdf