Title: MIS revisited

Authors: Sharon A. Emma, Richard F. Beltramini

Addresses: Sebastian International, 6160 Variel Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA. ' Department of Marketing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

Abstract: Business computing over the past forty years has generally been limited to data processing and the performance of routine transactions. Management information systems (MIS), although predicted to revolutionise management jobs, are not extensively used for decision support and information generation. The use of MIS for business applications has become widespread since the 1960s. But examples of the successful implementation of decision-support systems are not common. Inhibitions on the part of management need to be overcome, as does the fear that management will become obsolete in the face of increasing reliance on information technology.

Keywords: commercial applications; decision support; business computing history; new technology implementation; information technology; management information systems; MIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1993.062609

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1993 Vol.6 No.1, pp.11 - 21

Published online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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