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Q1: What is MIS? Write down ten definitions of MIS?
M.I.S stands for “Management Information System”
is usually defined as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the business operation. Management is the process of allocating an organization's inputs,including human and economic resources, by planning, organizing, directing, andcontrolling for the purpose of producing goods or services desired by customers so thatorganizational objectives are accomplished.
is what is used in the act of informing or the state of being informed.Information includes knowledge acquired by some means.
A system
is a scientific method of inquiry, that is, observation, the formulation of anidea, the testing of that idea, and the application of the results. The scientific method of  problem solving is systems analysis in its broadest sense. 
Definitions of MIS (Management Information System):
1.MIS (management information systems) is a general term for the computer systems in anenterprisethat provide information about its business operations.
2.MIS refers broadly to a computer-based system that provides managers with thetools for organizing, evaluating and efficiently running their departments.
3.Management Information System (MIS) is a subset of the overallinternal controlsof a business covering the application of people, documents,technologies, and procedures bymanagement accountantsto solving business problems such as costing a product, service or a business-wide strategy.
4.Management information system is the computer system, a company uses tomaintain the information that it needs to manage its business.
5.Management Information Systems are the application of information technologyto organizational and managerial needs. An information system needs to be
aware of what information technology can contribute to an organization andhow to bring that solution to fruition.
6.MIS, A computer system, usually based on a mainframe or minicomputer,designed to provide management personnel with up-to-date information on anorganization’s performance, e.g. inventory and sales.
7.Information management is a general terms that refers to managing any kind of information. This information that is managed varies according to the industry.Document management is also considered as information management sinceyou are managing the information that is contained in the documents.
8.A MIS is an assembly of computer hardware, software, and/or firmwareconfigured to collect, create, communicate, compute, disseminate, process,store, and/or control data or information. Examples include: information storageand retrieval systems, mainframe computers, minicomputers.
9.The definition of Information Systems is the application of informationtechnology to organizational and managerial needs. An information systemneeds to be aware of what information technology can contribute to anorganization and how to bring that solution to fruition.
10.MIS refers to a central or centrally-coordinated system of computer expertiseand management, often includingmainframesystems but also including byextension the corporation's entire network of computer resources.
Q2: What are the Characteristics of Successful M.I.S?
To support management-level in their day to day operation.
Provide summarized reports based on routine transaction derived fromtransaction. processing system (TPS) and historical data for managers.
Mostly data is derived internally.
The system will be less analytical and less flexible as it only shows the historicaldata.
Provides reports with fixed and standard formats.
Hard-copy and soft-copy reports.
Uses internal data stored in the computer system.
End users can develop custom reports.
Requires formal requests from users.
An MIS supports transaction handling and record keeping.
An MIS uses an integrated database and supports a variety of functional areas.
An MIS provides operational-, tactical-, and strategic-level managers with eastaccess to timely but, for the most, structured information.
An MIS is somewhat flexible and can be adapted to meet the changinginformation needs of the organization.
An MIS can boost system security by limiting access to authorized personnel.

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