MIS is the use of information technology, people and business processes to record, store and process data to produce information that decision makes can use in day to day decision making. MIS is Management Information System which is a collection of systems, hardware, procedures, and people that all work together to process, store, and produce information that is useful to the organization. Having a management information system helps decision makers to make decisions providing needful information, also it facilitate the communication within and outside the organization.
Management information systems is the study of the people, technology, organizations and the relationships among them. MIS professionals help firms realize maximum benefit from investment in personnel, equipment’s and business processes. MIS is a people oriented field with an emphasis on service through technology. If you have interest on technology and have the desire to use technology to improve people lives, MIS is the concept that can achieve both at the same time.
Businesses use information systems at all levels of operation to collect, process, and store data. Management aggregates and disseminates this data in the form of information needed to carry out the daily operations of business. Everyone who works in business, from someone who pays the bills to the person who makes employment decisions, uses information systems. A car dealership could use a computer database to keep track of which products sell best. A retail store might use a computer-based information system to sell products over the Internet. In fact, many businesses concentrate on the alignment of MIS with business goals to achieve competitive advantage over other businesses. MIS professionals create information systems for data management such as storing, searching, and analyzing data. In addition, they manage various information systems to meet the needs of managers, staff and customers. By working collaboratively with various members of their work group, as well as with their customers and clients, MIS professionals are able to play a key role in areas such as information security, integration, and exchange. As an MIS major, you should have better knowledge to design, implement, and use business information systems in innovative ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your company.