Definitions Edit

A management information system (MIS) is

an assembly of computer hardware, software, and/or firmware configured to collect, create, communicate, compute, disseminate, process, store, and/or control data or information.
[a]n orderly and disciplined accounting and reporting methodology, usually mechanized, which provides for the accurate recordation of data, and the timely extrapolation and transmission of management information used in the decision-making processes.[1]

Overview Edit

Examples include: information storage and retrieval systems, mainframe computers, minicomputers, personal computers and workstations, office automation systems, automated message processing systems (AMPS), and those supercomputers and process control computers (e.g., embedded computer systems) that perform general purpose computing functions.

References Edit

  1. Defense Acquisition University, Glossary, at B-110 (13th ed. Nov. 2009) (full-text).

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