Is MIS a failed discipline Have we gone on for almost three decades without making progress" (Briggs, Robert O., Nunamaker, Jay & Sprague, Ralph, 2000:5-10)
In the beginning of twentieth century, revolution began in knowledge and information then accelerated gradually thereafter. It became now the foundation for many new services and products where in 1974 applications pushed the limits of human ability. As information system, research advanced so did user expectations. And the question raised is how individuals, organization can adjust in order to leverage the delivery of information technology.
The infrastructure of the information technology (IT) affords the base for an organization to construct its information system needed to complete the work and provide the employee with all the necessary information. However, management decisions regarding IT are very critical because it affects employees' productivity and performance and therefore, it may affect the organization's overall success(Gareth R.Jones, 2000).
"Across all industries nevertheless, developing countries are increasingly deploying IT to solve their development problems. Lending by the World Bank for[ information technology] (IT) has been growing at six times the growth rate of total Bank lending, and is present 90% of Bank's lending operations. However, while the provision of the technology is a necessary condition for achievement of the benefit which IT can bring, there is mounting evidence to suggest that this itself is not sufficient. Changes are required in the behaviour of individuals and organization also)." (Al-Gahtani, 2003, p57, 13p)
Information system plays a very essential role in the banking industry particularity. It relies heavily on information technology. In this fast-paced world, no bank can function without highly sophisticated information system.
In addition to that, it limits the demand for labour in general.
Purpose and Scope
"Management information system is essential for creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, and providing useful products and services to customers." (Laudon, 2002,P1) It provides information figure of reports and exhibit to managers. For instance, sales managers may use their computer workstations to obtain sales outcome of their products and to access weekly sales study reports, and then assess sales made by every salesperson. "Management information systems arose in the 1970s to focus on computer-based information systems aimed at managers." (Laudon, 2002, P15). since of the growths of the Internet, globalisations of deal, and the increase of information financial system, have to get better the position of information systems in business and management. And then it wants pays concentration to organisation management information that subject rose by sociology, finances, environment and psychology. "An organization is a stable, formal social structure that takes resources from the environment and processes them to produce outputs." (Laudon, 2002,P87) This essay will be evaluating the contribution of Management Information System to