In addition, they write programs to codify that technology and later manage it. As such, the IS professional might develop code for business transaction processing systems, client/server systems or end-user support systems; they might implement such systems in languages as COBOL, C++, Visual Basic or JAVA (Oldbach, 1995). IS specialists also design and administer databases and data warehouses, analyse and implement enterprise-wide solutions to information problems and manage telecommunications efforts. Some IS specialists implement and manage corporate-wide Intranets. Finally, IS specialists can also provide project management skills, technical writing or training by melding their knowledge of information technology and business processes.
Management information system (MIS) is a computer-based system that makes information available to users with similar needs. The users usually compose a formal organisational entity-the firm or a subsidiary sub-unit. The information describes the firm or one of its major systems in terms of what has happened in the past, what is happening now, and what is likely to happen in the future. The information is made available in the form of periodic reports, special reports, and outputs of mathematical simulations. ...Show more