Managment Information Systems (MIS)

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Most organisa ons now use Management Informa on Systems (MIS). Describe Describe the factors which make a Management Informa on System
what is meant by an MIS, and use a suitable example to illustrate how it can be (MIS) either good or poor. (7) (Jan 2012)
used. (4) (Jan 2012)
Factors which can lead to a good MIS include the following:
MIS are programs designed to produce mely/uptodate, relevant and accurate Accuracy of the informa on produced usually dependent on the
informa on (1) to help managers make good decisions (1) accuracy of the data input.
Example of use: Head teacher in a school analysing those pupils who are falling Ability to allow managers to set up their own queries flexibly.
behind in their work as evidenced by test results and whose a endance is poor Presents the data in an appropriate form, for example a graph, to
(1) so that interviews with parents can be arranged. (1) make it easy to understand.
Can be used by managers who have differing experience and skills in
the use of ICT.
Factors which can lead to a poor MIS include the following:
Lack of training for managers means many managers do not use the
system as they should
Inappropriate hardware or so ware being used. For example, the
network may run slowly when processing the informa on needed
when producing MIS reports
Inadequate ini al analysis: The system does not do exactly what it
should do
Describe the factors which make a good or a poor MIS using examples to
illustrate your answer. (8) (June 2010)
Features of a good MIS include the following:
Describe what is meant by a management informa on system (MIS). Include in
Accuracy of the information produced usually dependent on the accuracy of the data your answer one example of how an MIS can be used. (5) (June 2010)
input. (1) Presents the data in an appropriate form, for example a graph, to make it easy to
understand. (1) A management informa on system (MIS) is an organised collec on of people,
Factors which can lead to a poor MIS: procedures and resources (1) designed to support the decisions of managers. (1)
Lack of training for managers means many managers do not use the system as they A head teacher in a school analysing those pupils who are falling behind in their
should. (1) Inadequate initial analysis. The system does not do exactly what it should do.
work as evidenced by test results and whose a endance is poor so that
(1)
interviews with parents can be arranged.

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Mr A Gibson

This combines some past exam questions related to this topic along with some of the key points which would form the basis of an answer plan. This is recommended as a technique for other topics as well as a stand alone resource.

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