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by Dinesh Thakur

A system analyst is responsible for analyzing, designing and implementing systems to fulfill organizational needs. He/she plays a vital role in making operational the management information system. The role of the system analyst has however changed.



 
by Dinesh Thakur

A Strategic Information System can offer competitive advantage to an organization in the following ways:

 
by Dinesh Thakur

Organizations that plan their information system tend to achieve better results than organizations that do not, yet studies reveal that many organizations either do not plan or do it unsystematically.



 
by Dinesh Thakur

    Changing concept of IS

    Information as a necessary evil: - Information was regarded as a necessary evil, associated with the development, production and marketing of products or services. Information was thus merely considered as a by-product of transactions in the organizations.

 
by Dinesh Thakur

           A wide variety of techniques are being applied for IS panning. However, organizations select these techniques based on the persuasive power of IS developers rather than on a sound logic.

 
by Dinesh Thakur

Richard Nolan (1974) has discussed a framework for IS planning, popularly known as Nolan stage model. The basic premise of the model is that any organization will move through stages of maturity with respect to the use and management of IS. While progressing, an organization must go through each stage of growth before it can move to the next stage.

 
by Dinesh Thakur

Enterprise resource planning involves procuring and accumulating the resources for their optimum utilization through integrating them at one place and giving multiple accesses to these resources. The broad sets of activities are supported by multi module application software.

 
by Dinesh Thakur

The plan for development and its implementation is a basic necessity for MIS. In MIS the information is recognized as major resource likecapital and time. If this resource has to be managed well, it calls upon themanagement to plan for it and control it, so that the information becomesa vital resource for the system.