Management Information System (MIS) Definition/Meaning:
An information system whose prime purpose
is to supply information to management. The early concept of an MIS, commonplace
in the 1960s and early 1970s, was that systems analysts would determine the
information requirements of individual managers in an organization, and would
design systems to supply that information routinely and/or on demand.
support systems form a new class of MIS, giving managers much greater
independence in their use of computer-based information. They depend on the union of office information systems (including personal computing facilities
for managers, operated by themselves) with more conventional database and
data-processing systems. They assume that managers will be able to build and
access their own personal databases, as well as accessing the corporate
databases, and that they will be able to formulate their own access enquiries
without depending on specialist intermediaries.