Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 6, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 16

In this issue

1) What is a Management Information System?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is a Management Information System?

by Daniel J. Power

Broadly defined, a Management Information System (MIS) refers to any computer-based system or application that provides one or more managers with data, information and reports to help manage an entire business or more often a department in a company or organization. In general, Management Information Systems support the management activities and functions of an organization. Management Information Systems are built using various information technologies to assist and support managerial decision-making and control. More generally, MIS are computer-based systems that provide managers with tools and information to choose, control, evaluate and manage projects, tasks and resources within an organization. A major purpose of an MIS is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a managers' decision-making and action-taking. Management Information Systems especially help managers make decisions to support ongoing operations of an organization.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

08/05/2017 2017 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium: Analytics for Societal and Organizational Transformation. Check release.

08/02/2017 30% of banking jobs threatened by AI and Blockchain. Check release.

08/01/2017 Eldorado delivers enhanced business intelligence capabilities with OpenText. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), August 10-12, 2017, Boston, MA. Check here.

2. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 48th Annual Meeting, November 18-20, 2017, Washington, D.C. Check here.

3. Submission deadline Friday, September 8, 2017 for Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium: Analytics for Societal and Organizational Transformation, December 10, 2017, Seoul, South Korea. Check here.

4. Submission deadline December 15, 2017 for the 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.


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