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Management information systems (MIS) existed in organizations well before computers and demate-rialization of transactions. Management information systems and information systems should not be confused. A management information system is designed to facilitate decision making with the provision of information and reports on every aspect of the business. To do this, MIS often use information systems to collect, manipulate, store, and diffuse information in unabridged form, such as raw data, text, photographs, and sounds within organizations. This is completed using computerized resources such as hardware and software as well as the personnel involved to conduct specified operations with data deemed relevant to the organization.

MIS have numerous objectives, including those related to operations, technological issues, and transactions, each resulting in a unique definition but always including the ...

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