With the explosive growth of information in organizations and society, skilled information professionals are needed to handle and manage the information for effective decision making and learning. Information handling encompasses the complex process of gathering, processing, storing, organization, retrieving, filtering, synthesizing, representing, disseminating and using information. The MISC in information studies programme is a multidisciplinary programme that draws on the disciplines of library and information science, information management and information technology. It provides broad-based information professions. The programme has been designed to provide flexibility for students who wish to specialize in different areas:
Library & Information Science
Information Management and Systems
Media Resource Management
- To put emphasis on handling of information (which includes storage and access) in all forms rather than the conventional library activities.
- To produce quality professionals capable of holding senior level positions in Libraries and archives, Information Institutions, Universities, etc. and also to build up efficient information intermediaries.
- To make the environment around us realize that information is a pervasive element in contemporary society, the development of which will depend upon the future shape of information services particularly with the usage if Information communication Technologies. To this end in view, the MISC programme has been launched wherein information access, processing, organization and dissemination are the core components.
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Introduction to Management Information Systems
Information of the company
All individuals, companies and, in general, all organisations are continuously capturing data, many of which are of no significance to them at all. However, other data are available that would afford them a better understanding of their own environment and of themselves. These data – what we know as information –enable them to make more accurate decisions. For this reason, the right amount of information at the right time is a key factor for every organisation.
Essential aspects of information system in the company
All systems can be divided into subsystems. Because the company behaves as a system, its different elements can be broken down into subsystems. According to the organisation theory literature, the company can be divided into the following systems: commercial, operations, financial, personnel, and information. The information system is related to all the other systems and the environment. The purpose of the company’s information system is to gather the information it needs and, following necessary transformations, ensure that it reaches the members of the company who require it, whether for decision making, strategic control, or for implementing decisions adopted by the company (Menguzzato and Renau, 1991). A manager’s performance therefore depends on his or her skills in exploiting the information system’s capacities in order to obtain positive business outcomes.
Information system categories
Given the complexity of information processing and the varying degrees or levels into which data and processes can be structured, depending on the problem or issue, several categories of information systems are required to deal with all the organisation’s information needs.
According to the U.S. magazine Business Week, the process of innovation consists of re-creating business models and building entirely new markets to satisfy unmet human needs; above all, it aspires to select and execute the right ideas, and bring them to market in record time. But innovating is not an easy task. According to the Doblin group (2007), only 4% of new products released in the United States succeed in the market.
Immersion can be divided into two phases: Preliminary and In-Depth. The main objective of the first phase is to reframe the problem and arrive at an initial understanding of it, while the second phase aims at identifying the needs and opportunities that will lead to a solution in the next stage of the project, Ideation. Preliminary Immersion consists of Reframing, Exploratory Research and Desk Research. Everything begins with strategic alignment meetings between members of the team that will lead the Design Thinking project and employees of the client company, where the reframing process is undertaken. In parallel, the project team conducts a preliminary field survey – Exploratory Research – to illuminate the context of the subject in question and identify extreme behaviors that can be examined in greater depth in a second phase of Immersion. Simultaneously, Desk Research provides data on trends in the area under review in Brazil and abroad, as well as input on analogous themes that may help to elucidate the subject at hand.
This research involves diving deeply into the context of the lives of the players and the subject under study. In general, there is an attempt to focus on the human dimension with the aim of iretrieving four different types of information: 1. What do people say? 2. How do they act? 3. What do they think? 4. How do they feel?
The idea is to identify extreme behaviors and map their patterns, as well as people’s latent needs. The research is qualitative and does not seek to provide exhaustive knowledge on consumption and behavior segments, but by gathering opportunities to compile extreme profiles, it allows the creation of specific solutions. Often these
solutions cater to other groups, but they would not have emerged if scrutiny had not been trained on the differences.
System Analysis and Design
Systems Analysis and Design ─ Overview
It is a process of collecting and interpreting facts, identifying the problems, and decomposition of a system into its components. System analysis is conducted for the purpose of studying a system or its parts in order to identify its objectives. It is a problem solving technique that improves the system and ensures that all the components of the system work efficiently to accomplish their purpose. Analysis specifies what the system should do.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE
An effective System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) should result in a high quality system that meets customer expectations, reaches completion within time and cost evaluations, and works effectively and efficiently in the current and planned Information Technology infrastructure. System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model which includes policies and procedures for developing or altering systems throughout their life cycles. SDLC is used by analysts to develop an information system. SDLC includes the following activities:
Structured Analysis is a development method that allows the analyst to understand the system and its activities in a logical way. It is a systematic approach, which uses graphical tools that analyze and refine the objectives of an existing system and develop a new system specification which can be easily understandable by user.
It has following attributes:
It is graphic which specifies the presentation of application.
It divides the processes so that it gives a clear picture of system flow.
It is logical rather than physical i.e., the elements of system do not depend on vendor or hardware.
It is an approach that works from high-level overviews to lower-level details.