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Management Information Systems (MIS)

The three resources in MIS are information, information technology, and people. In our opinion, which of these three resources is most important? Why? The least important? Why?

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1. The three resources in MIS are information, information technology, and people. In our opinion, which of these three resources is most important? Why? The least important? Why?

Three resources in MIS are information, information technology, and people, which work together as a whole. Thus, they are all necessary. However, one way to look at it is that people are most important, as the MIS would not exist without the fully trained teams that build the MIS. It is people who use information to build the systems, and then later, it is people who use the information generated through systems (computer or manual, but mostly computer in the 21st century) for decision-making and other business procedures. It is the people who collect information, as well as operate the information technology. Thus, people have the power to make or break the MIS and, therefore, the most important. Is this how you see it?

For example, MIS personnel must be technically qualified to work with computer hardware, software, and computer information systems. Currently, colleges and universities cannot produce enough MIS personnel for business needs, and job opportunities are great. MIS managers, once they have risen through their technical ranks of their organization to become managers, must remember that they are no longer doing the technical work. They must cross over from being technicians to become managers. Their job changes from being technicians to being systems managers who ...

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Referring to the three resources in Management Information Systems (information, information technology, and people), this solution discusses which of these three resources is most important, the least important, and why.

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