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(1) (Electronic Image Stabilization) See image stabilization.

(2) (Executive Information System) An information system that consolidates and summarizes ongoing transactions within the organization. It provides top management with all the information it requires at all times from internal and external sources.

The terms EIS and DSS (decision support system) are often used synonymously; however, an EIS implies more of a war room style graphical interface that overlooks the entire enterprise. A decision support system (DSS) typically provides a spreadsheet style "what if?" analysis capability, often for only one department or one product at a time. LightShip and Forest & Trees are examples of EIS software that popularized the concept. The EIS systems in the 1980s were the progenitors of the business intelligence (BI) software in the 1990s. See decision support system, EII and BI software.

(2) (Enterprise Information Services) The back-end layer where the traditional data processing occurs in an organization, which includes the databases, mainframe and ERP applications.

(3) (EIS International, Inc., Herndon, VA) Founded in Connecticut in 1980 by Robert Jesurum, EIS became a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for call centers worldwide. The firm's call center workstations and predictive dialing software were used in a wide variety of industries, including finance, telecom and cable, publishing and market research. In 2000, EIS became a subsidiary of German-based SER Systeme AG, and in 2002, a management buyout created the independent SER Solutions, Inc. with headquarters in Dulles, VA. Private investment firm The Gores Group acquired SER in early 2006. For more information, visit www.ser.com.

environmental impact statement

A detailed analysis of the probable environmental consequences of proposed federal legislation, major federal actions, or large-scale construction making use of federal funds, likely to have significant effects on environmental quality; such a statement is required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. §4321 et seq.).
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Referrals for EIS are usually made by a child's parents or physician.
With approval of the EIS and the timing of Commonwealth environmental approvals factored into the schedule, commencement of production and exports from the Springsure Creek project remains on track for mid-2015.
Investors into so-called Approved EIS schemes need not worry about the change, as they receive tax relief when the money is finally invested in the individual businesses in the EIS.
Nigel has a breadth of experience and I have no doubt he will have a significant impact on driving the EIS towards its vision.
In addition to active duty medical personnel participating in EIS, eligible US Army and Air Force Reserve and National Guard officers have also completed EIS training, benefiting their civilian employers as well as the DoD.
This course addresses the use of EIS to measure the quality of aircraft, marine, or industrial maintenance coatings.
Critics argue that negotiating with STAR before completing the EIS is putting the cart before the horse.
The EIS figures in to much of the discomfort surrounding NEPA.
Numerous regulatory food agencies have implemented EIS or have indicated a desire to use it.
In 1951, 22 young physicians and one sanitary engineer signed on as EIS Officers at CDC, where they received several weeks of instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health administration and then served for 2 years as field epidemiologists, either at CDC or in state health departments.
EDMS and EIS store information about the records and store the actual physical records.