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management information system

[′man·ij·mənt ‚in·fər′mā·shən ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A communication system in which data are recorded and processed to form the basis for decisions by top management of an organization. Abbreviated MIS.
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Management Information System

(application)
(MIS) A computer system, usually based on a mainframe or minicomputer, designed to provide management personnel with up-to-date information on an organisation's performance, e.g. inventory and sales. These systems output information in a form that is useable by managers at all levels of the organisation: strategic, tactical, and operational. A good example of an MIS report is an annual report for a stockholder (a scheduled report).

[Que's Computer User's Dictionary Second Edition, 1992].
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MIS

(1) (Management Information System) An information system that integrates data from all the departments it serves and provides operations and management with the information they require.

It was "the" buzzword of the mid to late 1970s, when online systems were implemented in all large organizations. See decision support system.

(2) (Management Information Services) See Information Systems.
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