Originally Posted by punishatlehry
hi can anybody plz tell me the advantages and disadvantages of Information System.......
information systems have changed the dynamics of running businesses efficiently. The biggest advantage is Decentralization as it allows monitoring of operations at low levels and frees up resources for departmental managers to devote time to strategic activities. An information system is there to empower its users. A database simply provides data, but an information system is all about providing the best information the user needs to do their task more effectively. It also takes into account that different users doing their own specific tasks may need to see their information presented in differing ways. The benefits of an information system follow when the user can quickly access, understand and respond correctly to that information.
Easy for upper-level executives to use, extensive computer experience is not required in operations
Provides timely delivery of company summary information
Information that is provided is better understood
Filters data for management
Improves to tracking information
Offers efficiency to decision makers
Coordination of specialized projects and activities is much better and decision makers in the organization are aware of issues and problems in all departments. Another advantage of IS is that it minimizes information overload, which can be quite common with conventional businesses in the modern era.
Depending on organization deployment, usage and extraneous factors, some disadvantages related to Management Information Systems can come to the fore. Allocation of budgets for MIS upgrades, modifications and other revisions can be quite tricky at times. If budgets are not allocated uniformly or as per immediate requirements, key functionalities might get effected and benefits might not be realized consistently. Integration issues with legacy systems can affect the quality of output and vital business intelligence reports.
Limited functionality, by design
Information overload for some managers
Benefits hard to quantify
High implementation costs
System may become slow, large, and hard to manage
Need good internal processes for data management
May lead to less reliable and less secure data