Evolution Of Management Infomation System


This article is about the management information system. Management information system is the combination of information systems which generate informations useful for managers in planning and control. Management information system is evolved from information system and management science.

Information system is as old as recorded human history. Information system moved fast towards the growth track in the last few centuries. The industrial revolution gave it a big fillip. Thereafter, business started growing and along with growth, business complexity also increased. Accounting systems, organisation size, development of computing technology among other have ensured the fast growth of information systems during the last few centuries. An information system generates information using data. If the information systems generate information useful for managers in planning and control, the whole system is called management information system. The evolution of management information system, and it's fast growth in the last few decades, can be attributed to the following factors:-

(i) Growth of management theory and techniques.
(ii) Growth of management accounting and it's applications in business.
(iii) Changes in the production and distribution methods and the consequent changes in the organisational structure.
(iv) Development of management science.
(v) Introduction of computer into business data processing and the developments in information technology.

Growth in computing technology made modern management information system possible, the speed, accuracy and the relevant facility in computers, also made it a pivot in modern management information system. Revolutionary are also taking place in information technology, which facilitated rapid growth of management information system.


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