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What are the components of a management information system?

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The components of a management information system (MIS) include hardware, software, data, procedures and personnel/users. A management information system can be defined as a system that provides organizations with the information required to manage them both effectively and efficiently.

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The entire process of an MIS involves the collection, processing, secure recording and dissemination of information.

The components of a management information system further defined:

  1. Hardware: All the output and input devices that aid in displaying and feeding in the information
  2. Software: All the applications and programs that process the data
  3. Data: The actual information
  4. Procedures: A set of guidelines established by an organization to govern the use of the MIS, depending on the purpose and nature of the organization
  5. Personnel/users: The individual or group of people who utilize the system to prepare programs and plans

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