Studying information systems helps find the most efficient way to harvest and store data so it can be easily used. Efficiency in these systems can help solve problems in areas such as logistics or automation, reducing the amount of wasted effort or confusion due to poor information management.
By studying these systems, a better grasp on logical stream of thought can be attained by determining the most efficient ways to gather, communicate and secure information. Having an understanding of information systems provides added insight into other fields, such as computer networking, information security and database management. It also develops ideas about ways to use information systems and technology to solve problems in business and communication.