Business Infrastructure, in a Computer Environment
Publisher: Vantage Pr (August 2001)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.4 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
FROM THE PREFACE "For businesses to develop successfully and grow requires leadership with a clear vision of the future. This can only be accomplished through an effective Management Information Reporting System (MIRS) fed by an equally strong business Infrastructure. The information and data supplied by the appropriate Infrastructure within an organization will give management accurate and timely information to enable them to "look forward" and make the necessary choices to succeed, based on current, everyday accurate information supplied by its Infrastructure. In the early development of a business, one person could be responsible for all the Infrastructure required to successfully run an organization, such as: Sales, Merchandise Purchasing, Credit and Collection, Warehousing, Shipping, Bookkeeping, etc. That same person would act as: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), etc. All the information required to successfully run a business was in one person's head. But, as organizations grow to 25, 50, 100 or 1000 people, these functions become departmentalized under the direction of the CEO, CFO, COO, and CIO and become the organization's Infrastructure that supplies information and data required for the development of an effective Management Information Reporting System (MIRS), which is necessary for management to make decisions that successfully guide their business." The book explores leadership styles, the history and birth of the computer age and goes through the development of selected departments and how to set up the procedures required to insure the accuracy of information flow which is crucial to sustain a successful Management Information Reporting System (MIRS).