Pret a Manger: Management Information System a Competitive Advantage

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Title: THE VALUE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS ON ORGANISATIONS – THE ADDED VALUE AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THAT SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION DELIVER TO PRET A MANGER Ltd. Lecture: MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONG SYSTEMS Code: WM201 Level / Semester: MBA 2 Programme: MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Subject Tutor: TREVOR SHARPE Name of Student: Juan Manuel Aristizábal Candamil Student’s Registration Number: 20971 Date of Submission: 5TH January 2012 Word Count: 3300 words Word Limit: 3500 words JANUARY 2012 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS TABLE OF CONTENT 1. a. b. c. 2. a. b. 3. 4. INTRODUCTION…show more content…
b. Benefits Systems Gallier and Leidner (2003) state that the major task for many Information Systems (IS) departments in the early 1980‟s was making information available. The most important result of using computer technology, however, was the growing realization that the technology itself cannot solve problems and that the introduction of technology results in change. The impact of technological change depends on why and how technology is used. For many companies IS have been difficult to implement and more important, know how to use information. Technology is useless by itself. The increasing growing of business, markets, economies and all new forms of doing business brought new challenges to management because every second there was more information to be processed and the human capability had reached its limit, and if more people were hired the costs would be astronomic making the company uncompetitive. The 5 of Management Information and Communication JANUARY 2012 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS necessity to process information within a company in a fast and efficient way opened the way to computers in order to take that information and be showed in a better way making management be able to make decisions. (Laudon and Laudon, 2006) The Information Systems were the solution to the information processing problem. The benefits of IS bring productivity and optimisation to business
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