The paper "What Is the Importance of Information Management System" is a good example of a management research proposal. Management information systems avail information that enables business organizations to manage themselves effectively and efficiently. They are typically computer information systems which facilitate the management of five important components. These components include hardware, software, data, procedures, and human resource. Data refer to the information which facilitates decision making within an organization, and this means that this is the component that is actually manipulated by all the others in an endeavor to achieve the organizational objectives (Essvale Corporation Limited, 2008). Management information systems have been considered to be distinct from several other automated information systems since they facilitate the analysis of data with the view of strategizing operational activities.
Indeed, academicians consider these infrastructures as facilitators of the manner in which organizations, groups, and individuals evaluate, blueprint, implement, and improve systems. The goal is to generate information for the purpose of enhancing effectiveness and efficiency (Fong, 2011). Motivation towards Conducting this Study The objective of this study is to evaluate the manner in which small businesses in the city of Canberra can share experiences.
The research is meant to evaluate the manner in which such information sharing can enable such businesses to grow irrespective of the turbulences in the market place. The study is justified by the fact that management information systems have proved to be among the most essential infrastructures which facilitate the business operations in many big and successful companies around the world. Research Questions The proposed research is meant to: Evaluate the effectiveness of such assistive technologies as the Management Information Systems in enhancing the quality of service and profitability of small businesses within the city of Canberra. Seeking the revelation of the advantages, disadvantages, as well as the reliability of sharing experiences amongst these businesses. Literature Review Units of Analysis The study commences by evaluating the available literature on the subject.
The literature in question includes Journal Articles, Research/thesis, papers, Conference Proceedings, Government web-sites, and Case studies. The literature avails the basis for assessing the achievements in the technological development of the subject area. After the evaluation of related literature, the study proceeds into the methodology section. The methodology section presents the manner in which the research question is addressed, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The study terminates with the conclusion of the main points, as well as the expected contributions. Key Articles In this section, a number of reliable publications will be analyzed. These publications have been compiled by professionals in the area of Information Technology; among them include Jack T.
Marchewka, Sean Ekins, and A. Z. Maggie. Among the texts considered for the purpose of completing this study include: Green IT for Dummies by Baroudi and Reinhold (2009); Networked Digital Technologies by Fong (2011); Business Knowledge for IT in Trading and Exchanges by Essvale Corporation Limited (2008); and Information Technology Project Management: providing measurable organizational value by Marchewka (2006). The evolution of management information systems corresponds to five main phases, and the phases are unique to computing technology.
The evolution commenced with mainframe computing. It then progressed into the minicomputer computing. Much of the success witnessed today became achievable after the personal computers were invented. Later, client/server computer networks were developed, and this is where enterprise computing proves to be of relevance. Of late, there has been the development of a new and more powerful platform, and this is referred to as cloud computing (Yamagata-Lynch, 2010).
Baroudi, C. & Reinhold, A. (2009). Green IT for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
Ekins, S. Maggie A.Z., Antony J., & Willium H. (2011). Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
Essvale Corporation Limited (2008). Business Knowledge for IT in Trading and Exchanges. New York: Essvale Corporation Limited
Fong, S. (2011). Networked Digital Technologies: Third International Conference, NDT 2011, Macau, China, July 11-13, 2011 Proceedings. Berlin: Springer
Fox, W. & der Waldt, G.A. (2008). A Guide to Project Management. Claremont, Western Cape: Juta and Company Ltd.
Marchewka J.T. (2006). Information Technology Project Management: providing measurable organizational value, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Yamagata-Lynch, L.C. (2010). Activity Systems Analysis Methods: Understanding Complex Learning Environments, London: Springer.