The paper "Computer-Based Information Systems at Box Hill College of Kuwait" is a great example of a case study on management. This paper addresses the use of Computer-based information systems (CBIS) in Box Hill College of Kuwait and confirms that in its current status, the system is more of a drain that a benefit to the institution. The paper notes that the current information system does not serve most of the critical information needs presented by students, faculty, and the administrative staff. As such, the paper recommends that the college needs to design and implement a ‘ new’ CBIS, but first, it needs to identify the information needs presented by its students, faculty, and administrators.
Additionally, the paper notes that the college needs to follow a strategy in its design and implementation of the ‘ new’ information system. Notably, the strategy needs to fit within the college’ s aims and objectives, and must, therefore, be perceived as an ideal way of helping the institution advance its cause. In a case study from Makerere University in Uganda, the paper observes that in addition to addressing the information needs in a specific user community, a computer-based information system must be accepted by the targeted users, and must also be supported by the management.
Without support from the two, the real value of information systems cannot be realized. The paper ends by noting that Box Hill College can resolve the problems it's experiencing with its current information system by first identifying the real problems with the current system; identifying the information needs in its user community, and designing and implementing a CBIS that address the aforementioned (i. e.
inadequacies of the current system in meeting the information needs of the user community). IntroductionComputer-based information systems (CBIS) have become a critical component of contemporary organizations. This paper will look at how the Box Hill College of Kuwait (BHCK) - a learning institution has embraced CBIS and will gauge whether the systems have been drain or beneficial to the institution. Based on the analysis, the writer will then make recommendations for either BHCK and/or other institutions of learning that have embraced CBIS. The main aim of this paper is to identify how learning institutions can get value from the implementation of CBIS.
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