We have written this book in the hope of helping to promote professionalism in the design, construction, and use of management information systems. A management information system, if it is going to be effective, must be congruent with the decisions to be taken by managers in their evolving roles, must make use of technological developments in systems, accounting, and computation that are just sufficiently advanced to ensure that no major opportunities are missed, and must fit the style of the organisation and of its people. To make a system fit all of the specifications of the last sentence is a very tall order indeed. But that is what being professional entails. And that is our objective.
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