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Topic: The three main roles of computer systems in business

Information systems provide business analysis and help in business processes.

Information systems provide business analysis and help in business processes.

Organizations strive to be the market leaders in their particular sector. In climates where factors such as the recession, inflationary pressures and increased competition may hinder the achievement of this goal, companies look for strategies that lead to competitive advantage. One such strategy is the adoption of information systems within the company. Information systems will help a company to make appropriate use of their data, reduce workload and help with ensuring compliance with the mandatory regulations.


Storage and analysis


At the date of this publication, many companies no longer handle their data and information manually with records and printed formats. Through the adoption of information systems, companies can use sophisticated databases and complete data that can contain every conceivable piece of data about the company.Information systems stored, updated and even analyze the information, and the company can use this to identify solutions to current or future problems. In addition, these systems can integrate data from various sources, both inside and outside the company, keeping up with the internal performance and external opportunities and threats.

Help with decision making


The long-term success of a company depends on the adequacy of their strategic plans. The management team of an organization uses information systems for the formulation of strategic plans and decision-making for longevity and prosperity of the organization. The company uses information systems to assess information from all sources, including information from external references such as Reuters or Bloomberg, which provide information on the overall economy. The analysis and comparison of market trends helps organizations to analyze the suitability and quality of their strategic decisions.

Help with business processes


Information systems help in the development of companies to have a greater number of value-added systems in the company. For example, a company can integrate information systems with the manufacturing cycle to ensure that the outputs produced meet the requirements of the different quality management standards.The adoption of information systems simplifies business processes and eliminates unnecessary activities.Information systems add controls to the processes used, ensuring that only users with appropriate rights can perform certain tasks. In addition, information systems eliminate repetitive tasks and increase accuracy, which allows employees to focus on more high level functions. Information systems can also lead to better project planning and implementation through effective monitoring and comparison with the established criteria.



The implementation of information systems within an organization can be costly. Implementation costs include not only the installation of the systems but also training sessions for employees. In addition, employees can see the adoption of information systems as an unwarranted change and therefore resist this change. Resistance to change can hinder business operations and may cause turnover. Companies must have leadership in place to assess the adequacy of the decision to have an information system and guide the company through the transition phase and weigh cost information systems with the potential benefits.


Topic: What is the importance of information technology in business?

Every day, information becomes more relevant in the lives of people and businesses .Its use is as a learning tool in society increases very rapidly. 


Increase the number of households owning a computer at home, and several, with access to internet . This tool is assisting parents and children by showing them a new way to learn and see the world. When you learn to use a computer new horizons open in the user’s life. Today no company can operate without computers , it is through it, everything is resolved more easily. The world is computerized, Computer perhaps the area most influenced the course of the twentieth century. If today we live in the Information Age, this technological advance is due in data transmission and new communication facilities, both unthinkable without the evolution of computers and devices. The greatest fruit of computers in our society is to maintain the informed and updated individuals, through better communication. There is information in almost everything we do and in almost all products we consume. it is very difficult to think of changes, transformations and innovations in a company without in any part of the process the computer is not linked. 


Topic: Computers and Business

Information technology is the key element in the success of a company. It is the main tool with which an organization creates new and innovative business models.

Businesses depend on the effective use of information systems to design their products and services. In addition, this technological resource helps them meet the demands of the traditional market and inserted in e – commerce. The potential of information as a strategy change is related to the value that gives the organization. Every day, the computing resources of a company acquired equal importance to human and financial resources.Effective management of technology represents a major competitive advantage for organizations. This allows companies to take swift and effective decisions. The planning, organization and information management are an essential part of business success.Organizations need professionals able to manage information resources and promote changes in organizational politics. “An expert manager in computer technology increases levels of EFFICIENCY and competitiveness of their enterprise , ” said Belinda Moné, coordinator of the Master in Management Systems information from the Sacred Heart University (USC). a manager in information systems is a manager able to integrate coherently decisions and plans on information systems in business strategy. This is a professional who integrates computer technology at the service of the organization. In addition, it develops strategies that facilitate the assimilation and development of the new culture of information. The integration of technological resources allows companies torecognize the economic value of information and establish appropriate management for planning. It also encourages individual and collective corporate responsibility for the information that is generated. In the age of information technology , enterprise resource management requires mastery of technological knowledge. The current market requires leaders who can find in the management of information resources the basis for a successful organization. Therefore, it is important to professional training in the areas of management and information systems. Meets 20 years Master of GSI ‘s specialty is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico that combines degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems, announced Belinda Moné , coordinator of expertise. the program aims to producegraduates capable of managing information resources of a company. Aims to develop leaders who integrate management and information technology as the basis for the efficient operation of your organization. “Our goal is to teach students to effectively use technology resources of the organization and promote changes in corporate policy , ” said Mone . the computing resources are the most valuable asset a company has. “a manager can put technology at the service of business information represents a competitive advantage for any organization , ” said the coordinator of the graduate program. the master provides professional the tools needed to meet the technological changes that require companies.Courses integrate the case discussions, debates, simulations and practical application of theoretical concepts. These teaching methods allow students to have an integrated view of theoretical models and practical experience. The program in Management Information Systems develops leaders who will lead organizations in Puerto Rico. It enables students to perform as analysts, managers, teachers or consultants in information systems. “Our graduates become professionals able to integrate technological and managerial resources of organizations to make them more efficient against market needs” said the coordinator of the graduate program. for 20 years, the program has been highlighted by staying ahead in teaching management information systems. “the success of our graduates in the professional field proves the importance and productivity of a program like ours in the business context , “he said Mone.


Last Meeting: February 10, 2005

Topic: The Business of RFID: A Review of Marketplace Trends and Best Practices

Presented by: Douglas Neary, President, Longford Consulting Group

Location: Claymont, DE, Holiday Inn Select


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Topic: TBA. Joint Meeting with TEMPO
Presented by: TEMPO
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA, Doubletree Guest Suites, 610-834-8300, Directions
Meeting Sponsor: Merrill Lynch, Todd Welch, "Wealth Management"

Networking 6:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Presentation: 8:00 PM

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