Impact of Computers and Management Information Systems on Society and Commerce

2644 Words Mar 29th, 2010 11 Pages
CONTENTS

Introduction 01
1 - Computers-MIS and Individuals 02
2 - Computers-MIS and jobs 02
2.1. - People with Physical Disabilities. 03
2.2. - Telecommuting 03
3 - Computers-MIS and Education and training 03
4 - Computers-MIS and Government 04
5 - Computers-MIS and Crime. 04
6 - Computers-MIS and Social interactions 05
7 - Impact of Computers-MIS on Business and Commerce 05
Conclusion 07
Recommendations 08
References 08

Introduction
From the very beginning, computers have helped business tackle basic operations –collecting data, handling transactions, and creating reports. Today, businesses and managers would find it difficult or impossible to function without information systems. Electronic business and electronic
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2.1. - People with Physical Disabilities. Technology offers many possibilities to provide jobs for workers with physical disabilities. Common uses of technology include the use of scanners and speech synthesizers for visually impaired workers; voice input devices and graphics displays for workers who cannot use keyboards; and telecommuting for those who work from home. Most Windows-based software contains features to facilitate usage by people with various physical challenges.
2.2. - Telecommuting. Through this technology, workers in service-based firms are no longer tied to a physical location, as they can work from their homes. Services that fall in this category include accounting, legal advice, education, insurance, investments, data analysis, computer programming, and consulting. Any service provider with the appropriate telecommunications systems can be located anywhere and still performs her job. Working at home has two main advantages (1) decreased costs through smaller offices, and (2) flexibility in hiring additional workers on a contract basis. There are also disadvantages, both to the firm and to the workers. For the firm, evaluating and managing employees is complicated. Also, it is harder to spot problems and make informal suggestions and corrections without daily personal contact, including conversations. To the worker, the most obvious benefit lies in reducing the time and

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