Management Information Systems
Q. Write a critical evaluation of your learning outcome. In your response, consider:
Consider the content of this class as they relate to information management/IT and managerial decision making.
Base on the course content, discuss the new skills you acquired from this class? How relevant are the new skills to your current and/or future profession?
How would you apply your new knowledge?
It is a very well known fact that all organizations, irrespective of irrelevant of the domain or industry it is working for, are dependent upon Information Systems and Information Technology to the greatest extent. These organizations operate over the attributes and information provided by data they collect at the initiation stage and then keeps on proceeding by processing and utilization of these data by the support provided by the Information Systems and Management.
Knowledge gained in the Learning Process
During the course of my learning process, the basic thing that I learned is that no organization can attain the stages of high yield and productivity just by relying upon human resources, as, the support of information technology is very necessary for its sustainment in the industry.
I also learned that the importance of information technology in a business unit has made it a compulsion for the formation of a different division of the business management group, namely, the Information Management section. It is having respective sections of IT Governance protocols, Risk Management parameters, Business strategies and functions, insights and analytics and ethics and code of conduct. Although all the factors are very closely related to the management protocols of the main business and corporate governance, yet, the difference lies in its mode of approach and functionality.
I also learned as of how information systems have brought about a change in the modes of operations of an organization. Just for instance, initially organizations used to rely upon traditional marketing concepts for the promotion of their products and services, but, with the advent of information technology in full swing, social media network and Internet is the major platform to showcase products and services with a wide range of coverage at a cheaper cost than the traditional methods of marketing.
I learned about data and record management, enterprise systems, geographic information systems, big data analysis, SDLC and ethics and responsibilities of a professional at the workplace and towards the society.
Skills acquired in the Learning Process
I acquired skills over various multitudes of the IT aspects, which are functional in an organization. I have learned the importance and methods of measuring and analyzing the benefits which a new strategy or concept can bring in the performance of an organization. The review methods like SWOT analysis and Balanced Scorecard features and the methods of preparing their reports and projections are understood by me during the learning process.
I also gained skill as to how to attract customers and clients using the IT Tools based over Internet platform by means of social media websites and networks, search engines, semantics and digital marketing tools. Apart from these, I gained skills relevant to the fields of project management, risk management, data and record management and social metrics of the utility of Information Technology for an organization.
Use of knowledge and skills acquired
I can utilize the knowledge and skills acquired by me during the learning process by me in all segments and situations of my professional life. The quality of knowledge gained will initially help me to get hired in some organization of repute and henceforth it will guide me in all walks of professional life. The multidimensionality and versatility of the knowledge and skills I earned will also help me to learn future upcoming technologies and methods of IT Management and Business Management and help me to keep myself updated to achieve growth and development in my career.
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Bourgeois, David T. (2014). Information Systems for Business and Beyond. The Saylor Academy. p. 5-9.
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