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Sandhya IS discussion 1:

 

As everyone knows, Information Systems (IS) includes collection of
the processes, standards and tools which are focused on creating, storing and
processing the information in human readable forms such as reports, charts and dashboards
to help the businesses understand the data and make better and effective
decisions. As author in Article 1 mentioned, Information systems won’t just
include data base and computer programs, this (IS) also includes humans and
processes designed to capture, process, distribute and analyze the data. 

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Over the past 50+ years, Information systems field has evolved
rapidly, IS field has seen significant growth from time to time. As the per the
changing and increasing market needs, research on this area also dramatically
increased. 

 

As everyone knows, Information Systems (IS) includes collection of
the processes, standards and tools which are focused on creating, storing and
processing the information in human readable forms such as reports, charts and
dashboards to help the businesses understand the data and make better and
effective decisions. As author in Article 1 mentioned, Information systems
won’t just include data base and computer programs, this (IS) also includes
humans and processes designed to capture, process, distribute and analyze the
data.

 

Evolution and Trends: As per my understanding, each decade
in last five decades mainly focused on solving atleast one primary challenge.
Following shows my understanding of what each decade focus has been and what
was the outcome:

 

1950 – 1960: In this decade, main focus was on transactional data
processing which in real life used to cash checks, automated teller machines,
accounting systems, orders and deposits etc..

 

1960 – 1970:  This
era focused on developing applications which helps business people to make the
decisions by understanding the processed data. So focus shifted completely from
developing basic simple automated processes to utilize predefined information
effectively.  Additionally, the
first business computer has seen the world in this decade.

 

1970 – 1980: In this era, personal computers (PC)  were introduced. But as per
increasing needs, predefine reporting was not good enough to help the
businesses to make the decisions, so new concept called Decision Support System
(DSS) was evolved to support business users with interactive decision making
processes.

 

1980 – 1990: This era has seen personal computing, most companies
purchased their own software and hardware as per their needs. There was n’t
much change in technology growth but usage has been increased.

 

1990 – 2000: This decade has seen significant shift in information
system technology usage and so the business environment. Many industries have
seen positive impact of new ways of communications and various ways of running
business which was cumbersome earlier. Outcomes include Artificial
intelligence, knowledge management systems (intranet, Helpdesk), Expert Systems
etc.

 

2000 – Current: Significant growth of internet usage rapidly changed
the capabilities in business with the help of Information Systems. Web based,
mobile based applications are being used by businesses extensively. 

 

As per my research and understanding, based on the way information
systems have emerged, automating on demand things seem to be driving point.
Many organizations focus on automating as much as possible to save the time,
money and resources, machine learning could help achieve this. Considering
these, I think the next trends could be based on Artificial Intelligence or
machine learning, Internet of things (IoT) and Big Data.

 

References: 

3 trends that could aid information management

Current trends in information systems: Cloud, IoTs and big data

 

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