Professor of MIS,
Interim Dean, School of Business Administration
How the Role of MIS Has Changed over Three Decades?
Lunch will be served
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Information technology (IT) has come a long way: back office operations in the 70’s, desktop support in the 80’s, enterprise process integration in the 90’s; and inter-organizational interaction in the 00’s. We are only just scratching the surface, as web (1.0, 2.0, 3.0,) is expected to alter the way organizations, future generations of work-force and societies will interact. Given that IT is expected to transform the way organizations operate, IS professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they continue to add to the organization and the society. Specifically, the IS community has to make sure they are not just implementing a-priori made management decisions but take the lead and help shape decisions that are a part of organizational fabric: its strategic thinking and cultural make-up. At the same time, IS community has to guard against becoming a zealot for technology but a wise steward of its value to the organization and the society as a whole. This presentation takes a retrospective look of MIS evolution over 4 decades and poses some challenges for the MIS profession in the future.
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