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MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Term-End Examination

MS-54 : MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Time: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100
(Weightage 70%)
Note : Answer ony four questions. All questions carry equal marks.
June, 2007
1. (a) Discuss about the emerging 'standards' for DBMS.
(b) Discuss in detail the role played by SQL for managing corporate data. (12+13=25)
2. (a) Elaborate the concept of 'Taxonomy of Data Structure'.
(b) Discuss the legal dimension of Computerization. (12+13=25)
3. (a) Explain NOLAN's stage growth model for MIS. Discuss its relevance in today's
organisation.
(b) Discuss the need and evaluation procedure for MIS in any organisation. (12+13=25)
4. (a) What are the typical functional information subsystems in an organisation? Explain
with an example from Petroleum Refinery.
(b) What are the various system analysis tools and why do we need more than one tool
at a time? (12+13=25)
5 . (a) What the characteristics of Local Are Networks? Describe the various Network
Topologies.
(b) Discuss the main functions of data communication software. (12+13=25)
6. (a) Explain the expert system. How do they help in decision-making ? Illustrate it with
the help of an example.
(b) Describe the various applications to which networks can be put. (12+13=25)