Management Information Sources and Corporate Intelligence Systems
|1.||Transaction processing and intelligence capture|
|2.||Data-base management and intelligence storage and retrieval|
|3.||Decision support systems and intelligence processing|
We provide an overview of the concepts in transaction processing, data-base management, and decision support systems. References are listed in each of these areas for further details. Our purpose is to provide the perspective for the executive to determine the use of these concepts for his or her company and to understand the choices open to him or her in today's technology.
In discussing the application of computer systems to the intelligence function, it is important to distinguish between "data" and "information." The term "data" is used to refer to raw facts, such as individual sales transactions, bank transactions, or employee time cards. On the other hand, the term "information"