Integration of Management Information Systems (Cyber Infrastructure) and Operations Research
Dr. Mohamed Abu Al-Jibeen
Management information systems (MIS) summarize data and prepare information reports from transaction
data, usually in different functional areas. MIS deals with the planning for development, management, and
use of information technology tools to help people perform all tasks related to information processing and management.
Operations research (OR) is defined as the application of scientific methods for decision making in managing a variety of
Synergy of MIS and OR is considered in the paper . Modern web based MIS are designed and implemented with the aim
of providing data necessary for decision analysis . For rational analysis and finding optimal solution, techniques and tools
of modern OR are used . That is why OR is becoming an important part of cyber infrastructure . The accent in the paper is
given to modeling systems, modeling languages, solvers, and interface .