LIS 505 - Management information systems


Short for management information systems or management information services. Software to assist managers in organizing and evaluating their departments.

decision support systems

DSS for short (though this can also stand for digital satellite system or Digital Signature Standard). Software to analyze and present business data to assist in business decisions.


Representing real-world objects or phenomena using mathematical equations.


Modeling phenomena with the aim of imitating them.

LAN managers

People who manage local area networks. ComputerUser Also called network managers.


Short for total cost of ownership. Includes costs of original hardware and software, upgrades, maintenance, technical support, and training.

Last updated October 29, 2002.
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