Study about the Hungarian Central Statistical Office: Management Information System
Abstract: Above a certain size of the organization, whether private or public, the decision making level of the management requires “digested” information to receive support in the form of exact and relevant data or reports. These data are a reflection of the most important strategic and operational elements of the specific organization, giving an overview of the activities and results of planning, production, marketing, sales, customer relations, cash flow etc. depending on the core activity of the company. The quality of these data is of the utmost importance, since the top management of large organizations derives its high level decisions mostly from such “digests” instead of going down in the depth of the core activity components.
As the supporting Information Technology went through a significant development during the last decades, and business intelligence solutions were developed, more and more attention was drawn to these technologies in the private sector’s companies and large or central public administration institutions as well. The article displays a brief case study of the design and implementation of such a management information system (MIS) in the Hungarian Central Statistical Office in detail. The implemented system had to comply with several expectations, where some of them were specified for public administration. As the daily application of an MIS is still rare in Hungarian public administration, the efforts of the office were almost exclusively based on international good practices and the definition of our own needs. Keep reading..
Writing a case brief can be rather easy once you’ve got the format down. Read through a case once before you begin briefing, and then focus on the important parts of the case, which will become the elements of the case brief:
Difficulty: Average Time Required: Depends on length of case Here’s How:
Facts: Pinpoint the determinative facts of a case, i.e., those that make a difference in the outcome. Your goal here is to be able to tell the story of the case without missing any pertinent information but also not including too many extraneous facts either; it takes some practice to pick out the determinative facts, so don’t get discouraged if you miss the mark the first few times. Above all, make sure you have clearly marked the parties’ names and positions in the case (Plaintiff/Defendant or Appellee/Appellant).
Procedural History: Record what has happened procedurally in the case up until this point. The dates of case filings, motions of summary judgment, court rulings, trials, and verdicts or judgments should be noted, but usually this isn’t an extremely important part of a case brief unless the court decision is heavily based in procedural rules—or unless you note that your professor loves to focus on procedural history. Read more…
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