ERIC Number: ED190096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Corporate Information Systems in Transition: Call for Industry Responsiveness.
Payne, John F. X.
Database publishers are in a position to assist corporate users in their transition into the future by providing services which successfully integrate online systems with the larger information systems. Information is one of industry's most valuable assets. Present and future technological advancements offer the means for controlling burgeoning information and provide a competitive edge for corporations. While many corporations have already implemented sophisticated computerized information systems, a majority have not, and their transition to the future will be more gradual. Online systems offer a corporation the means for quickly identifying information, and introduce flexibility to corporate information centers, thus providing the first step to a fully integrated information system. The Congressional Information Service (CIS) has recently surveyed corporate users to determine their information needs. The results have provided CIS with a minidatabank of information profiling corporate information systems. This has brought about improvements in user training sessions, reevaluation of publisher marketing decisions, and creation of new CIS information products such as the Federal Government department breakout of the American Statistical Index. Continued mutual exchange between database publishers and corporate users will produce effective and expeditious satisfaction of corporate information needs. (RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Corporate Users
Note: Paper presented at the National Online Information Meeting (New York, NY, March 25-27, 1980).