Importance of Management Information System in Banking Sector

Karolina Pilarczyk

Abstract


This paper describes advantages of using Management Information Systems in IT departments in the banking sector. Such solutions are gathering full information about IT services and assets. Full information means data regarding resources, type, configuration, relations with other assets, business priority, owners, costs, changes, subcontractors, performance etc. The solution is showing the “big picture” – the full view on the infrastructure and IT services. This approach is giving the management a complete view of the IT service’s situation, which helps in taking the right operational and strategic decisions. This type of solution is crucial in organizations, the business of which strongly depends on IT. A good example of such organizations are banks. Nowadays, their existence is impossible without IT solutions. Over the years, systems have been built on top of other systems to implement a constant stream of necessary changes, driven by regulatory, customer and market demands. As a result, the infrastructure is very complex and having the right tools to control it, became very important.

Challenges of banks operating in current environment, their needs, solutions implemented and results of such projects are examined in this paper. Three Polish banks are mentioned, where sophisticated solutions for IT Service Management were implemented. The data is gathered from interviews made with CIO and project managers.


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banks; Management Information System; IT Services; software; automation; innovation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/h.2016.50.2.69
Data publikacji: 2016-06-02 17:58:05
Data złożenia artykułu: 2015-10-23 22:47:35


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