Comair Information Systems and Technology

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COMAIR is an airline based in Cincinnati, Ohio. It flies to 113 destinations as well as Canada and the Bahamas. The airline is now a subsidiary of Delta Air but initially it was an independent airline. COMAIR is known for its profitability, on time flights and in case of cancellation then beforehand notice of this. In December 2004, there was a failure in the critical legacy system which caused the airline a major public relations problem. There was a problem with the airline’s system which resulted in all flights being cancelled. All the passengers who were flying out for the vacations were stuck at the airport.

INFORMATION SYSTEMSManagement Information Systems (MIS) are a set in computers which have been integrated to help the organization operate efficiently and effectively. With the help of these systems the employees can perform their daily tasks quickly. They can process any information easily with any time lag.

MIS can provide an organization with many advantages; they help in strategy support and data processing. The machine or computer can not make and decide the strategies for the company but they can help implement them. The Information Systems help analyze the information and choose the appropriate decision which will help in solving the problem. Another function that this system performs is that it takes a lot of data and presents it in the form of tables and charts which makes it easier for the reader to comprehend the information. They also cater to ‘what if’ questions, which relate to different scenarios. This makes it easier for the organization to be ready for any unexpected situation.

Data processing is fast and easy with the help of a MIS system. There is no file work that needs to be gone through. The system will easily go through all...