Herman P. Hoplin

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Aa Information Systems (IS) technology forges ahead, a sobering thought arises that a good possibility exists that we may have inadvertently misdirected IS research into technical directions with far too little effort and effect on the managerial and motivation aspects of the IS technicians and with even less influence on the 1S users. This paper is(More)
This paper stresses the notion that Expert Systems (ES) are more than a change in the system. ES change the thinking process and, therefore, the framework for thinking which opens new fields of’ vision. This provides a window which fills voids in the conventional management process. Using largely non-technical terms, connection is made between the state of(More)
The author has packaged a wealth of otherwise hard to come by information on computer selection in the book's 216 pages. As pointed out in the Foreword, the original work published in 1968 [Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass.; see CR 10, 3 (March 1969), Rev. 16,340], a classic, with the basic ideas of Part I still valid after almost a decade of rapid change. In(More)
This paper addresses a seemingly irreversible trend that no longer can attention be focused on hardware or even on software—it must be focused on people. This trend reversal or new trend is running particularly strong in management information systems (MIS) where service rendered to people (users) is now the order of the day. It recognizes that good(More)
The primary purpose here is to present the profound impact of the IC on organizations and individuals; the concept's congealing force which is now patterning organizations forged around user interfaces and environments; and the dramatic effect of evolving an organization essentially with an innovative and effective mechanism for merging organizational and(More)
Particularly over the past ten years much progress has been made in developing computer-based decision systems for business. These systems have worked well with structured types of decisions or problems. Unfortunately, many business decisions are of the unstructured variety which are not adequately handled by pre-Artificial Intelligence (AI)(More)
This paper reports the results of a field study conducted to obtain managers perceptions of their Management Information Systems (MIS). The basic study involved responses from over 100 MIS/DP managers, users, and other business professionals. The research sampled the perspectives of both MIS and non-MIS personnel and found no great disparities in either the(More)