Book: Business Infrastructure, in a Computer Environment by Michael Bivona, CPA
categories: Book, Business Ethics, Management Information Systems, Electronic Data Exchange, Business Leadership, Computer Fail Safes, Business Fiduciary Responsibility, Mirs Flow Chart, Paper Reduction, Electronic Communication, Bill Gates Microsoft, Michael Dell, Hackers, Crackers, Business Infrastructure
Michael Bivona, CPA about this book: Mike's book, "Business Infrastructure In a Computer Environment," explores the importance of "Management Information Reporting Systems" (MIRS) in today's high tech business world. The information and data supplied by effective infrastructures within organizations, gives management accurate and timely information that enables them to "look forward" and make the necessary choices to succeed, based on current, everyday accurate information supplied by its MIRS. Accurate and timely information and data equals POWER. POWER to make the right decisions to successfully guide businesses in their growth and to forewarn of impending problems.
A main topic in the book discusses "Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). A Bomb Waiting to Go Off." Since the book was published in 2001, we have seen two major recessions, (2001-2003 and 2007-2009), that cost investors trillions of dollars. After all the finger pointing in trying to determine who was at fault, the bottom lines were, poor Management Information Systems and the intentional manipulation of the information produced by Management Information Systems for the benefit of banks, insurance and mortgage companies, and, even the local, national and U.S. governments.
Another important topic that is discussed is the "Infrastructure Required to Substantiate Proper Business Ethics." The cure for the underlying manipulated definition of Ethics is to hold individuals and not organizations responsible for wrongdoing. Today many banks are paying fines into the billions of dollars for fraudulent activity during the two major recessions. Organizations do not make decisions that result in unethical business conduct, it's the individuals that are supposed to have a fiduciary responsibility that should be punished with fines and imprisonment.
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