Management Information Services (or Information Technology, IT as it's known in Europe) began when computers occupied huge rooms and required entire departments to maintain them. In the days when computer users were all specialists, they congregated in these departments and served the needs of the rest of the (computer-illiterate) company. It was often centralization at its strongest, and the advent of the Personal Computer has left many of these departments looking for a new mission. Information management has dispersed and formed a network organization, shedding its 'one big box' approach.

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