"An information system collects, processes, stores, analyzes, and disseminates information for a specific purpose. Typically to provide a feedback mechanism to meet an objective. An information system is the basis for interaction between the user and the analyst. It is an open system that allows the inputs and facilitates the interaction with the user. It can be defined as a set of devices, procedures and operating systems designed around the user to produce information and communicate it to the user for planning, control and performance."