QS Study

An information system can be defined as a set of a coordinated network of components. which act together towards producing, distributing and or processing information. An important characteristic of computer-based information systems information is precision, which may not apply to other types. So, the purpose of an information system is to turn raw data into useful information that can be used for decision making in an organization.

Pilot conversion strategies of Information System

The following describes a brief summary of Pilot conversion method in the context of the Spice Hotel database solution –

Pilot conversion involves setting up the new system for a small group of users and participants, while the remaining majority of users and participants still interact with the current system. At some pre-determined period in time, the pilot system is installed for all users and participants and the current system is then switched off.

Pilot conversion is ideal for certain scenarios, such as retail chains, where a new point of sale system can be installed in one store as a trial, and on success after a period of time, the system is rolled out to every other retail store. In the context of the Spice Hotel scenario, it is not part of a chain of hotels. The distinction between a phased conversion and a pilot conversion is blurred in this situation. A pilot conversion would not apply in this current situation.