Factors influencing implementation of Management Information System projects in tertiary level academic institutions in Mombasa County, Kenya
The study is about the factors influencing implementation of management information system in tertiary level academic institution in Mombasa. The study explains how management information system are implemented and the institutions and how it is beneficial to the organization. The objective of the study will be to determine the factors that influence the implementation of MIS projects in tertiary level academic institutions in Mombasa and to determine how these institutions improve their operations after they implement MIS . To satisfy the research objectives, the author used a descriptive research design comprising of a survey study of the tertiary level institutions in Mombasa. According to the ministry oh higher education there are l09 tertiary level academic institutions in Mombasa. The population of study comprised of all the tertiary colleges in Mombasa which were classified in to public, private professional and technical colleges where the researcher went to only one specific personnel who has wealth of information about the implementation of management . information system in their institution and mostly this was the Director or Heads of management information system in every institution Primary data was collected using semi-structured questionnaires. The questionnaires were dropped and picked up later. Once the data were collected the researcher carried out the analysis of the same using SPSS tool. Where applicable presentation were done in graphs and pie charts. The study established that the factors that affect implementation of MIS projects in tertiary level academic institution includes but not limited to inadequate top level support where top level manager do not support the MIS project and do not want a chance of operations and the expenses involved. The problem with the MIS project implementation fund also affect the implementation of such projects. The technical aspect involved in the implementation of MIS projects touching on need to network the operation, need for database that will ensure control of operation, need for internet for communication within and even global communication and the web site for marketing. The is also need for qualified personnel to assist in the process of MIS project implementation and also the use of the the system without incurring other cost of training.