An automated information system ( AIS ) is an assembly of computer hardware , software , firmware , or any combination of these, configured to accomplish specific information -handling operations, such as communication, computation, dissemination, processing , and storage of information. Included are computers, word processing systems, networks, or other electronic information handling systems, and associated equipment.  Management information systems are a common example of automated information systems.
- Federal Standard 1037C
- National Information Assurance Glossary
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