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Principles of Information Systems (9TH 10 - Old Edition)by Ralph Stair
Synopses & Reviews
Stair/Reynolds' PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E puts today's principles of information systems first, where they belong! This streamlined edition focuses on the core IS principles that are most important in business studies or careers. Readers gain the solid foundation to better understand the entire IS discipline and how to use IS concepts in business to further the emphasis organizations now place on innovation and speed. Readers examine the changing role of today's IS professional with the most current examples and IS references available. New detailed coverage of cloud computing and new updates of forecasting demonstrate issues reshaping IS today. The most recent research on virtual communities and work structures highlights how social networking sites assist virtual teams. PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E provides insights to help any reader function more efficiently and effectively as a worker, manager, decision maker, or organizational leader in business today.
Intended for the Introduction to MIS course. It is the first course for an MIS major and is often required for business students. The approximate enrollments are over 100,000 units per academic year.
Built on the successful framework of previous editions, the eagerly anticipated eighth edition of Principles of Information Systems has been heavily revised and reorganized and now offers a streamlined text that covers the most up-to-date and relevant topics of information technology. The overall vision, framework, and pedagogy that made the previous editions so popular has been retained, making this a highly comprehensive IS text. Accomplished authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds continue to expose their readers to clear learning objectives that are reinforced by timely, real-world business examples and hands-on activities. Regardless of their major, students can use this book to understand and practice fundamental IS principles so that they can function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders.
About the Author
Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught information systems at many universities. He has published numerous articles and books, including Succeeding With Technology, Programming in BASIC, and many more.George Reynolds received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from West Coast University. He taught part-time at Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and the College of Mount Saint Joseph while working full-time in the information systems industry, including positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Part I. AN OVERVIEW. 1. An Introduction to Information Systems. 2. Information Systems in Organizations. Part II. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS. 3. Hardware: Input, Processing, and Output Devices. 4. Software: Systems and Application Software. 5. Database Systems and Business Intelligence. 6. Telecommunications and Networks. 7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets. Part III. BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 8. Electronic and Mobile Commerce. 9. Enterprise Systems. 10. Information and Decision Support Systems. 11. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems. Part IV. SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT. 12. Systems Development: Investigation and Analysis. 13. Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance, and Review. Part V. INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 14. The Personal and Social Impact of Information Systems.
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