Business and Finance for IT People / Edition 1

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Understanding Business and Finance gives those studying computing and information systems an insight into the world of business, and its language - the language of finance. It provides essential information about the world of business, enabling students to gain a better insight into whether this is what they want to do - and providing them with a head start when they enter the world of work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852332648
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Applied Computing Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.- WHAT IS BUSINESS? The purpose of business. Sole traders. Partnerships. Limited companies.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 1: Assets. Liabilities. Net worth. Balance sheet. Capital.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 2: Earnings. Expenses.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 3: Other transactions. Depreciation. Published balance sheets.- THE BUSINESS OF LIVING - PART 4: Profit and loss account. Cash flow statement.- THE NUMBERS GAME - RATIO ANALYSIS: The shareholder's view. The lender's view. The management view.- OTHER KINDS OF BUSINESS: Buying and selling. Manufacturing. Utilities. IT solutions.- FINANCING AND LEASING: To buy or not to buy? Rental. Operating leases. Hire purchase. Finance leases. Services and project finance. Outsourcing.- IS IT A GOOD INVESTMENT? Benefits and costs. Cash or profit? Opportunity cost. Decision criteria. Cost/benefit analysis example.- IS IT STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT? - PART 1: Payback. Net present value. Profitability index.- IS IT STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT? - PART 2: Internal rate of return. Risk. Return on investment.- Tailpiece.- Appendices.- References.- Index.

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