Business and Information Systems

Business and Information Systems

by Robert C. Nickerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321013786

ISBN-13: 9780321013781

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Because information systems are essential to the operations of business today, students need to understand information systems and technology, and their integration into business activities. But how can a student understand the role of information systems in business without first understanding business and its functions?

This question prompted the writing of

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Overview

Because information systems are essential to the operations of business today, students need to understand information systems and technology, and their integration into business activities. But how can a student understand the role of information systems in business without first understanding business and its functions?

This question prompted the writing of this text. Chapter, "Business Fundamentals", provides students with patient, clear explanations and numerous illustrations of basic business concepts that they need to know in order to fully comprehend the role of information systems in business.

Features of the Second Edition.

  • Expanded coverage of the Internet and Electronic Commerce
    Both the Internet and Electronic Commerce introduced in Part I, and then integrated throughout the book. Chapter 1 introduces EC applications students are likely to know; Chapter 6 explores the technology behind Electronic Commerce; Chapter 12, "Electronic Commerce and the Strategic Impact of Information Systems," examines the topic from an organizational perspective; and Chapter 13 discusses developing systems for Electronic Commerce.
  • Streamlined introduction to Information Systems Fundamentals
    Chapter 3 emphasizes the business need for the technological and other components of the information system.
  • Chapter 8: Personal Productivity and Problem Solving
    Chapter 8 focuses on the need for improved personal productivity in the workplace and explores common end-user software to improve productivity and to solve business problems.
  • Chapter 13: Problem Solving and Information System Development
    Chapter 13 focuses on the business need for systems development, including those designed for Electronic Commerce.
  • Real-World Cases and Bookmarks Updates
    Cases adapted from sources such as Computerworld and Infoworld reflect today's hottest issues. The Bookmarks sections of the book provide students with relevant, current scenarios to illustrate key text concepts.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321013781
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
501
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Information Systems in Business3
Ch. 2Business Fundamentals29
Ch. 3Information System Fundamentals59
Ch. 4Information System Hardware89
Ch. 5Information System Software125
Ch. 6Information System Networks157
Ch. 7Information System Data Management189
Ch. 8Personal Productivity223
Ch. 9Group Collaboration261
Ch. 10Business Operations291
Ch. 11Management Decision Making325
Ch. 12Strategic Impact357
Ch. 13Problem Solving and Individual Application Development383
Ch. 14Information System Development409
Ch. 15Managing Information Systems and Technology441
Glossary469
Photo Credits487
Acknowledgments489
Index493

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