Business Information Systems

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Focused on the needs of business and management students, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to informatics and its application in organizations. Assuming no prior knowledge, it builds concepts incrementally, using a strong theoretical base supported by practical examples to develop a coherent, integrated understanding of the subject.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the 1st edition:
'An interesting and original approach to information systems that combines business relevance with a sound theoretical foundation.' – MARTIN RICH, Cass Business School, UK
'A book to recommend. The author engages positively with the reader through continuous provision of examples, exercises and brilliant diagrams.' – LAURA CAMPOY, University of the West of England, UK
'A great resource for Business Information Systems students and practitioners alike, this text brings contemporary theory and practice to life with useful case studies and practical examples.' – JULIAN COLEMAN, University of Bolton, UK
'Learning outcomes, case reviews and projects are extremely good; the Case Study Matrix is excellent.' – ULF HOGLIND, Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden
'Covers a wide range of essential topics and helps students understand the relationship between information systems and business
performance. Each chapter has a clear pedagogical layout to help students conceptualise and apply theory.' – VLADLENA BENSON, Kingston University, UK
'A fresh and timely approach to the subject, this interesting and stimulating textbook is both challenging and mentally satisfying. It explains and justifies key processes fundamental to students' future roles in the workplace.' – GORDON HARRIS, University of Exeter Business School, UK
'I have found your book useful already and I have not even finished my a result of this, once your book has lived its life as a 'prescribed text' it has earned itself a permanent position on my bookcase.' - MARTIN BEVAN-JENKINS, Student at Griffith
University, Queensland, Australia
Reader review from Amazon:
'This is a fine book, lots of interesting information, and starts from scratch of computer business. A fine book indeed.' Hemming Petersen, Faeroe Islands
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230203686
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL BEYNON-DAVIES is Professor of Business Informatics at the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, UK. He spent several years in the ICT industry and is the author of a number of highly successful books including Information Systems, Information Systems Development and Database Systems.

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Table of Contents

Message to Students
Message to Lecturers
About the Book
Introduction: The Domain of Business Information Systems
Organizations and Systems
Data, Information and Knowledge
Information Systems
Communication Infrastructure
ICT Systems Infrastructure
The Business Environment
Electronic Business and Electronic Commerce
Assessing the Use and Impact of Information Systems
Planning, Strategy and Management
Services, Projects and Operations
Conclusion: Successful Informatics Practice
Case Material Matrix
Case Material

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