Fundamentals of Information Systems / Edition 7

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Overview

Gain a solid understanding of today's fundamentals of information systems with the most current, concise overview — FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 7E. This book uses nine brief chapters to explore the core principles of IS and examine how it's practiced today. Readers gain a strong grasp of the latest developments and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. As many as 140 new examples and references in each chapter keep the presentation as current as possible. New discussion focuses on the increased use of cloud computing throughout the world and the latest in mobile solutions and challenges in IS today. Readers see, first-hand, how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs as they review the latest on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social media, and green computing. Expanded materials introduce the increasing challenges of today's computer crimes and hacking as well as cyberterrorism. No matter what your career plans, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 7E can equip you to function more effectively as an employee, manager, or decision maker in business today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133629627
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 206,893
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. Dr. Stair is a well-respected member of several academic organizations, including Decision Sciences Institute.

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of computer and industrial experience to this book. He combines more than 30 years' experience working in government, institutional, and commercial IS organizations with exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's students. Professor Reynolds currently serves as assistant professor in the Computer Information Systems department at Strayer University. He has also taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University, and College of Mount St. Joseph. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen successful textbooks addressing various aspects of information technology and business.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN PERSPECTIVE. 1. An Introduction to Information Systems in Organizations. Part II: TECHNOLOGY. 2. Hardware and Software. 3. Database Systems and Business Intelligence. 4. Telecommunications, the Internet, Intranets, and Extranets. Part III: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 5. Electronic and Mobile Commerce and Enterprise Systems. 6. Information and Decision Support Systems. 7. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems. Part IV: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ISSUES. 8. Systems Development. Part V: INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 9. The Personal and Social Impact of Computers. Glossary. Index.

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    Posted September 27, 2012

    Its stupid you cant get this on a tablet

    This book is worthless as a ebook on nook, you might as well get it on coursesmart instead

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