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The 2nd Alt. Ed. is a revision of the 8/E plus 3 chapters (in Module III) that have an Internet/telecommunications focus.
This edition of O'Brien is the most up-to-date one yet with hot topics like the Internet,intranets,extranets,electronic commerce,Java,and other new developments in technology found throughout as well as concentrated in the 2 new chapters.
|1||Introduction to Information Systems||2|
|2||Introduction to Computer Hardware||38|
|3||Introduction to Computer Software||86|
|4||Introduction to Telecommunications||116|
|5||Introduction to Database Management||156|
|6||Information Systems in Business Management||192|
|7||End User Computing and Office Automation||226|
|8||Transaction Processing and Business Information Systems||264|
|9||Managerial Information and Support Systems||306|
|10||Developing Information Systems Solutions||352|
|11||Managing Information Technology||408|
|12||Security and Ethical Challenges of Information Technology||444|
Posted November 18, 2000
I am currently enrolled at Hannibal-LaGrange College in a class where this textbook is used. I have found that the text provides a great deal of information, as up to date as possible in this field. The information provided is often given in a very wordy format with use of technical language that is often times difficult to understand as the average end-user. The many charts interrupt the flow of reading and at times seem to complicate instead of help. It is useful to have key words bolded so that one does not have to search the entire text. Overall the book is satisfactory, but would be better used by someone who has prior knowledge of the technical side of computers. I feel that the text needs to brought down to the level of the average college student.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.