Principles of Information Systems (with Online Content Printed Access Card) / Edition 10

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Overview

Stair/Reynolds' PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E puts today's principles of information systems first, where they belong! This streamlined edition focuses on the core IS principles that are most important in business studies or careers. Readers gain the solid foundation to better understand the entire IS discipline and how to use IS concepts in business to further the emphasis organizations now place on innovation and speed. Readers examine the changing role of today's IS professional with the most current examples and IS references available. New detailed coverage of cloud computing and new updates of forecasting demonstrate issues reshaping IS today. The most recent research on virtual communities and work structures highlights how social networking sites assist virtual teams. PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E provides insights to help any reader function more efficiently and effectively as a worker, manager, decision maker, or organizational leader in business today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538478298
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 889,113
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Stair has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He also 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. He endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University and provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Tulane University, and a PhD from the University of Oregon.

George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. He combines exceptional teaching skills with a business career that stretches across four decades of working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's student. The author of more than two dozen successful textbooks addressing various aspects of information technology and business, Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. In addition, he has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter & Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

PART I: AN OVERVIEW. 1. An Introduction to Information Systems. 2. Information Systems in Organizations. PART II: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS. 3. Hardware: Input, Processing, and Output Devices. 4. Software: Systems and Application Software. 5. Organizing Data and Information. 6. Telecommunications and Networks. 7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets. PART III: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 8. Electronic and Mobile Commerce. 9. Enterprise Systems. 10. Information and Decision Support Systems. 11. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems. PART IV: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT. 12. Systems Development: Investigat9ion and Analysis. 13. Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance, and Review. PART V: INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 14. The Personal and Social Impact of Computers.

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