Discover the most comprehensive introduction to information systems hardware and software in business today with SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE, 7E. This new edition remains an indispensable tool for your strong foundation in IS (Information Systems) as the book emphasizes a managerial, broad systems perspective that provides a holistic approach to systems architecture. Thorough updates throughout this edition ensure all concepts, examples and applications reflect the very latest new technologies.
Dr. Stephen Burd is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he has been teaching courses in management information systems, networks, databases, and hardware/software since 1984. The author of more than seven top-selling textbooks for Course Technology and Cengage Learning, Dr. Burd brings significant strengths and industry knowledge to this text. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.
1. Computer Technology: Your Need to Know. 2. Introduction to Systems Architecture. 3. Data Representation. 4. Processor Technology and Architecture. 5. Data Storage Technology. 6. System Integration and Performance. 7. Input/Output Technology. 8. Data and Network Communication Technology. 9. Computer Networks. 10. Application Development. 11. Operating Systems. 12. Secondary Storage Management. 13. Internet and Distributed Application Services. 14. System Administration. Appendix: Measurement Units.