The 2nd international edition of Fundamentals of Business Information Systems continues to offer a concise overview of the key principles of information systems, using the same nine-chapter format as the original US text, but with new content and updated global examples threaded throughout. Readers gain a captivating overview of the IS discipline and the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. New references and cases in each chapter bring the latest IS topics and examples to the forefront, clearly demonstrating the emphasis today's organizations place on innovation and speed.
Seasoned authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds are joined by Thomas Chesney (Nottingham University Business School) and together they weave the fundamentals of managing information systems into an understandable and engaging text that is mapped specifically to the requirements of students studying in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its concise overview of IS provides readers with the knowledge they need to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today.
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Ralph Stair has taught Information Systems at many universities. He has published numerous articles and books including Succeeding with Technology, Programming in BASIC and many more. Dr Thomas Chesney is Associate Professor of Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School, UK where he studies the behaviour of networked individuals. His work has appeared in the Information Systems Journal and Decision Support Systems. George Reynolds has taught Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St Joseph and Strayer University. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today's information technology and business.
Part 1: Overview 1. An Introduction to Information Systems in Organisations Part 2: Technology 2. Hardware and Software 3. Organising Data and Information 4. Telecommunications, the Internet, Intranets and Extranets Part 3: Business Information Systems 5. Operational Systems 6. Management Information and Decision Support Systems 7. Knowledge Management and Specialised Information Systems Part 4: Systems Development 8. Systems Development Part 5: Information Systems in Business and Society 9. Security, Privacy and Ethical Issues in Information Systems