Fundamentals of Information Systems

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Cengage Learning, Dec 31, 2008 - Computers - 488 pages
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Now in its fifth edition, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS continues to offer a concise overview of information systems fundamentals in a short, nine-chapter format. Students will be presented with the core IS principles, offered an overview of the IS discipline, and will learn the changing role of the IS professional. By achieving these goals, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS will enable students, regardless of their major, to understand and use fundamental IS principles so that they can function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders. Each chapter has been completely updated with the latest topics and examples. Chapters have more than 50 new references; contain all new opening vignettes, Information Systems @ Work, and Ethical and Societal Issues special interest boxes; and contain examples of actual individuals and organizations using IS to their benefit.
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This is a book on technology, simply by the fact that it is printed means it is obsolete. Its examples are old, and the book is hard to read, due to the fact it treats students as people who do not interact with technology.

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Good source of information about information system...


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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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