Principles of Information Systems

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Cengage Learning, Jan 7, 2009 - Computers - 652 pages
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Now thoroughly streamlined and revised, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Ninth Edition, retains the overall vision and framework that made the previous editions so popular while eliminating outdated topics and updating information, examples, and case studies. In just 600 pages, accomplished authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds cover IS principles and their real-world applications using timely, current business examples and hands-on activities. Regardless of their majors, students can use this book to understand and practice IS principles so they can function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders.
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Contents

Information Technology Concepts
83
Business Information Systems
309
Systems Development
483
Information Systems in Business and Society
575
Glossary
621
Index
635
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About the author (2009)

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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