Business Information Systems: Analysis, Design, and Practice

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Helps students to gain a comprehensive understanding of how information systems can aid the realisation of business objectives.

The book covers BIS from a business, technical and systems development perspective.With balanced and clear coverage of the more technical systems aspects of BIS and the softer, more managerial topics together with an analytical approach, this well-established text provides a solid coverage of the topic from systems, design analysis and planning to data mining, business intelligence and knowledge management.

Companion website includes multiple choice questions, hints to help you answer the questions in the book, weblinks, an online glossary and additional case studies

Suitable to students taking a BIS degree or a BIS module on a business or computing degree.

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About the author (2005)

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. It was after a period in Saudi Arabia, which she found ‘damaging physically and spiritually’ that Donna decided to move to Venice, where she has now lived for over twenty years.

Her debut as a crime fiction writer began as a joke: talking in a dressing room in Venice’s opera-house La Fenice after a performance, Donna and a singer friend were vilifying a particular German conductor. From the thought ‘why don’t we kill him?’ and discussion of when, where and how, the idea for Death at La Fenice took shape, and was completed over the next four months.

Donna Leon is the crime reviewer for the London Sunday Times and is an opera expert. She has written the libretto for a comic opera, entitled Dona Gallina. Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. Brigitte Fassbaender, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of our time, and now head of the Landestheater in Innsbruck, agreed to come out of retirement both to direct the opera and to play the part of the witch Azuneris (whose name combines the names of the two great Verdi villainesses Azucena and Amneris).

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