Principles of Information Systems

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Computers - 704 pages
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Help your students gain the foundation they need to better understand the IS discipline and how IS courses relate to the rest of their business courses. This edition from leading authors and practitioners Ralph Stair and George Reynolds focuses on today’s core IS principles that are most important for every business student to know. Your students will gain a strong understanding of the changing role of today’s IS professional with this book’s wealth of current examples and IS references. NEW detailed coverage of multimedia in business, application development for the iPhone, iPad, and similar devices, cloud computing and updates of forecasting demonstrate issues reshaping IS today. NEW materials and examples on environmental design and green computing prepare students for today’s workplace. NEW examples of supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) better equip your students for business success. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and work structures, including how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are assisting virtual teams and how companies are effectively using virtual organizational structures with mobile workers. Count on Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems, 10e to provide the insights students need to function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today.
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About the author (2011)

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. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin.

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. His successful business career spans four decades of working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations. Professor Reynolds combines this business and industry experience with exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's student. Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter & Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today's information technology and business.

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