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Business Information Systems


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Message to Students Message to Lecturers About the Book Introduction: The Domain of Business Information Systems PART I: KEY CONCEPTS Organizations and Systems Data, Information and Knowledge Information Systems PART II: UNDERSTANDING ICT Communication Infrastructure ICT Systems Infrastructure PART III: APPLYING INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO BUSINESS The Business Environment Electronic Business and Electronic Commerce Assessing the Use and Impact of Information Systems PART IV: MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS Planning, Strategy and Management Services, Projects and Operations Development Conclusion: Successful Informatics Practice Case Material Matrix Case Material Bibliography Glossary Index

About the Author

PAUL BEYNON-DAVIES is Professor of Business Informatics at the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, UK. He spent several years in the ICT industry and is the author of a number of highly successful books including Information Systems, Information Systems Development and Database Systems.


'An interesting and original approach to information systems that combines business relevance with a sound theoretical foundation.' - Martin Rich, Cass Business School, UK 'A book to recommend. The author engages positively with the reader through continuous provision of examples, exercises and brilliant diagrams.' - Laura Campoy, University of the West of England, UK 'A great resource for Business Information Systems students and practitioners alike, this text brings contemporary theory and practice to life with useful case studies and practical examples.' - Julian Coleman, University of Bolton, UK 'Learning outcomes, case reviews and projects are extremely good; the Case Study Matrix is excellent.' - Ulf Hoglind, Swedish Business School at Orebro University, Sweden 'Covers a wide range of essential topics and helps students understand the relationship between information systems and business performance. Each chapter has a clear pedagogical layout to help students conceptualise and apply theory.' - Vladlena Benson, Kingston University, UK 'A fresh and timely approach to the subject, this interesting and stimulating textbook is both challenging and mentally satisfying. It explains and justifies key processes fundamental to students' future roles in the workplace.' - Gordon Harris, University of Exeter Business School, UK 'I have found your book useful already and I have not even finished my a result of this, once your book has lived its life as a 'prescribed text' it has earned itself a permanent position on my bookcase.' - Martin Bevan-Jenkins, Student at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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