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Fundamentals of Business Information Systems
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The 2nd international edition of Fundamentals of Business Information Systems continues to offer a concise overview of the key principles of information systems, using the same nine-chapter format as the original US text, but with new content and updated global examples threaded throughout. Readers gain a captivating overview of the IS discipline and the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. New references and cases in each chapter bring the latest IS topics and examples to the forefront, clearly demonstrating the emphasis today's organizations place on innovation and speed. Seasoned authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds are joined by Thomas Chesney (Nottingham University Business School) and together they weave the fundamentals of managing information systems into an understandable and engaging text that is mapped specifically to the requirements of students studying in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its concise overview of IS provides readers with the knowledge they need to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today. This textbook is autopackaged with Coursemate. CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more and an EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.
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Part 1: Overview 1. An Introduction to Information Systems in Organisations Part 2: Technology 2. Hardware and Software 3. Organising Data and Information 4. Telecommunications, the Internet, Intranets and Extranets Part 3: Business Information Systems 5. Operational Systems 6. Management Information and Decision Support Systems 7. Knowledge Management and Specialised Information Systems Part 4: Systems Development 8. Systems Development Part 5: Information Systems in Business and Society 9. Security, Privacy and Ethical Issues in Information Systems

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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. 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. Dr Thomas Chesney is a lecturer in Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School. Previously he was a lecturer in the School of Computing, Napier University in Scotland and before that, a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing and IT at Buckingham Chilterns University College

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Part 1: Overview 1. An Introduction to Information Systems in Organisations Part 2: Technology 2. Hardware and Software 3. Organising Data and Information 4. Telecommunications, the Internet, Intranets and Extranets Part 3: Business Information Systems 5. Operational Systems 6. Management Information and Decision Support Systems 7. Knowledge Management and Specialised Information Systems Part 4: Systems Development 8. Systems Development Part 5: Information Systems in Business and Society 9. Security, Privacy and Ethical Issues in Information Systems

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