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Principles of Information Systems, 1st Edition

  • Ralph Stair
  • George Reynolds
  • Jamison Aldcorn
  • Derrick Neufeld
  • ISBN-10: 0176503943
  • ISBN-13: 9780176503949
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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. The first Canadian edition 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 Canadian and gloabl 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. 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 Principles of Information Systems, First Canadian Edition to provide the insights students need to function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today.

Features

  • Principles of Information Systems, First Canadian Edition treats computer and IS concepts together with meeting business and organizational needs, in a Canadian context. It highlights established principles and draws out new ones that have emerged as a result of business, organizational and technological change.

  • Closely examines the changing role of today’s IT professional with this edition’s wealth of current Canadian and international examples and IS references. Over 800 new references and examples of Canadian and international organizations using information systems are included in this new textbook.

  • Ivey Publishing Cases Studies. Four end-of-chapter cases and two integrative cases at the end of Parts 3 and 4 of the textbook. These cases enable students to apply the IS skills they have learned to well-known Canadian companies such as Royal Bank, Open Text Corporation, and the Canadian Automobile Association.

  • Learning objectives linked to principles. Carefully crafted learning objectives are included with every chapter. The learning objectives are linked to the Information Systems Principles and reflect what a student should be able to accomplish after completing a chapter.

  • Summary linked to principles. Each chapter includes a detailed summary, with each section of the summary tied to an associated information systems principle.

About the Author

Ralph Stair

Ralph Stair has taught information systems at many universities throughout his academic career, including Florida State University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. He earned 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. A well-respected author, esteemed researcher and leading educator, he has published numerous articles and popular textbooks, including SUCCEEDING WITH TECHNOLOGY, PROGRAMMING IN BASIC, and more.

George Reynolds

George Reynolds taught information systems at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. Professor Reynolds authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.

Jamison Aldcorn

Jamison Aldcorn, professor and coordinator of the Bachelor of Commerce degree at Seneca College in Ontario, adapted the textbook to the Canadian market. He holds the following designations: BBA, MBA, MEd, CFP, and CA. He has written several textbooks and teaches IS courses at Seneca.

Derrick Neufeld

Dr. Derrick Neufeld, a professor of Information Systems at the Richard Ivey School of Business, is an award-winning researcher with more than 50 articles published in top management journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Professor Neufeld teaches in Ivey’s HBA, MBA, EMBA, and PhD programs, and he has published many field-based teaching case studies for the classroom over the past 20 years. He has written several case studies for the first Canadian edition of this text.

Table of Contents

Part One: Information Systems In Organizations And Society
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Information Systems
Chapter 2: The Personal and Social Impact of Computers

Part Two: Information Technology Concepts
Chapter 3: Hardware: Input, Processing, and Output Devices
Chapter 4: Software: Systems and Application Software
Chapter 5: Organizing Data and Information
Chapter 6: Telecommunications and Networks
Chapter 7: The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets

Part Three: Business Information Systems
Chapter 8: Electronic and Mobile Commerce
Chapter 9: Enterprise Systems
Chapter 10: Information and Decision Support Systems
Chapter 11: Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems

Part Four: Systems Development
Chapter 12: Systems Development: Investigation and Analysis
Chapter 13: Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance, and Review

New to this edition

  • Canadian companies profiled. Numerous Canadian organizations are highlighted as examples in both the textual material and feature boxes to highlight how information systems and IT are used by real businesses today.
  • Multimedia in business. Detailed coverage of multimedia in business, application development for the iPhone, iPad, and similar devices, cloud computing, and forecasting demonstrates the issues that are shaping IS today.
  • Virtual Communities. Presents recent research on vitual communities and work structures, including how social networking sites are assisting virtual teams and how companies are effectively using virtual organizational structures with mobile workers.
  • Current Trends. Discusses current trends in environmental design and green computing.
  • Global Perspective. The global aspect of business and the corresponding information needs are a central theme of the book.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

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Student Supplements

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The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, make notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate. Adapted by Ashraf Hashmi of Mohawk College, CourseMate for Principles of Information Systems, First Canadian Edition, includes the following:

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