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Principles of Information Systems, 13th Edition

  • Ralph Stair
  • George Reynolds
  • ISBN-10: 1305971779
  • ISBN-13: 9781305971776
  • 752 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2014, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Equip your students with a solid understanding of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced today as PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 13th Edition covers the latest research and developments and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. Expansive coverage addresses analytics, big data, business intelligence, cloud computing, cybercrime, e-commerce, enterprise systems, mobile computing solutions, project management, strategic planning, and systems acquisition and development. Students discover how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs as they explore the latest information on artificial intelligence, change management, consumerization of information systems, data governance, energy and environmental concerns, global IS challenges and solutions, Internet censorship, IS careers, and virtual teams. Powerful new interactive online multimedia resources, including MindTap, strengthen the book’s approach.

Features

  • MINDTAP® ONLINE COURSE MANAGEMENT ALLOWS YOU TO MEASURE SKILLS AND OUTCOMES WITH EASE. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a highly customizable Learning Path built with key student objectives and the ability to control and add to what your students see. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement, and completion rates.

  • INFORMATION SYSTEM PRINCIPLES AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES CLEARLY GUIDE STUDENT LEARNING. Each chapter begins with a set of information system principles that provide specific direction and guidance in decision making. One or more learning objectives are identified for each principle to help lead the learning process.

  • REAL, MEMORABLE EXAMPLES FEATURE FAMILIAR ORGANIZATIONS. Each chapter offers at least two dozen new examples of today’s real businesses and non-profit organizations applying the principles and concepts presented in the text. These real-world examples work with this edition’s cutting-edge coverage to equip students with both the IS and business skills they need for success as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders.

  • SUMMARIES LINK TO AND REINFORCE KEY PRINCIPLES. Each chapter concludes with a detailed summary. To ensure comprehension, each section of the summary is updated and directly connected to a specific critical information system principle.

  • END-OF-CHAPTER QUESTIONS AND EXERCISES OFFER RICH VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES. An extensive and robust set of practice opportunities at the end of each chapter include a Self-Assessment Test, Review Questions, Discussion Questions, Problem-Solving Exercises, Team Activities, Web Exercises, and Career Exercises.

  • CASE STUDIES EXPLORE PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR DILEMMAS IN REAL-WORLD ORGANIZATIONS. Providing a wealth of practical information for students, unique end-of-chapter cases follow a real company or organization that faces a problem or concept discussed in the chapter. You can assign these cases for homework or use them to prompt lively class discussion.

  • DETAILED COVERAGE PREPARES STUDENTS TO WORK WITH THE NEWEST DELIVERY MODELS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS. You will find solid, timely coverage of strategic planning, project management, the waterfall model, Agile development, and the purchase software package processes. This coverage helps equip your students to take a major role in their organization’s software development and acquisition projects. Students are also introduced to several robust change models that they can use to increase the probability of success when introducing new information systems and processes.

  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND VIRTUAL TEAMS HIGHLIGHTS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. This edition includes current research on virtual teams and work structures, coverage of the most popular social networking sites based on the number of unique visits per month, and insights on how companies use virtual organizational structures to manage mobile workers.

  • STUDENT-FRIENDLY, INVITING LEARNING FEATURES CAPTIVATE AND INFORM STUDENTS. Engaging critical-thinking exercises, memorable business examples, and intriguing cases throughout this edition actively involve your students in learning.

  • CLASSIC CASES APPEAR ON BOOK’S COMPANION WEBSITE FOR YOUR FLEXIBLITY AND CONVENIENCE. Several cases from the previous edition of this text are available on the book’s companion website to provide you with an even greater selection of real-world cases. Cases feature small, medium, and large businesses as well as non-profit organizations from around the world.

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.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Information Systems.
2. Information Systems in Organizations.
3. Hardware and Mobile Devices.
4. Software and Mobile Applications.
5. Database Systems and Big Data.
6. Networks and Cloud Computing.
7. Electronic and Mobile Commerce.
8. Enterprise Systems.
9. Business Intelligence and Analytics.
10. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems.
11. Strategic Planning and Project Management.
12. System Acquisition and Development.
13. Cybercrime and Information System Security.
14. Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Information Systems.

New to this edition

  • "DID YOU KNOW?" FEATURES PROVIDE INTRIGUING DETAILS ABOUT INFORMATION SYSTEMS TODAY. Each chapter begins with a set of interesting real-world facts related to the chapter subject matter that piques the reader’s interest with relevant MIS content and provides motivation to read further.
  • CRITICAL-THINKING EXERCISES PROMPT ACTIVE LEARNING. These brief scenarios raise technical, organizational, behavioral, legal, and ethical issues that test the reader’s grasp of the material just covered. Exercises cause the reader to analyze and evaluate concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remember facts. The reader must also rigorously question ideas and assumptions, becoming an active learner. A critical thinking exercise appears at the end of each major section, providing three to six exercises per chapter to assign for homework or to use in class discussion.
  • TEST BANK OFFERS VARIETY OF PROVEN QUESTIONS TO TEST STUDENTS’ COMPREHENSION. This edition’s updated and enriched test bank features both low- and moderate-level questions to more accurately assess student knowledge.

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

Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305971795 | ISBN-13: 9781305971790)

Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305971817 | ISBN-13: 9781305971813)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

MindTap MIS, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems  (ISBN-10: 130597185X | ISBN-13: 9781305971851)

MindTap MIS for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems, 13th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

MindTap MIS, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems  (ISBN-10: 1305971876 | ISBN-13: 9781305971875)

MindTap MIS for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems, 13th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap, you have the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course at your fingertips, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Student Supplements

MindTap MIS, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems  (ISBN-10: 130597185X | ISBN-13: 9781305971851)

It’s 1 AM, there are 20 tabs open on your computer, you lost your flashcards for the test, and you’re so tired you can’t even read. It’d be nice if someone came up with a more efficient way of studying. Luckily, someone did. With a single login for MindTap MIS for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems, 13th Edition you can connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and have access to a range of study tools, including e-book and apps all in one place! Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books! The MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Throughout the course you will be supported with study tools that help you stay organized and efficient. Flashcards allow you to quiz yourself, and a study guide populates with your highlights and notes to make information easy to find when it’s time to work. Need extra practice? Find pre-populated flashcards and the entire eBook in the MindTap Mobile App, as well as quizzes and important course alerts. Want to know where you stand? Use the Progress app to track your performance in relation to other students. With MindTap you always know where you stand --- what’s due and when, your grades, and how you compare to the highest performers in class. Learn more at http://www.cengage.com/mindtap/

MindTap MIS, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems  (ISBN-10: 1305971876 | ISBN-13: 9781305971875)

It’s 1 AM, there are 20 tabs open on your computer, you lost your flashcards for the test, and you’re so tired you can’t even read. It’d be nice if someone came up with a more efficient way of studying. Luckily, someone did. With a single login for MindTap MIS for Stair/Reynolds’ Principles of Information Systems, 13th Edition you can connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and have access to a range of study tools, including e-book and apps all in one place! Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books! The MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Throughout the course you will be supported with study tools that help you stay organized and efficient. Flashcards allow you to quiz yourself, and a study guide populates with your highlights and notes to make information easy to find when it’s time to work. Need extra practice? Find pre-populated flashcards and the entire eBook in the MindTap Mobile App, as well as quizzes and important course alerts. Want to know where you stand? Use the Progress app to track your performance in relation to other students. With MindTap you always know where you stand --- what’s due and when, your grades, and how you compare to the highest performers in class. Learn more at http://www.cengage.com/mindtap/