M: Information Systems


Author: Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9780073376837
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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The visual impact of the magazine format will win students over quickly. They’ll love the price. And the fascinating, sometimes hard-to-believe real examples will keep them reading. Baltzan and Phillips approach discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. Therefore, every discussion addresses the business needs first and addresses the technology that supports those needs second. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. M: Information Systems provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. M: Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization. The story behind M: We have heard over and over again that the modern learner has a completely new and different set of needs from a learning package. These new ‘digital natives’ have developed cognitive thinking patterns that are different from those of earlier generations of students. It’s important that educators recognize these differences in students, and that they also account for students with differing learning styles. Students today rely on technology as an important tool in their educational and personal lives. M: Information Systems accounts for these differences in students today and appeals more effectively to digital natives. An emphasis is placed on the visual and technology component of the product offering (Connect Interactives), while the text remains a (important) supporting tool for their learning in the course. Students today are used to active learning experiences which is what M: Information Systems provides. The book in combination with the Interactives in Connect MIS provide students with a rich, interactive experience that enhances the text content, and keeps them actively engaged in the course content. Students today are also used to feedback and ‘payoff’ - Connect MIS provides these interactive rewards for learning the course content. For instructors opting not to adopt Connect MIS, M: Information Systems will still appeal to this generation of students looking for a quick read and insight that is also entertaining.

M: Information Systems


Author: Paige Baltzan, Instructor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259814297
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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Baltzan; M: Information Systems is a visual, magazine format designed to engage your students from the start! Saturated with fascinating, sometimes hard-to-believe real examples will keep them reading throughout the course. Baltzan’s approach discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. Therefore, every discussion addresses the business needs first and addresses the technology that supports those needs second. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. A derivative of the Baltzan; Business Driven Technology version, this M: Information Systems provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. M: Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization.

Information and information systems


Author: Michael Keeble Buckland
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275938512
Category: Computers
Page: 225
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Michael Buckland offers an examination of information and information systems which is comparative rather than technical in approach. Using explicitly defined terms, Buckland interprets the nature of retrieval-based information systems such as museums, archives, libraries, and online databases, and their relative social utility.

Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems


Author: William J. Craig,Trevor M. Harris,Daniel Weiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203469484
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
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Have you ever considered how much effect information technology has on society throughout the world? Progress often places lower income and marginalized communities at a distinct disadvantage. Community Participation and Geographic Information Systems, however, offers a detailed look at numerous incidences around the world where communities have actually taken control of the technology and really used it to their advantage. This is presented in the form of case studies and models such as Philadelphia's neighborhoods, the Atlanta Project, and neighborhood revitalization in Minneapolis, reflect on public participation in GIS concepts, best practices, constraints and opportunities.

Information Systems Engineering

A Formal Approach
Author: Kees M. van Hee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521455145
Category: Computers
Page: 421
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In this textbook, Professor van Hee concentrates on discrete dynamic systems, e.g. computer hardware, and information and logistical systems. He develops an integrated formalism which can be used as a prototyping language.

Fundamentals of Information Systems


Author: Ralph Stair,George Reynolds
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337097535
Category: Computers
Page: 560
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Readers gain an overview of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced today as the concise, nine-chapter FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 9th edition combines the latest research with the most current coverage available. The book addresses analytics; big data; business intelligence; cloud computing; cybercrime; information system security; e-commerce; enterprise systems; ethical, legal, and social issues of information systems; mobile computing solutions; and systems acquisition and development. Readers learn 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, Internet of Everything, Internet censorship and net neutrality, IS careers, and virtual teams. Maximize success as an employee, decision maker, and business leader with this streamlined, contemporary resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Information Systems Transformation

Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies
Author: William M. Ulrich,Philip Newcomb
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080957104
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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Every major enterprise has a significant installed base of existing software systems that reflect the tangled IT architectures that result from decades of patches and failed replacements. Most of these systems were designed to support business architectures that have changed dramatically. At best, these systems hinder agility and competitiveness and, at worst, can bring critical business functions to a halt. Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) restores the value of entrenched systems by capturing and retooling various aspects of existing application environments, allowing old infrastructures to deliver renewed value and align effectively with enterprise strategies and business architectures. Information Systems Transformation provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and leverage existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines, tools, and standards as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Drawing upon lessons learned from real modernization projects, it distills the theory and explains principles, processes, and best practices for every industry. Acts as a one-stop shopping reference and complete guide for implementing various modernization models in myriad industries and departments Every concept is illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results Authored by the Co-chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) Task Force, which sets definitive systems modernization standards for the entire IT industry A web site supports the book with up to date coverage of evolving ADM Specifications, Tutorials, and Whitepapers, allowing you to remain up to date on modernization topics as they develop

Practical Human Resource Information Systems


Author: SATISH K. BAGDI
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120345290
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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Practical Guide to Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) is a compre-hensive presentation on global HRIS implementations and the associated challenges faced in such global projects. It begins with the basic HR and IT concepts and guides the readers through the complete life cycle of HRIS applications, spanning from planning to execution. Both HR and IT play an equal role in the development of HRIS applications. This book will help students from both HR and IT streams in assimilating the intricacies of implementation of HRIS projects. HR is one of the most popular ERP product implementation topics in today’s business world. Its implementation needs a practical discussion using examples from real world. The examples, the case study and discussions in the book follow an international approach rather than discussing only a single country HRIS implementations. A real-life case study that flows through various chapters of the book brings out challenges in the implementation of HR specific projects. In today’s global economy, HR is changing fast and dives into areas such as strategy outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions (M & A). This book covers all these areas and other topics that are relevant to today’s HR world, providing more value to the readers. It provides illustrations to assist readers in visualizing the topics discussed and in developing a sound understanding of the integration and data aspects of HRIS systems. This book will be useful as a text for a course in HRIS wherever prescribed for the MBA (HR) and MBA (IT) students. The book encourages self-directed study and thought process, based on references provided at the end of each chapter, and hence will also be useful to consultants, HR professionals, and IT professionals working with HR departments.

Responsible Management of Information Systems


Author: Bernd Stahl
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591401728
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
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"This book discusses how information systems can be used and managed in a responsible manner according to a theory that emphasizes the central characteristics of responsibility which is then applied to normative problems in information systems. It is shown that with the use of this theory the central moral and legal problems of information systems such as privacy or intellectual property can be successfully addressed"--Provided by publisher.

Studyguide for M

Information Systems by Baltzan, Paige
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 9781478494539
Category:
Page: 168
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Managing Information Systems

Ten Essential Topics
Author: Jun Xu,Mohammed Quaddus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9491216899
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 166
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Information systems (IS)/Information technology(IT) has become an essential part and a major resource of the organization. IS/IT is a major resource that can radically affect the structure of an organisation, the way it serves customers, and the way it helps people in organisations to communicate both internally and externally, and the way an organisation runs its business. Managing information and information systems effectively and efficiently have become an essential part of the life of 21st century managers. This book is about Managing information and information systems and focuses on relationships between information, information systems/information technology, people and business. The impacts, roles, risks, challenges as well as emerging trends of information systems will be an important element of the book. At the same time, many strategic and contemporary uses of information systems such as implementing enterprise planning systems for improving internal operation, adopting customer relationship management systems and supply chain management systems to enhance relations with customers and suppliers/partners respectively, and establishing knowledge management systems for better managing organizational knowledge resources as well as using different information systems for supporting managers’ decision making in all levels will be an integral part of the book. In addition, essential and critical information systems management skills including using information systems for competitive advantages, planning and evaluating information systems, system development & implementing information systems, and managing information systems operations will be a critical part of the book.

Information Systems and Outsourcing

Studies in Theory and Practice
Author: M. Lacity,L. Willcocks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230594832
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 431
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A new look at nearly 20 years of theoretical and practical research on IT outsourcing. The book explores how good IT outsourcing theories shape practice and how effective IT outsourcing practices inform theory. It highlights the importance of examining theories borrowed from economics, strategy, and sociology to study IT outsourcing.

Visualization in geographical information systems


Author: Hilary M. Hearnshaw,David John Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471944355
Category: Science
Page: 243
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A practical, research-oriented introduction to the principles of scientific visualization applied to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Brings together the world's foremost practitioners to produce an integrated, up-to-the-minute manual concerned with techniques and their applications. Copiously illustrated in line, black and white and full color with many of the color images published for the first time.

Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies


Author: Álvaro Rocha,Hojjat Adeli,Luís Paulo Reis,Sandra Costanzo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319777009
Category: Computers
Page: 406
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This book includes a selection of papers from the 2018 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'18), held in Naples, Italy on March27-29, 2018. WorldCIST is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent results and innovations, current trends, professional experiences and the challenges of modern information systems and technologies research together with their technological development and applications. The main topics covered are: A) Information and Knowledge Management; B) Organizational Models and Information Systems; C) Software and Systems Modeling; D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools; E) Multimedia Systems and Applications; F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems; H) Big Data Analytics and Applications; I) Human–Computer Interaction; J) Ethics, Computers & Security; K) Health Informatics; L) Information Technologies in Education; M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications; N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications.

Introduction to Information Systems

Enabling and Transforming Business
Author: R. Kelly Rainer,Casey G. Cegielski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470473525
Category: Computers
Page: 528
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Information technology professionals will gain invaluable information with this updated resource on how to connect concepts to key business areas. These areas include accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. The new edition provides concise and accessible coverage of core IT topics. Do It Yourself activities show them how to apply the information on the job. Technology professionals will then be able to discover how critical IT is to each functional area and every business.

Information Systems

Process and practice
Author: Christine Urquhart,Faten Hamad,Dina Tbaishat,Alison Yeoman
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1783302410
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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This new book takes a holistic view of information architecture to offer information professionals a vital critical analysis of library and information service architecture with discussion of methods, tools, techniques, and trends. The editors argue that library assessment literature has primarily dealt with performance measurement and change management strategies, leaving little on the ways of looking at the process architecture of library and information services and on methods for business process analysis. Information Systems: Process and practice aims to fill that gap with a combination of theory and supporting case studies, written by an international line-up of contributors. This book: discusses research and methods that help libraries and information services work from strategic business objectives through to the organisation of processes that support the information services offeredopens a new area of research/investigation on the link between information behaviour research and information systems and architecture, illustrated by case studies and projectsuses introductory sections and chapter commentary from the editors to draw the discussions together. This will be essential reading for researchers in Information Science, specifically in the areas of digital libraries, information architecture and information systems. It will also be useful for practitioners and students in these areas seeking to understand research issues and challenges and to discover how they have been handled in practice elsewhere.

Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems


Author: Mora, Manuel
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466601809
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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Philosophical paradigms, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies make up the answering and problem solving systems that define current research approaches. While there are multiple research method books, the subject lacks an update and integrated source of reference for graduate courses. Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems aims to advance scientific knowledge on research approaches used in systems engineering, software engineering, and information systems and to update and integrate disperse and valuable knowledge on research approaches. This aims to be a collection of knowledge for PhD students, research-oriented faculty, and instructors of graduate courses.