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Overview

Created by the continuous feedback of a "student-tested, faculty-approved" process, MIS4 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. MIS4 employs state-of-the-art coverage through numerous practical applications and offers emerging cases from the information systems field. In addition, author Hossein Bidgoli provides a daily article link on current MIS topics via Facebook, Twitter (@4LTRPress_MIS) and LinkedIn (4LTR Press for MIS). Follow along!

Hossein Bidgoli, California State University, Bakersfield

Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC Lab in the United States and served as its first director. He is the author of 45 textbooks, 27 manuals and more than five dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications, information systems and network security, e-commerce and decision support systems published and presented throughout the world. Dr. Bidgoli also serves as the editor-in-chief of THE HANDBOOK OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION SECURITY, THE HANDBOOK OF COMPUTER NETWORKS, and THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS was a recipient of one of the Library Journal’s Best Reference Sources for 2002. THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA was a recipient of one of the PSP Awards (Professional and Scholarly Publishing), 2004, by Association of American Publishers.
  • Several new Web sites and mobile apps have been added throughout the textbook.
  • 15 brand-new Problems, Activities, and Discussion Questions appear at the end of each chapter.
  • Brand-new information boxes and end-of-chapter cases show MIS applications in current business settings.
  • Cloud storage, multi-core processors, Google Drive, and rootkits are some of the new topics covered.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, videos, games, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none including test banks tagged for AACSB standards and Bloom's Taxonomy, Instructor Manual with solutions to end of chapter content, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • MIS4 offers today's most current IS statistics, hardware, software, and applications.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution (CourseMate), and an eBook all of which were directly influenced from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with over 200 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • MIS4 offers today's most current IS statistics, hardware, software, and applications.
  • Hossein Bidgoli provides a daily article link on current MIS topics via Facebook, Twitter (@4LTRPress
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
1. Information Systems: An Overview.
2. Computers: The Machines Behind Computing.
3. Database Systems, Data Warehouses, and Data Marts.
4. Personal, Legal, Ethical, and Organizational Issues of Information Systems.
5. Protecting Information Resources.
PART II: DATA COMMUNICATION, THE INTERNET, E-COMMERCE, AND GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
6. Data Communication: Delivering Information Anywhere and Anytime.
7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets.
8. E-Commerce.
9. Global Information Systems.
PART III: IS DEVELOPMENT, ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS, MSS, AND EMERGING TRENDS.
10. Building Successful Information Systems.
11. Enterprise Systems.
12. Management Support Systems.
13. Intelligent Information Systems.
14. Emerging Trends, Technologies, and Applications.
ONLINE APPENDICES.
A. Modeling Analysis with Excel.
B. Graphics Analysis with Excel.
C. Data Management with Excel.
D. Web Development Literacy and Microsoft Expression Web 4.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133589308
  • ISBN-13: 9781133589303
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $52.50
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