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Fundamentals of Information Systems 9th Edition

Ralph M. Stair | George Reynolds

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Equip students with an understanding of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced today. The brief FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 9TH EDITION covers the latest developments and their impact on today's IS professional. This edition covers business intelligence, cloud computing, e-commerce, enterprise systems, mobile computing, and systems acquisition. Students examine computer crimes, hacking, and current research on big data, analytics, global IS, and social networking. Students discover how information systems increase profits and reduce costs as they explore artificial intelligence, change management, consumerization of information systems, Internet censorship, and virtual teams. MindTap® and Aplia™ options are available.

Ralph M. Stair, Professor Emeritus, Florida State University

Ralph Stair has taught Information Systems at many universities. He has published numerous articles and books including Succeeding with Technology, Programming in BASIC and many more.

George Reynolds, Strayer University

George Reynolds has 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 has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.

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  • 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.
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  • INFORMATION SYSTEM PRINCIPLES AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES CLEARLY GUIDE STUDENT LEARNING. Each chapter in this streamlined edition 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 in this brief fundamentals text 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 in this brief edition include a Self-Assessment Test, Review Questions, Discussion Questions, Problem-Solving Exercises, Team Activities, Web Exercises, and Career Exercises.

Fundamentals of Information Systems

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. An Introduction to Information Systems in Organizations.
2. Hardware and Software.
3. Database Systems and Big Data.
4. Networks and Cloud Computing.
5. Electronic Commerce and Enterprise Systems.
6. Business Intelligence and Analytics.
7. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems.
8. Systems Acquisition and Development.
9. The Personal and Social Effects of Computers.

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