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Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, MIS 6 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and the new 4LTR Press Online, the digital learning tool that includes an eBook and personalized study and assessment resources, all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. MIS Online allows easy exploration of the content anywhere – including on a smartphone. On the innovative Study Board, notes and Study Bits can be collected from throughout the product and students can use their own tags and filters to organize and personalize study for their goals and schedule. A “My Progress” function better helps them prepare for tests and quizzes. MIS 6 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, applications, and new developments 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.
  • Brand-new topics have been added of which Web analytics and mobile analytics (Ch. 3), spear phishing (Ch. 5), mobile marketing (Ch. 8), social commerce (Ch. 8), are prime examples. Twelve new information boxes and 5 brand new cases have been added and/ or replaced the old once.
  • The End of Chapter content includes new Review and Discussion questions and Projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Several new Web sites and mobile apps have been added throughout the textbook.
  • The End of Chapter content includes new Review and Discussion questions, Projects, and the “Are you ready to move on” section, which offers 6 Test Questions.
  • Updated information boxes and end-of-chapter cases show MIS applications in current business settings. Web analytics and mobile analytics, mobile marketing, and social commerce are some of the new topics covered.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, the new 4LTR Press Online, the digital learning tool that includes an eBook and personalized study and assessment resources, all of which were directly influenced by 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.
  • MIS 6 offers today's most current IS statistics, hardware, software, and applications.
  • Hossein Bidgoli provides a daily article link on current MIS topics, applications, and new developments via Facebook, LinkedIn (4LTR Press for MIS) and Twitter. MIS 6 comes with a brand new YouTube channel that offers real life videos with practical information systems applications.
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.
6. Data Communication: Delivering Information Anywhere and Anytime.
7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets.
8. E-Commerce.
9. Global Information Systems.
10. Building Successful Information Systems.
11. Enterprise Systems.
12. Management Support Systems.
13. Intelligent Information Systems.
14. Emerging Trends, Technologies, and Applications.
4LTR Online
4LTR Press Online offers an affordable online textbook with flashcards, quizzes, and other study tools accessible from phones, tablets, and laptops.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 130565823X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305658233
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $75.00
  • RETAIL $75.00

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  • ISBN-10: 1305981316
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  • ISBN-13: 9781305632004
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $56.25
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"For a text that is entirely about complicated and sophisticated systems, it is very easy to understand for business people. The content is relevant and up-to-date and provides an insight into useful models than can be applied to any business. The many case examples are very effective at giving real-world examples of concepts. The supplemental CourseMate materials are also extremely helpful for studying the text to retain knowledge."

"Compared to many college textbooks this one has short chapters, down to earth reading material, and great real life examples. If you're looking to learn interactively the course mate material is very helpful as well and easy to navigate! This is also reasonably priced too!"

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305867673
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305668096
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. Every question has undergone a series of accuracy checks and anti-piracy reviews, as well as a multi-point inspection to remove weak question options (e.g. all answers are correct), sharpen ambiguous questions, and ensure balanced coverage of major course concepts, difficulty levels, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. The test bank questions form the basis for the assessments in the MIS Online product, and are different from the Practice Quizzes available for students.