Principles of Information Systems, 10th Edition

  • includes Online Content Printed Access Card
  • Ralph M. Stair Florida State University
  • George Reynolds Strayer University
  • ISBN-10: 0538478292
  • ISBN-13: 9780538478298
  • 704 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2006
  • © 2012 | Published
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Help your students gain the foundation they need to better understand the IS discipline and how IS courses relate to the rest of their business courses. This edition from leading authors and practitioners Ralph Stair and George Reynolds focuses on today's core IS principles that are most important for every business student to know. Your students will gain a strong understanding of the changing role of today's IS professional with this book's wealth of current examples and IS references. NEW detailed coverage of multimedia in business, application development for the iPhone, iPad, and similar devices, cloud computing and updates of forecasting demonstrate issues reshaping IS today. NEW materials and examples on environmental design and green computing prepare students for today's workplace. NEW examples of supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) better equip your students for business success. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and work structures, including how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are assisting virtual teams and how companies are effectively using virtual organizational structures with mobile workers. Count on Stair/Reynolds' Principles of Information Systems, 10e to provide the insights students need to function more efficiently and effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders in business today.


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Features/Benefits

  • "INFORMATION SYSTEMS @ WORK" SPECIAL INTEREST BOXES HIGHLIGHT THE LATEST TOPICS AND TRENDS. Lifted directly from today's leading headlines, these engaging "Information Systems @ Work" boxes focus on some of the most current topics and trends in IS. These feature boxes demonstrate how to effectively use information systems in a variety of business careers.
  • "ETHICAL AND SOCIETAL ISSUES" SPECIAL INTEREST BOXES DEMONSTRATE THE CHALLENGES FACING PROFESSIONALS TODAY. Your students gain a better understanding of how actual information systems professionals confront and react to today's numerous ethical dilemmas.

What's New

  • NEW OPENING VIGNETTES REFLECT THE LATEST UPDATES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS TODAY. New chapter-opening vignettes throughout this edition highlight the most up-to-date, relevant topics in information systems, drawing your students into chapter concepts and issues.
  • NEW CASE STUDIES AND EXTENSIVE END-OF-CHAPTER ACTIVITIES EXAMINE CONCEPTS OR PROBLEMS FACINGS TODAY'S ORGANIZATIONS. New end-of-chapter cases follow a real company or actual organization confronting a problem or concept discussed in the chapter. You can assign cases and practical end-of-chapter activities for homework or use them to prompt meaningful class discussion.
  • NEW DETAILED COVERAGE OF MULTIMEDIA IN BUSINESS, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR THE iPHONE AND iPAD, AND CLOUD COMPUTING PREPARES YOU TO WORK WITH THE NEWEST DELIVERY MODEL IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS TODAY. Gain a strong understanding of cloud computing, enabling you to maximize the scalable, virtualized resources in this latest internet-driven delivery model for IS.
  • NEW UPDATES AND EXAMPLES REFLECT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN FORECASTING TODAY. Learn to most effectively use contemporary IS tools as this edition details how to use forecasting and other skills to speed delivery and innovation throughout information systems.
  • NEW EXAMPLES HIGHLIGHT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) AT WORK. Contemporary examples and the latest content in this new edition help prepare you with both IS and business skills for success, whether you are a worker, manager, decision maker, or organizational leader.
  • UPDATED COVERAGE OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND VIRTUAL TEAMS HIGHLIGHTS TODAY'S MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. You review some of today's most recent research on virtual communities and work structures. Examine how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, assist virtual teams. Explore how many companies use virtual organizational structures to manage mobile workers.

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Table of Contents

PART I: AN OVERVIEW.
1. An Introduction to Information Systems.
2. Information Systems in Organizations.
PART II: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS.
3. Hardware: Input, Processing, and Output Devices.
4. Software: Systems and Application Software.
5. Organizing Data and Information.
6. Telecommunications and Networks.
7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets.
PART III: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
8. Electronic and Mobile Commerce.
9. Enterprise Systems.
10. Information and Decision Support Systems.
11. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems.
PART IV: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT.
12. Systems Development: Investigat9ion and Analysis.
13. Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance, and Review.
PART V: INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY.
14. The Personal and Social Impact of Computers.

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Fundamentals of Information Systems  (ISBN-10: 0840062184 | ISBN-13: 9780840062185)

Gain a solid understanding of the core fundamentals of information systems with this concise overview from leading authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds. Fundamentals of Information Systems, 6e explores the core principles of IS you need to become a better worker, manager, decision maker, or organizational leader in business today. You'll find a useful overview of the IS discipline that demonstrates the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. More than 50 new references in each chapter highlight the latest IS topics and examples, while new opening vignettes and updated cases and special interest boxes demonstrate the emphasis today's organizations place on innovation and speed. New discussion about multimedia in today's business, application development for the iPhone, iPad, and similar devices, of cloud computing and forecasting, as well as new examples of supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) better equip you for business success. New materials and examples on environmental design and green computing prepare students for today's workforce. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and work structures, including how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, assist virtual teams and how many companies today are using virtual organizational structures to manage mobile workers.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Ralph M. Stair

Dr. Ralph Stair received 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. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. Dr. Stair is a well-respected member of several academic organizations, including Decision Sciences Institute.

George Reynolds

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of computer and industrial experience to this book. He combines more than 30 years' experience working in government, institutional, and commercial IS organizations with exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's students. Professor Reynolds currently serves as assistant professor in the Computer Information Systems department at Strayer University. He has also taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University, and College of Mount St. Joseph. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen successful textbooks addressing various aspects of information technology and business.

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