Higher Education

MIS4, 4th Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Hossein Bidgoli California State University, Bakersfield
  • ISBN-10: 1133589308  |  ISBN-13: 9781133589303
  • 336 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

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!

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + CourseMate Printed Access Card + Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305129393  | ISBN-13: 9781305129399

List Price = $77.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • BlackBoard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $51.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.00


ePack: New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Comprehensive + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access + MIS 4 (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) + Blackboard® MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305381491  | ISBN-13:  9781305381490

List Price = $329.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $247.46

This Bundle Includes:

  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Comprehensive
    List Price = $193.95  | CengageBrain Price = $193.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.50
  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
    List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00
  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • Blackboard® MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.95


ePack: New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013, First Course + MIS 4 (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013, First Course + Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305606434  | ISBN-13:  9781305606432

List Price = $320.95  | CengageBrain Price = $320.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $240.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013, First Course
    List Price = $224.95  | CengageBrain Price = $224.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.75
  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader Instant Access
    List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00
  • Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $18.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00


Bundle: MIS 4 (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305367650  | ISBN-13:  9781305367654

List Price = $117.95  | CengageBrain Price = $117.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Printed Access Card
    List Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.00


ePack: CourseMate Instant Access for Bidgoli's MIS + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305432843  | ISBN-13:  9781305432840

List Price = $344.95  | CengageBrain Price = $344.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $258.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.95
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
    List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00


ePack: Text + Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial Instant Access + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Instant Access

ISBN-10:  130551906X  | ISBN-13:  9781305519060

List Price = $139.95  | CengageBrain Price = $139.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $18.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00
  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
    List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00


ePack: Printed Text + SAM 2013 Assessment and Training v1.0 Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305590732  | ISBN-13:  9781305590731

CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.95

This Bundle Includes:

  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • SAM 2013 Assessment and Training v 1.0, Instant Access
    List Price = $108.00  | CengageBrain Price = $108.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.00


ePack: New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Comprehensive + SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Instant Access + MIS 4 + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305714261 | ISBN-13:  9781305714267

List Price = $325.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $244.46

This Bundle Includes:

  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Comprehensive
    List Price = $193.95  | CengageBrain Price = $193.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.50
  • SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
    List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00
  • MIS4
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.95


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128578040X | ISBN-13: 9781285780405)

Cengage Learning's MIS4 CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. MIS4 CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! MIS4 CourseMate includes an interactive eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including: Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos, and Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.95

General MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285852931 | ISBN-13: 9781285852935)

List Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.95

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111669368 | ISBN-13: 9781111669362)

Get your students workplace-ready with SAM, the premier proficiency-based assessment and training solution for Microsoft Office and Computer Concepts! SAM’s active, hands-on environment helps students master computer skills and concepts that are essential to academic and career success. Skill-based assessments, interactive trainings, and comprehensive remediation engage students in mastering the latest Microsoft Office programs on their own, allowing instructors to spend class time teaching. SAM’s efficient course setup and robust grading features provide faculty with consistency across sections.

List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00

Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128578040X | ISBN-13: 9781285780405)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.95

General MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285852931 | ISBN-13: 9781285852935)

List Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.95

SAM 2010 Assessment, Training, and Projects v2.0 Multi-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111669368 | ISBN-13: 9781111669362)

Get your students workplace-ready with SAM, the premier proficiency-based assessment and training solution for Microsoft Office and Computer Concepts! SAM’s active, hands-on environment helps students master computer skills and concepts that are essential to academic and career success. Skill-based assessments, interactive trainings, and comprehensive remediation engage students in mastering the latest Microsoft Office programs on their own, allowing instructors to spend class time teaching. SAM’s efficient course setup and robust grading features provide faculty with consistency across sections.

List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Hossein Bidgoli

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.

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