Managing Information in the Public Sector, 1st Edition

  • Jay D. White
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  • ISBN-10: 0765621789
  • ISBN-13: 9780765621788
  • DDC: 352.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This first-of-its-kind textbook addresses the new NASPAA curriculum requirements on Information Management. It is designed as a stand-alone text for an Information Management course in a Public Administration program, and can also serve as a professional resource for public managers. "Managing Information in the Public Sector" covers both the basics of information technology and the managerial and political issues surrounding the use of these technologies. Unlike other works on information systems that are written for MBA programs and require a general survey course in MIS, this book is written specifically for the public sector and addresses unique public sector issues and concerns. The technical basics are explained in clear English with as little technical jargon as possible so that readers can move on to informed analysis of the public policy issues surrounding government's use of MIS. This timely learning tool includes end of chapter summaries with bridges to upcoming chapters, numerous boxed exhibits, thorough end-of-chapter notes, and a bibliography for further reading.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Exhibits and Figures.
1: Why Study MIS in the Public Sector?.
2: Information Technology for Decision Making.
3: Hardware and Software Issues.
4: Managing the Agency's Data Resources.
5: The Telecommunications Revolution.
6: The Internet Revolution.
7: Systems Development and Implementation.
8: Transforming Government with Technology.
9: End User Computing Issues.
10: Acquiring Technology Solutions.
11: Information Security.
12: Managing Information Strategically.
Web Sources.
About the Author.