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Introduction to information systems

supporting and transforming business

Published by Wiley in Hoboken, NJ .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Information systems : concepts and management
1.1 Information systems : concepts and definitions
1.2 Types of information systems
1.3 Examples of information systems
1.4 Managing information resources
1.5 The plan of this book
The modern organization in the digital economy
2.1 Doing business in the digital economy
2.2 Business pressures, organizational responses, and IT support
2.3 Competitive advantage and strategic information systems
2.4 Why should you learn about information technology?
Ethics, privacy, and information security
3.1 Ethical issues
3.2 Threats to information security
3.3 Protecting information resources
Data and knowledge management
4.1 Managing data
4.2 The database approach
4.3 Database management systems
4.4 Data warehousing
4.5 Data visualization technologies
4.6 Knowledge management
Network computing
5.1 Types of networks
5.2 The internet
5.3 The World Wide Web
5.4 Network applications
5.5 E-learning and distance learning
5.6 Telecommuting
E-business and e-commerce
6.1 Overview of e-business and e-commerce
6.2 Business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic commerce
6.3 Business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce
6.4 Electronic payments
6.5 Ethical and legal issues in e-business
Wireless, mobile computing, and mobile commerce
7.1 Wireless technologies
7.2 Wireless computer networks and internet access
7.3 Mobile computing and mobile commerce
7.4 Pervasive computing
7.5 Wireless security
Organizational information systems
8.1 Transaction processing systems
8.2 Functional information systems
8.3 Enterprise resource planning systems
8.4 Customer relationship management
8.5 Supply chain management systems
8.6 Electronic data interchange and extranets
Managerial support systems
9.1 Managers and decision making
9.2 Decision support systems
9.3 Enterprise and executive decision support systems
9.4 Intelligent systems
Acquiring IT applications
10.1 Planning for and justifying IT applications
10.2 Strategies for acquiring IT applications
10.3 The traditional systems development life cycle
10.4 Alternative methods and tools for systems development
10.5 Outsourcing and application service providers
10.6 Vendor and software selection
Technology guide 1 Computer hardware
Tg1.1 Introduction
Tg1.2 The central processing unit
Tg1.3 Computer memory
Tg1.4 Computer hierarchy
Tg1.5 Input and output technologies
Tg1.6 General technological trends
Tg1.7 Strategic hardware issues
Technology guide 2 Introduction
Tg 2.1 Significance of software
Tg 2.2 Systems software
Tg 2.3 Application software
Tg 2.4 Software issues
Tg 2.5 Programming languages.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-386) and index.


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T58.5 .R35 2007

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