Now thoroughly streamlined and revised, "Information Systems, 9/E, International Edition", retains the overall vision and framework that made the previous editions so popular while eliminating outdated topics and updating information, examples, and case studies. In just 600 pages, accomplished authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds cover IS principles and their real-world applications using timely, current business examples and hands-on activities. Regardless of their majors, students can use this book to understand and practice IS principles so they can function more effectively as workers, managers, decision makers, and organizational leaders.
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. Database Systems and Business Intelligence. 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: Investigation and Analysis. 13. Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance, and Review. PART V. INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 14. The Personal and Social Impact of Information Systems.