Experiencing MIS

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2/9/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For undergraduate Introductory Management Information Systems courses

As technology continues to change the way organizations do business, knowledge of MIS is critical. This modular text shows you how businesses use information systems to solve business problems every day. Illustrative cases, exercises, projects, and other aids ensure you connect concepts to everyday life. Unique Guides in each chapter highlight themes in ethics, security, and other timely topics. With a new edition publishing each year, Experiencing MIS keeps you up to date.

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MyMISLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Author Biography

David Kroenke has many years of teaching experience at Colorado State University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. He has led dozens of seminars for college professors on the teaching of information systems and technology; in 1991, the International Association of Information Systems named him Computer Educator of the Year. In 2009, David was named Educator of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals-Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG).

David worked for the U.S. Air Force and Boeing Computer Services. He was a principal in the startup of three companies, serving as the vice president of product marketing and development for the Microrim Corporation and as chief of database technologies for Wall Data, Inc. He is the father of the semantic object data model. David’s consulting clients have included IBM, Microsoft, and Computer Sciences Corporations, as well as numerous smaller companies. Recently, David has focused on using information systems for teaching collaboration and teamwork.

His text Database Processing was first published in 1977 and is now in its 13th edition. He has authored and coauthored many other textbooks, including Database Concepts, 7th ed. (2015), Using MIS, 8th ed. (2016), SharePoint for Students (2012), Office 365 in Business (2012), and Processes, Systems, and Information: An Introduction to MIS, 2nd ed. (2015).

Randall J. Boyle received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University in 2003. He also has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a B.S. in Finance. He has received university teaching awards at Longwood University, the University of Utah, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has taught a wide variety of classes including Introduction to MIS, Cyber Security, Networking & Servers, System Analysis and Design, Telecommunications, Advanced Cyber Security, Decision Support Systems, and Web Servers.

His research areas include deception detection in computer-mediated environments, secure information systems, the effects of IT on cognitive biases, the effects of IT on knowledge workers, and e-commerce. He has published in several academic journals and has authored several textbooks, including Corporate Computer and Network Security, 4th ed., Applied Information Security, 2nd ed., and Applied Networking Labs, 2nd ed.

Randy lives in Virginia with his wife and three young children. He currently enjoys T-ball, swimming, and running.

Table of Contents

Part I. Why MIS?
1. The Importance of MIS
CE1. Collaboration Information Systems for Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Project Management
2. Business Processes, Information Systems, and Information
CE2. Collaborative Information Systems for Student Projects
3. Organizational Strategy, Information Systems, and Competitive Advantage

Part II. Information Technology
4. Hardware and Software
CE3. Mobile Systems
CE4. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013
5. Database Processing
CE5. Database Design
CE6. Using Microsoft Access 2013
CE7. Using Excel and Access Together
6. The Cloud
CE8. Network and Cloud Technology

Part III. Using IS for Competitive Advantage
7. Organizations and Information Systems
CE9. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
CE10. Supply Chain Management
8. Social Media Information Systems
CE11. Hyper-Social Organizations and Knowledge Management
9. Business Intelligence Systems
CE12. Database Marketing
CE13. Reporting Systems and OLAP

Part IV. Information Systems Management
10. Information Systems Security
CE14. Three Security Disasters
11. Information Systems Management
CE15. International MIS
12. Information Systems Development
CE16. Systems Development Project Management
CE17. Agile Development
CE18. Business Process Management

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