Information Systems Foundations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For undergraduate-level courses in Management Information Systems. Information Systems Foundations uses a Big Picture theme to help students understand how the different facets of information systems fit together. Jessup/Valacich focus on the application of technology to real-world contemporary situation through coverage of contemporary business issues with fully integrated real world case studies. The authors integrate technology throughout, include a full chapter on electronic commerce and the Internet, and provide extensive coverage of database concepts. International and ethical issues coverage is included throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Information Systems Foundations: The Big Picture
Chapter 1: Information Systems Overview
Part 2: Information Systems Essentials
Chapter 2: Information Systems Hardware
Chapter 3: Information Systems Software
Chapter 4: Database Management
Chapter 5: Telecommunications
Part 3: Information Systems in Practice
Chapter 6: Electronic Commerce and the Internet
Chapter 7: Organizational Information Systems
Chapter 8: Emerging Information Systems
Part 4: Information Systems Development
Chapter 9: The Information Systems Development Process
Chapter 10: Contemporary Information Systems Development Approaches
Chapter 11: Alternatives to Systems Development
Part 5: Information Systems Management
Chapter 12: Managing Information Systems as an Organizational Resource
Chapter 13: Making the Business Case for a System
Chapter 14: Organizing the Information Systems Function
Glossary of Terms
Name Index
Organization Index with URLs
Subject Index

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