This text focuses on the information needs and management perspectives required in a business environment, exploring the nature of information and its use in managerial decision making processes.
Building on the success of the last three editions of Business Information Systems: Analysis Design and Practice, this established text offers a comprehensive understanding of how information systems can aid the realisation of business objectives. Analytical in its approach, the text is particularly suited to those in upper undergraduate business degrees taking a module in Information Systems or an Information Systems Development module in Computer Science, as well as those following specialist Business Information Systems pathways. The text is also widely used on MBA courses. Key Features *The chapter covering networks and distributed systems is expanded to accommodate recent developments in the use of the internet. *New chapter on e-Commerce and business applications. *Increased critique of Rational Planning Models. *Coverage of the operational issues concerning the management of information systems. *Additional new material on hot topics: data warehousing; data mining; business intelligence; knowledge management; intranets; new organisational forms; virtual teams/governance of IT.;*Recent developments and current thinking in information systems strategy have been included in the chapter on strategy and information systems. *Many more UK, European and world-wide cases. *The chapter on development has been restructured, encompassing additional information systems development approaches. *Improved pedagogy: chapter objectives; highlighted key words; mini cases providing a context for the understanding of key concepts; end of chapter cases, providing a greater depth of material with which to investigate the topic; extended case study, which introduces a business problem and follows the project through stages of feasibility; and end of chapter review questions and exercises. *Strong supplements package - Instructor's Manual, to include worked solutions to text questions and OHP/powerpoint slides. *Companion website to accompany the text, which takes the learning potential of the text even further.Graham Curtis has lectured and developed courses in information systems analysis and design, data base and accounting information systems along with research, consultancy and publications in business information systems.;He is Head of Undergraduate Programmes in the East London Business School at the University of East London.David Cobham has been teaching, researching and acting as a consultant in Business Information Systems for 14 years. His current interests are in information systems development methodologies, e-commerce systems development and project management. He is the Head of the Department of Information Systems and E-Commerce at the University of Lincoln.
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