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Information Systems : What Every Business Student Needs to Know (Paperback) (Efrem G. Mallach)
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Having the right information systems is vital to business success. And understanding how information systems make companies successful may be the most important professional skill a businessperson can have in the 21st century. With that in mind, this book covers organizational use of information systems so that readers will be equipped to make the right decisions for their organizations.
- Part I covers general concepts that will be helpful throughout your study of information systems.
- Part II discusses IT: the technology foundations of information systems. It fills the gaps that everyone has when they learn through experience.
- Part III details the nitty-gritty of how real companies use real information systems to get the benefits you read about in Section 1.1.
- Part IV examines issues involved in selecting, developing and managing information systems.
The book includes lists of key take-aways at the beginning of each chapter, Where you fit in paragraphs that explain the importance of particular topics throughout, and end-of chapter summaries, review questions, and discussion questions. It also contains a running case study and two mini-cases at the end of each chapter that demonstrate how the subject of that chapter plays out in the real world. These features and more prepare students to become leaders in their chosen field.
This textbook presents information systems in a manner that's accessible to students. It presents carefully selected content that covers the material all business professionals need to know. The book eliminates material that is of value only to information systems specialists, since the majority of students at most business schools are not IS majors. The book connects the content directly to students? needs by showing how they, on the job in the future, will benefit personally from knowing it. Cutting-edge technology is also presented throughout the book.