An Introduction to Information Systems: Organisations, Applications, Technology, and Design by David WhiteleyAn Introduction to Information Systems: Organisations, Applications, Technology, and Design by David Whiteley

An Introduction to Information Systems: Organisations, Applications, Technology, and Design

byDavid Whiteley

Paperback | May 3, 2013

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A clear, student-friendly and engaging introduction to how information technology is used in business. Featuring several case studies, video interviews, thorough pedagogy and completely up-to-date chapters, this textbook will be a core resource for undergraduate students of Business Information Systems, a compulsory module in business degrees.
David Whiteley,formerly Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, has taught Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design and e-Commerce for the last twenty years. Prior to moving to academia David spent over twenty years in the computing industry as a programmer, system analyst and project manager.
Title:An Introduction to Information Systems: Organisations, Applications, Technology, and DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.61 inPublished:May 3, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230370500

ISBN - 13:9780230370500

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Table of Contents

PART I: ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS.- 1. Information Systems.- 2. The IS Business Environment.- 3. IS Organisation and Management.- PART II: INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS.- 4. Corporate Systems.- 5. e-Business Systems.- PART III: COMPUTER SYSTEMS.- 6. Computers and IT.- 7. Data and Information.- 8. Files and Databases.- 9. Networks and Computer Security.- PART IV: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN.- 10. The System Development Lifecycle.- 11. System Analysis and Design Toolbox.- 12. Implementing the IS.- PART V: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY.- 13. Computing, the Law and the Environment.- 14. The Information Society.

Editorial Reviews

'The clarity will hit the market it is aimed at. It is a very well written and constructed book. It is not overly technical, the language is appropriate and provides the reader with a clear understanding of the topic discussed. ... I will be recommending this book. It will meet the requirements of my students very well.' - Alistair Beere, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK'A very clearly written and well structured text incorporating relevant examples... I can see myself adopting this text for my UG students' - Matt Glowatz, UCD School of Business, Ireland'I like the look and feel of the manuscript. It has a different angle through the introduction of a real-life system.' - Carl Marnewick, University of Johannesburg, South Africa'The approach is good and suitable for my students who do not have a strong computer science/maths background. It doesn't make assumptions about how much background knowledge they have. ... Very strong information, well explained and detailed, not much left out at all in the topics a good coverage of the necessary content with engaging easy to understand case studies.' - Marie-Louise van der Klooster, Deakin University, Australia