Introduction to Information Systems, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Patricia Wallace  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
456
Pub.-date
August 2014
ISBN13
9781292071107
ISBN
1292071109
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A fresh, contemporary, active introduction to information systems

Introduction to Information Systems provides invaluable help for learning the knowledge and skills related to information systems. In it, students see clearly what information systems are all about and why they are so fundamental to business and society.


Packed with revelations about business strategies, technology trends and innovations–plus tips to help students work smarter, and more efficiently– Introduction to Information Systems provides a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:


  • A focus on reaching all students, recognizing changing student roles, and showing clearly where the knowledge of information systems skills can take them.

  • Helping students see beyond today’s classrooms and into today’s varied world.

  • End-of-book comprehensive case studies show students the concepts in action.


MyMISLab not included. Students, if MyMISLab  is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyMISLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


MyMISLab  is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.


 

A focus on reaching all students, recognizing changing student roles, and showing clearly where the knowledge of information systems skills can take them

  • The Human Element in Information Systems: The fresh perspective this text brings to an introduction course on information systems combines comprehensive, up-to-date coverage with a stronger focus on the human element in businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. All the major topics are covered in a rigorous way, and enriched with probing discussions about the roles people play in building, shaping, implementing, and sometimes obstructing information systems.

  • Reaching a Changing Student Body: Recognizing the growth in the number of women, minorities, international students, online students, and nontraditional studies who enroll in this course, the text draws on examples and settings that will resonate with these groups and make the connections.

  • Changing Student Roles: This text recognizes that while some students will become information systems managers, many more will enter professions as consultants, business analysts, accountants, marketing professionals, talent development specialists, volunteers, virtual team leaders, forensic experts, legal advisors, and project managers, while also introducing emerging professions, such as data scientists. These roles are featured in the text’s examples, case studies, and simulations.

  • Inspiring Students to Pursue Promising Careers: With the goal of conveying the excitement and potential of the field of information systems, the text includes countless examples of how savvy men and women leverage information systems to transform organizations, and even build new empires. Included are many job descriptions, job growth rates, and projected salaries.

  • Working Smarter Not Harder–Productivity Tips for Students: Each chapter includes several “Productivity Tips” that suggest ways students can improve their own productivity by applying what they’ve learned.

Helping students see beyond today’s classrooms and into today’s varied world

  • Exploring Technology Battlegrounds: Students come to understand the close links between competitive business strategies and information systems and develop an awareness and new appreciation for the fierce business competitions they see around them as they look at online ads, privacy policies, social networks, and their own smartphones.

    • NEW! Expanded discussion of mobile devices and m-commerce in Chapter 6 includes a review of evolving mobile payment technologies using near field communications and strategies for mobile-friendly software development.

    • NEW! The “Internet of Things” is highlighted in several chapters, illustrating its growing impact on network architecture and bandwidth, and its rapidly increasing role in data collection, analysis, privacy, and surveillance.

    • NEW! Expanded discussion of cloud computing, personal clouds, mobility, and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend is presented, especially as they affect strategic planning for organizations.

  • Balancing Coverage of Business, Government, and Nonprofits: The varied settings in which students work, or will work, are covered in this new editions as it draws on timely examples from multinational corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, midsized businesses, start-ups, charities, volunteer organizations, student clubs, and other settings.

  • Highlighting Globalization and International Contexts: Examples of how information systems plays a key role in globalization about throughout the text to show students first hand instances such as how Baidu captured the search engine market in China, or how Idea manages a global supply chain.

  • Emphasizing Ethics: Ethical concerns are woven throughout the text, touching on very human ethical dilemmas and the choices that have to be made. A special feature in each chapter, The Ethical Factor, explores timely ethical issues such as corporate responsibility in extended supply chains, or the ethics of massive surveillance and collection of big data by governments and corporations.

    •  NEW! Extended coverage of big data and the technologies used to store and analyze it has been added, along with a new “Ethical Factor” box that explores the ethics of big data.

  • NEW! The change in the title to Introduction to Information Systems better reflects the contents and the course.

  • End-of-book comprehensive case studies show students the concepts in action. Included are:

    • NEW! A new, comprehensive case study at the end of the text charts Apple’s disruptive innovations, and encourages, students to predict the company’s future business strategy. Case Study #3: “Apple: Can the Company Pull Off Another Disruptive Innovation?” (replaces case on Clearwire).

    • NEW! Twitter’s role in social TV and the “multiscreening” phenomenon are featured in a new case study about Nielsen’s program rating system to help students see how tweeting fits into the entertainment industry’s strategies.

    • Updated Red Cross case now includes the Safe and Well Website.

    • Updated and Revised Facebook case now covers the uproar over Instagram’s privacy and ownership challenges.

    • Updated “Managing the Federal Government’s IT Project Portfolio” now incorporates (recent steps by federal government to get control over IT spending.

MyMISLab not included. Students, if MyMISLab  is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyMISLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


 

Personalize learning through the interactive, online role-playing simulations in MyMISLabTM: Students get opportunities to apply their knowledge and actually experience what each chapter is about, rather than simply memorizing key terms and concepts.

MyMISLab for Introduction to Information Systems creates learning experiences that are truly personalized and continuously adaptive. MyMISLab reacts to how students are actually performing, offering data-driven guidance that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts–resulting in better performance in the course. A dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress means educators can spend less time grading and more time teaching.

Combining resources that illuminate content with accessible self-assessment, Pearson’s MyLab provides students with a complete digital learning experience — all in one place.

  • Interactive online role-playing simulations: Throughout this text, students enter realistic and often tense situations interacting with characters via simulations on their smartphones or laptops.

    • NEW! The online simulations are converted to HTML5, making them accessible from iPads and iPhones, and the scores go into the MyMISLab gradebook.

    • Examples of the simulations include:

      • Interviewing candidates for a wild animal preserve CIO.

      • Debating the best marketing pitch for a candy maker using web analytics

      • Making a “build or buy” decision for a college’s inept fund-raisers

  • A powerful homework and test manager: MyLab lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. The bottom line: MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.

  • Comprehensive online course content: Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.

  • Robust gradebook tracking: The online gradebook automatically tracks your students' results on tests, homework, and practice exercises and gives you control over managing results and calculating grades. The gradebook provides a number of flexible grading options, including exporting grades to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. And, it lets you measure and document your students' learning outcomes.

  • Easily scalable and shareable content: MyLab enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly–and even share it with other faculty members.

  • Adaptive Learning: A way to enable personalized learning at scale. Not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. MyLab with Adaptive Learning continuously assesses student performance and activity in real time, and, using data and analytics, personalizes content to reinforce concepts that target each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

New to this Edition

Keep your course aligned with the fast-moving pace of the information systems field. This new Second edition introduces and updates many important concepts and technologies; includes more figures, graphs, and tables illustrating topics in visual ways; and updates all of the references, examples, data, and case studies.


Helping students see beyond today’s classrooms and into today’s varied world

  • Expanded discussion of mobile devices and m-commerce in Chapter 6 includes a review of evolving mobile payment technologies using near field communications and strategies for mobile-friendly software development.

  • The “Internet of Things” is highlighted in several chapters, illustrating its growing impact on network architecture and bandwidth, and its rapidly increasing role in data collection, analysis, privacy, and surveillance.

  • Expanded discussion of cloud computing, personal clouds, mobility, and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend is presented, especially as they affect strategic planning for organizations.

  • Extended coverage of big data and the technologies used to store and analyze it has been added, along with a new “Ethical Factor” box that explores the ethics of big data.

  • The change in the title to Introduction to Information Systems better reflects the contents and the course.


End-of-book comprehensive case studies show students the concepts in action. Included are:

  • A new, comprehensive case study at the end of the text charts Apple’s disruptive innovations, and encourages, students to predict the company’s future business strategy. Case Study #3: “Apple: Can the Company Pull Off Another Disruptive Innovation?” (replaces case on Clearwire).

  • Twitter’s role in social TV and the “multiscreening” phenomenon are featured in a new case study about Nielsen’s program rating system to help students see how tweeting fits into the entertainment industry’s strategies.

  • Updated Red Cross case now includes the Safe and Well Website.

  • Updated and Revised Facebook case now covers the uproar over Instagram’s privacy and ownership challenges.

  • Updated “Managing the Federal Government’s IT Project Portfolio” now incorporates (recent steps by federal government to get control over IT spending.


MyMISLab not included. Students, if MyMISLab  is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyMISLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


Personalize learning through the interactive, online role-playing simulations in MyMISLabTM: Students get opportunities to apply their knowledge and actually experience what each chapter is about, rather than simply memorizing key terms and concepts.

  • NEW! The online simulations are converted to HTML5, making them accessible from iPads and iPhones, and the scores go into the MyMISLab gradebook.


Table of Contents

  1. Information Systems and People

  2. Information Systems and Strategy

  3. Information and Communications

  4. Technologies: The Enterprise Architecture

  5. Databases and Data Warehouses

  6. Information Systems for the Enterprise

  7. The Web, E-Commerce, and M-Commerce

  8. Business Intelligence and Decision Making

  9. Collaborating with Technology

  10. Knowledge Management and E-Learning

  11. Ethics, Privacy, and Security

  12. Systems Development and Procurement

  13. Project Management and Strategic Planning

Case Studies:

Facebook and Instagram: Privacy Challenges

A Humanitarian Supply Chain for the Red Cross

Apple: Can the Company Pull Off Another Disruptive Innovation?

Managing the Federal Government’s IT Project Portfolio