Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems - Paul Bocij - 9781292220970 - MIS (Management Information Systems) - Management Information Systems (129)
Series
Pearson
Author
Paul Bocij / Andrew Greasley / Simon Hickie  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
664
Pub.-date
December 2018
ISBN13
9781292220970
ISBN
129222097X
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Description

Business Information Systems does not assume any prior knowledge of IS or ICT, and new concepts are simply defined. New business examples, case studies and web links are fully integrated throughout, illustrating the relevance and impact of information systems in today’s business environment.

 

This book is ideal for students on any courses related to business information systems or management information systems at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Plan of the book xix

About the authors xx

Authors’ acknowledgements xxi

Publisher’s acknowledgements xxii

PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Chapter 1 Basic concepts – understanding information 5

Chapter 2 Basic concepts: an introduction to business information systems 33

Chapter 3 Hardware and software 61

Chapter 4 Databases and analytics 133

Chapter 5 Networks, telecommunications and the Internet 159

Chapter 6 Enterprise and functional BIS 203

PART 2 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 7 An introduction to acquiring and developing BIS 249

Chapter 8 Initiating systems development 279

Chapter 9 BIS project management 303

Chapter 10 Systems analysis 333

Chapter 11 Systems design 375

Chapter 12 System build, implementation and maintenance: change

management 421

PART 3 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Chapter 13 Information systems strategy 459

Chapter 14 Information systems management 487

Chapter 15 Managing information security 509

Chapter 16 End-user computing – providing end-user services 543

Chapter 17 Ethical, legal and moral constraints on information systems 565

Glossary 601

Index 625

Back Cover

Back cover blurb for the 6th edition

 

In order to run a successful business, today’s manager needs to combine business skills with an understanding of information systems and the opportunities and benefits that they bring to an organisation. Starting from basic concepts, this book provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to:

  • understanding the technology of business information systems;
  • choosing the right information system for an organisation;
  • developing and managing an efficient business information system;
  • employing information systems strategically to achieve organisational goals.

 

Taking a problem-solving approach, Business Information Systems looks at information systems theory within the context of the most recent business and technological advances. This thoroughly revised new edition has updated and expanded coverage of contemporary key topics such as:

  • Big Data
  • Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things

 

Business Information Systems does not assume any prior knowledge of IS or ICT, and new concepts are simply defined. New business examples, case studies and web links are fully integrated throughout, illustrating the relevance and impact of information systems in today’s business environment.

 

This book is ideal for students on any courses related to business information systems or management information systems at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

 

About the authors

 

Paul Bocij is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School. An experienced educator, he has worked for a wide variety of institutions, including universities, colleges and numerous commercial organisations. His commercial experience includes time spent in the fields of programming, management, training and consultancy. 

  

Andrew Greasley lectures in Information Systems, Operations Management and Simulation Modelling at Aston Business School.

 

Simon Hickie has worked for 20 years as a senior lecturer in business information systems, having previously worked for 10 years in the management information systems field in a variety of roles including programmer, project manager and trainer.