Using MIS, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
David M. Kroenke / Randall J. Boyle  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
600
Pub.-date
November 2017
ISBN13
9781292222509
ISBN
1292222506
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Description

For courses in MIS.

 

Help your students master the most important business course they'll take

Technology is rapidly changing the way organizations do business–and knowledge of MIS is critical to keeping up. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Using MIS shows students how organizations use information systems to solve business problems every day. The 10th Edition now includes new content on using virtual reality and artificial intelligence, along with 11 new Career Guides, five new Ethics Guides, and five new Security Guides.  


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


Pearson MyLabTM MIS is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult 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.

 

 

About the Book

·    Guides: Each chapter includes three guides that focus on current issues in information systems. One addresses ethics, one addresses security, and the third addresses information systems careers.

·    Chapter Introduction Business Example: Each chapter begins with a description of a business situation that motivates the need for the chapter’s contents. The authors focus on two different businesses over the course of the text: Falcon Security, a provider of aerial surveillance and inspection services; and ARES, an augmented reality exercise startup opportunity.

·    Query-Based Chapter Format: Each chapter starts with a list of questions, and each major heading is a question. The Active Review contains tasks for students to perform in order to demonstrate their ability to answer the questions.

·    So What?: Each chapter of this text includes an exercise called “So What?” This feature challenges students to apply the knowledge they’ve gained from the chapter to themselves, often in a personal way. The goal is to drive home the relevancy of the chapter’s contents to their future professional lives. It presents a current issue in IS that is relevant to the chapter content and asks students to consider why that issue matters to them as future business professionals.

·    2027?: Each chapter concludes with a discussion of how the concepts, technology, and systems described in that chapter might change by 2027.

·    Active Review: This review provides a set of activities for students to perform in order to demonstrate their ability to answer the primary questions addressed by the chapter.

·    Using Your Knowledge: These exercises ask students to take their new knowledge one step further by applying it to a practice problem.

·    Collaboration Exercises: These exercises and cases ask students to collaborate with a group of fellow students, using collaboration tools introduced in Chapter 2.

·    Case Studies: Each chapter includes a case study at the end.

·    Application Exercises: This appendix of Excel and Access exercises asks students to use spreadsheet and database skills.

·    International Dimension: This module at the end of the text discusses international aspects of MIS. It includes the importance of international IS, the localization of system components, the roles of functional and cross-functional systems, international applications, supply chain management, and challenges of international systems development.

 

 

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

 

·    Decision-making Simulations: Place your students in the role of a key decision maker. The simulation will change and branch based on the decisions students make, providing a variety of scenario paths. Upon completion of each simulation, students receive a grade as well as a detailed report of the choices they made during the simulation and the associated consequences of those decisions. UPDATED! Fully re-written, decision-making mini-simulations are now available with an updated design and workflow.

·    Video Exercises: Engaging videos bring business concepts to life and explore business topics related to the theory students are learning in class. Quizzes assess students’ comprehension of the concepts covered in each video.

·    Live-in-the-Application Excel and Access Grader Projects: Give students hands-on experience with the kind of software they will use in business to strengthen their ability to analyze a problem and implement a solution using these applications. Students can submit their work for immediate grading and feedback, keeping learners on task and offering instructors better insight into their students' progress.

·    Dynamic Study Modules (DSMs): Through adaptive learning, students get personalized guidance where and when they need it most, creating greater engagement, improving knowledge retention, and supporting subject-matter mastery. Also available on mobile devices. NEW! Instructors can now remove questions from Dynamic Study Modules to better fit their course.

·    Writing Space: Better writers make great learners, who perform better in their courses. Providing a single location to develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking, the Writing Space offers create-your-own writing assignments and allows you to exchange personalized feedback with students quickly and easily. Writing Space can also check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism by comparing it against the world’s most accurate text comparison database available from Turnitin.

·    Learning CatalyticsTMGenerate class discussion, customize your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. As a student response tool, Learning Catalytics uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.

o NEW! Upload a full PowerPoint deck for easy creation of slide questions.

o NEW! Team names are no longer case sensitive.

o Help your students develop critical thinking skills.

o Monitor responses to find out where your students are struggling.

o Rely on real-time data to adjust your teaching strategy.

o Automatically group students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

·    Reporting Dashboard: View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the MyLab Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.

·    Learning Management System (LMS) Integration: You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab MIS. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook. For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

 

Additional Features included with the MyLab are a powerful homework and test manager, robust gradebook tracking, comprehensive online course content, and easily scalable and shareable content. Students also have access to interactive tutorial exercises with immediate feedback, access to online tutors, chapter warm ups, chapter quizzes, and end-of-chapter discussion questions.

New to this Edition

About the Book

·    Content added on how businesses are using virtual reality and artificial intelligence

·    Career Guide features MIS and business career opportunities, presented in the form of Q&A interviews

·    ARES business case examples, introducing students to a cloud-based augmented-reality exercise startup in Chapters 6-12

·    Five new Ethics Guides, five new Security Guides, and 11 new Career Guides



Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

1 New So What? Feature: A Is for Alphabet

New and updated charts for CPU and data storage growth

Updated BLS job statistics

New 2027? discussion in Q1-7

 

2 New Ethics Guide: Big Brother Wearables

New Career Guide: Software Product Manager

Discussion of constructive criticism and groupthink

New examples of providing and receiving constructive criticism

Expanded discussion of real-time surveying software (Socrative)

Updated So What? Guide about augmented collaboration

New 2027? discussion in Q2-9

 

3 New So What? Feature: The Autonomous Race

New Career Guide: Technology and Operations Executive

New Ethics Guide: The Lure of Love Bots

New 2027? discussion in Q3-8

Updated Amazon case study

 

4 New Security Guide: Poisoned App-les

New So What? Feature: New from CES 2016

New Career Guide: Technical Account Manager

Updated industry statistics throughout the chapter

Expanded augmented/mixed/virtual reality discussion

New Collaboration Exercise: Microsoft HoloLens

 

5 New Security Guide: Big Data… Losses

New So What? Guide: Slick Analytics

New Career Guide: Database Engineer

Updated images for Microsoft Office 2016

 

6 Reorganized chapter content for Q6-1 through Q6-5

New Q6-1 discussion about the origin of the cloud

New C6-1 cloud adoption examples statistics

New discussion about scalability

Expanded cloud versus in-house comparison

New Q6-2 example using transportation as a service

New Q6-2 example and graphics for CDNs

New Q6-4 example comparing the Internet and the U.S. postal system

New Q6-4 content about DNS, TCP, IP addresses, carriers, and IXPs

Updated Active Review questions

Updated 2027? discussion to include AaaS and BaaS

New So What? Feature: Quantum Learning

New Career Guide: Senior Network Manager

Updated industry statistics throughout the chapter

 

7 New ARES introduction

New Security Guide: It’s Not Me, It’s You

New Career Guide: IT Technical Manager

New Ethics Guide: Paid Deletion

Updated Q7-7 for ARES example

 

8 New ARES introduction

New So What? Feature: Enhanced Golf Fan

New Career Guide: International Content Director

Updated industry statistics throughout the chapter

New social media chapter examples

 

9 New ARES introduction

New Career Guide: Manager, Data and Analytics

New Ethics Guide: MIS-Diagnosis

Updated chapter examples using ARES

Updated Office 2016 figures

Updated RFM scoring

New discussion of AI and machine learning

 

10 New ARES introduction

New Security Guide: Exhaustive Cheating

New So What? Feature: New from Black Hat 2015

New Career Guide: IT Security Analyst

New industry statistics and charts throughout the chapter

 

11 New ARES introduction

New Security Guide: Watching the Watchers

New Career Guide: Director of Architecture

New Ethics Guide: Training Your Replacement

New industry statistics and charts throughout the chapter

Expanded discussion on outsourcing specialized tech skills

New automated labor case study

 

12 New ARES introduction

New So What? Feature: banking on IoT

New statistics about agile and scrum use

New 2027? discussion in Q12-7

 

ID Updated section on localization using IBM’s Watson

New legal environment examples in QID-4

New statistics and discussion about international Internet access (fixed & mobile)

New Career Guide: Director of Asian Operations

 

APP Updated data files

New exercise looking up IT job salaries (O*NET and BLS)

New exercise using an ad blocker (Adblock Plus)

New exercise creating a mobile application (Microsoft Touch Develop)

Updated Microsoft Office 2016 compliant files and chapter images

 

 

 

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

·    Fully-revised book-specific content

·    Learning Catalytics

o NEW! Revised Learning Catalytics questions: With Learning Catalytics, you can generate class discussion, customize your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning using real-time analytics. As a student response tool, Learning Catalytics uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.

o Upload a full PowerPoint® deck for easy creation of slide questions.

o Team names are no longer case sensitive.

·    Dynamic Study Modules (DSMs)

o NEW! Revised Dynamic Study Modules (DSMs) - UPDATED with additional questions. Through adaptive learning, students get personalized guidance where and when they need it most, creating greater engagement, improving knowledge retentions, and supporting subject-matter mastery. Also available on mobile devices.

o Instructors can now remove questions from Dynamic Study Modules to better fit their course.

·    Video exercises

    • UPDATED with new exercises. Engaging videos that bring business concepts to life and explore business topics related to the theory students are learning in class. Graded quizzes then assess students' comprehension of the concepts covered in each video.

Table of Contents

I. Why MIS?

1. The Importance of MIS

2. Collaboration Information Systems

3. Strategy and Information Systems

 

II. Information Technology

4. Hardware, Software, and Mobile Systems

5. Database Processing

6. The Cloud

 

III. Using IS for Competitive Advantage

7. Processes, Organizations, and Information Systems

8. Social Media Information Systems

9. Business Intelligence Systems

 

IV. Information Systems Management

10. Information Systems Security

11. Information Systems Management

12. Information Systems Development

 

The International Dimension

Application Exercises

Glossary