Experiencing MIS, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
David M. Kroenke / Randall J. Boyle  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
752
Pub.-date
January 2020
ISBN13
9781292266985
ISBN
1292266988
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Description

For undergraduate Introductory Management Information Systems courses.

 

Help students understand the ways information systems are transforming business

As technology continues to change the way organizations do business, knowledge of MIS is critical. Experiencing MIS illustrates how organizations use information systems to solve business problems every day. This modular text uses illustrative cases, exercises, projects, and other aids to ensure students connect concepts to everyday life by making MIS interesting and relevant to them. Changes and highlights in the 8th Edition keep pace with the fast-moving world of MIS and keep students up to date and knowledgeable on how to apply emerging technologies to better achieve their organization’s strategies. Unique and updated guides within each chapter highlight themes in ethics, security, MIS careers, and other timely topics.

 

Also available with Pearson MyLab MIS

MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.  Learn more about Pearson MyLab MIS.

 

Features

A modular approach offers instructors flexibility in covering the material

o Twelve short chapters cover the basic material.

o Expanded - 19 optional chapter extensions delve deeper into specific topics for instructors choosing to.

o Updated - Four chapter extensions cover Microsoft Access and Excel 2016 skills and provide Office Application Exercises in Microsoft Excel or Access 2016 for integration into the course.

 

Focus on important themes of ethics, security, careers, and other timely topics

·    New - Career Guides in each chapter let students read firsthand accounts from people working in information systems jobs. Each of these guides is written by a MIS graduate and answers questions like “How did you get this type of job?” and “What does a typical workday look like for you?” These new guides answer some of the common questions students may have about working in the field.

·    Expanded - Ethics Guides in each chapter focus on current issues in information systems and are designed to stimulate thought, discussion, and active participation in order to help students develop problem-solving skills and become better business professionals.

·    New - Cloud-based content explains where the cloud came from and how it differs from previous architectures, including new discussion about scalability and the advantages of cloud-based services. New graphics more clearly differentiate between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

·    New - An artificial intelligence (AI) chapter extension focuses on the impacts of AI on organizations and workers with a look at why AI has become so important within the last few years and the long-term goals of this technology.

 

Cases and scenarios help students see and understand how businesses are affected by new technology  

·    Falcon Security case vignettes introduce Chapters 1—6 with case scenarios for a privately owned company that provides surveillance and inspection services for companies using flying drones. The case vignettes provide opportunities for students to practice key skills from Chapter 1: Assess, evaluate, and apply emerging technology to business.

·    New - Discussion of ARES Systems introduces Chapters 7 through 12 with cases for this real-world prototype for a cloud-based augmented-reality exercise startup.

·    A Chapter-Ending Case Study on Amazon allows students to think about the information in the chapter as it relates to Amazon.com.

 

Actively engage students and connect to their everyday lives

·    Expanded - So What? features ask students to apply what they have learned in the chapter as it relates directly to their own interests and prospects.

·    Using Your Knowledge Exercises test students’ critical-thinking skills as they apply their knowledge to practice problems.

·    MIS InClass features in each chapter contain exercises, projects, and questions that help students connect classroom knowledge to everyday life. Ideal for use in class group work, they encourage active participation.

·    Active Review contains tasks for students to perform in order to demonstrate their ability to answer the questions.

 

Also available with Pearson MyLab MIS

MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.  Learn more about Pearson MyLab MIS.

 

 

Reach every student with MyLab

·    Deliver trusted content: You deserve teaching materials that meet your own high standards for your course. That’s why we partner with highly respected authors to develop interactive content and course-specific resources that you can trust — and that keep your students engaged.

o Engaging Videos explore a variety of business topics related to the theory students are learning in class. Exercise Quizzes assess students’ comprehension of the concepts in each video.

·    Empower each learner: Each student learns at a different pace. Personalized learning pinpoints the precise areas where each student needs practice, giving all students the support they need — when and where they need it — to be successful.

o Dynamic Study Modules help students study chapter topics on their own, by continuously assessing their knowledge application and performance in real time.

o Study Plan gives personalized recommendations for each student, based on his or her ability to master the learning objectives in your course.

·    Teach your course your way: Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own assignments, teach multiple sections, or set prerequisites, MyLab gives you the flexibility to easily create your course to fit your needs.

o Pearson MyLab MIS courses offer pre-built assignments within the assignment manager to maximize the user experience by offering assignments for before class, in class, and out of class.

·    Improve student results: When you teach with MyLab, student performance often improves. That’s why instructors have chosen MyLab for over 15 years, touching the lives of over 50 million students.

 

New to this Edition

A modular approach offers instructors flexibility in covering the material

o Nineteen optional chapter extensions have been expanded to delve deeper into specific topics for instructors choosing to.

o Four updated chapter extensions cover Microsoft Access and Excel 2016 skills and provide Office Application Exercises in Microsoft Excel or Access 2016 for integration into the course.

 

Focus on important themes of ethics, security, careers, and other timely topics

·    Career Guides in each chapter let students read firsthand accounts from people working in information systems jobs. Each of these guides is written by a MIS graduate and answers questions like “How did you get this type of job?” and “What does a typical workday look like for you?” These new guides answer some of the common questions students may have about working in the field.

·    Expanded Ethics Guides in each chapter focus on current issues in information systems and are designed to stimulate thought, discussion, and active participation in order to help students develop problem-solving skills and become better business professionals.

·    Cloud-based content explains where the cloud came from and how it differs from previous architectures, including new discussion about scalability and the advantages of cloud-based services. New graphics more clearly differentiate between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

·    An artificial intelligence (AI) chapter extension focuses on the impacts of AI on organizations and workers with a look at why AI has become so important within the last few years and the long-term goals of this technology.

 

Cases and scenarios help students see and understand how businesses are affected by new technology  

·    Discussion of ARES Systems introduces Chapters 7 through 12 with cases for this real-world prototype for a cloud-based augmented-reality exercise startup.

 

Actively engage students and connect to their everyday lives

·    Expanded So What? features ask students to apply what they have learned in the chapter as it relates directly to their own interests and prospects.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Why MIS?

1. The Importance of MIS

    CE1. Collaboration Information Systems for Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Project Management

2. Business Processes, Information Systems, and Information

    CE2. Collaborative Information Systems for Student Projects

3. Organizational Strategy, Information Systems, and Competitive Advantage

 

Part 2: Information Technology

4. Hardware and Software

    CE3. Mobile Systems

    CE4. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

5. Database Processing

    CE5. Database Design

    CE6. Using Microsoft Access 2016

    CE7. Using Excel and Access Together

6. The Cloud

    CE8. Network and Cloud Technology

 

Part 3: Using IS for Competitive Advantage

7. Processes, Organizations, and Information Systems

    CE9. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

    CE10. Supply Chain Management

8. Social Media Information Systems

    CE11. Enterprise Social Networks and Knowledge Management

9. Business Intelligence Systems

    CE12. Database Marketing

    CE13. Reporting Systems and OLAP

    CE14. Artificial Intelligence and Automation

 

Part 4: Information Systems Management

10. Information Systems Security

11. Information Systems Management

     CE15. Data Breaches

     CE16. International MIS

     CE17. Systems Development Project Management

12. Information Systems Development

     CE18. Agile Development

     CE19. Business Process Management