Computers

Business Driven Technology

Author: Stephen Haag,Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073323060

Category: Computers

Page: 610

View: 2126

BDT takes a business-first approach, starting each chapter by explaining the value of a business initiative and then detailing the technology that enables the initiative. This revolutionary approach instantly demonstrates the ‘why’ to business students without boring them with the ‘how’.The adaptive chapter/plug-in organization allows the instructor to adjust content according to their business or technical preferences.
Industrial management

Business-Driven Information Systems

Author: Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781259251764

Category: Industrial management

Page: 512

View: 2606

Business Driven Initiatives first; Technology second Business Driven Information Systems discusses various business initiatives first and howtechnology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is thatbusiness initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses thebusiness needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This text providesthe foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether theymajor in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, human resources,accounting, or virtually any other business discipline. Business Driven Information Systems isdesigned to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a pointof strength for an organization.
Computers

M: Information Systems

Author: Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073376837

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 7705

The visual impact of the magazine format will win students over quickly. They’ll love the price. And the fascinating, sometimes hard-to-believe real examples will keep them reading. Baltzan and Phillips approach discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. Therefore, every discussion addresses the business needs first and addresses the technology that supports those needs second. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. M: Information Systems provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. M: Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization. The story behind M: We have heard over and over again that the modern learner has a completely new and different set of needs from a learning package. These new ‘digital natives’ have developed cognitive thinking patterns that are different from those of earlier generations of students. It’s important that educators recognize these differences in students, and that they also account for students with differing learning styles. Students today rely on technology as an important tool in their educational and personal lives. M: Information Systems accounts for these differences in students today and appeals more effectively to digital natives. An emphasis is placed on the visual and technology component of the product offering (Connect Interactives), while the text remains a (important) supporting tool for their learning in the course. Students today are used to active learning experiences which is what M: Information Systems provides. The book in combination with the Interactives in Connect MIS provide students with a rich, interactive experience that enhances the text content, and keeps them actively engaged in the course content. Students today are also used to feedback and ‘payoff’ - Connect MIS provides these interactive rewards for learning the course content. For instructors opting not to adopt Connect MIS, M: Information Systems will still appeal to this generation of students looking for a quick read and insight that is also entertaining.
Electronic commerce

Essentials of Business-Driven Information Systems

Author: McGraw-Hill Higher Education,Paige Baltzan,Amy L. Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071270342

Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 362

View: 483

Business & Economics

Managing Information Systems

Ten Essential Topics

Author: Jun Xu,Mohammed Quaddus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9491216899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 875

Information systems (IS)/Information technology(IT) has become an essential part and a major resource of the organization. IS/IT is a major resource that can radically affect the structure of an organisation, the way it serves customers, and the way it helps people in organisations to communicate both internally and externally, and the way an organisation runs its business. Managing information and information systems effectively and efficiently have become an essential part of the life of 21st century managers. This book is about Managing information and information systems and focuses on relationships between information, information systems/information technology, people and business. The impacts, roles, risks, challenges as well as emerging trends of information systems will be an important element of the book. At the same time, many strategic and contemporary uses of information systems such as implementing enterprise planning systems for improving internal operation, adopting customer relationship management systems and supply chain management systems to enhance relations with customers and suppliers/partners respectively, and establishing knowledge management systems for better managing organizational knowledge resources as well as using different information systems for supporting managers’ decision making in all levels will be an integral part of the book. In addition, essential and critical information systems management skills including using information systems for competitive advantages, planning and evaluating information systems, system development & implementing information systems, and managing information systems operations will be a critical part of the book.
Computers

Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems

Challenges, Methods, Technologies

Author: Manfred Reichert,Barbara Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642304095

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 3803

In today’s dynamic business world, the success of a company increasingly depends on its ability to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way. Companies have therefore identified process agility as a competitive advantage to address business trends like increasing product and service variability or faster time to market, and to ensure business IT alignment. Along this trend, a new generation of information systems has emerged—so-called process-aware information systems (PAIS), like workflow management systems, case handling tools, and service orchestration engines. With this book, Reichert and Weber address these flexibility needs and provide an overview of PAIS with a strong focus on methods and technologies fostering flexibility for all phases of the process lifecycle (i.e., modeling, configuration, execution and evolution). Their presentation is divided into six parts. Part I starts with an introduction of fundamental PAIS concepts and establishes the context of process flexibility in the light of practical scenarios. Part II focuses on flexibility support for pre-specified processes, the currently predominant paradigm in the field of business process management (BPM). Part III details flexibility support for loosely specified processes, which only partially specify the process model at build-time, while decisions regarding the exact specification of certain model parts are deferred to the run-time. Part IV deals with user- and data-driven processes, which aim at a tight integration of processes and data, and hence enable an increased flexibility compared to traditional PAIS. Part V introduces existing technologies and systems for the realization of a flexible PAIS. Finally, Part VI summarizes the main ideas of this book and gives an outlook on advanced flexibility issues. The book’s target groups include researchers, PhD students and Master students in the field of information systems. After reading the book, they will better understand PAIS flexibility aspects. To support the easy use as a textbook, a series of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter and slides and further teaching material are available on the book’s web site www.flexible-processes.com. Professionals specializing in business process management (BPM) who want to obtain a good understanding of flexibility challenges in BPM and state-of-the-art solutions will also benefit from the presentations of open source as well as commercial process management systems and related practical scenarios.
Information technology

Management Information Systems for the Information Age

Author: Stephen Haag,Maeve Cummings

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 9780071314640

Category: Information technology

Page: 554

View: 7474

The Ninth Edition of Management Information Systems for the Information Age provides you the ultimate in flexibility to tailor content to the exact needs for your MIS or IT course. The nine chapters and thirteen Extended Learning Modules may be presented in logical sequence, or you may choose your own mix of technical topics and business/managerial topics. Chapters cover what instructors want students to know about MIS while Extended Learning Modules (XLMs) show students what they can do with MIS. A contemporary writing style and a wealth of examples engage students in the content. Arranged with chapter opening cases that highlight how an organization has successfully implemented many of the chapter's concepts and chapter closing cases that help students apply what they just learned gives students the hands-on knowledge that is applicable in both their personal and professional experiences.
Computers

Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Tan, Felix B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049406

Category: Computers

Page: 4194

View: 2205

"This collection compiles research in all areas of the global information domain. It examines culture in information systems, IT in developing countries, global e-business, and the worldwide information society, providing critical knowledge to fuel the future work of researchers, academicians and practitioners in fields such as information science, political science, international relations, sociology, and many more"--Provided by publisher.
Business & Economics

Information Systems Theory

Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society

Author: Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Michael R. Wade,Scott L. Schneberger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441997074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 4805

The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives: To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues. To outline and describe, for each of the various theories and models, independent and dependent constructs, reference discipline/originating area, originating author(s), seminal articles, level of analysis (i.e. firm, individual, industry) and links with other theories. To provide a critical review/meta-analysis of IS/IT management articles that have used a particular theory/model. To discuss how a theory can be used to better understand how information systems can be effectively deployed in today’s digital world. This book contributes to our understanding of a number of theories and models. The theoretical contribution of this book is that it analyzes and synthesizes the relevant literature in order to enhance knowledge of IS theories and models from various perspectives. To cater to the information needs of a diverse spectrum of readers, this book is structured into two volumes, with each volume further broken down into two sections. The first section of Volume 1 presents detailed descriptions of a set of theories centered around the IS lifecycle, including the Success Model, Technology Acceptance Model, User Resistance Theories, and four others. The second section of Volume 1 contains strategic and economic theories, including a Resource-Based View, Theory of Slack Resources, Portfolio Theory, Discrepancy Theory Models, and eleven others. The first section of Volume 2 concerns socio-psychological theories. These include Personal Construct Theory, Psychological Ownership, Transactive Memory, Language-Action Approach, and nine others. The second section of Volume 2 deals with methodological theories, including Critical Realism, Grounded Theory, Narrative Inquiry, Work System Method, and four others. Together, these theories provide a rich tapestry of knowledge around the use of theory in IS research. Since most of these theories are from contributing disciplines, they provide a window into the world of external thought leadership.
Computers

Business-Driven Information Systems, 3rd Edition

Author: Paige Baltzan,Julie Fisher,Kathy Lynch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia

ISBN: 1743762119

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 6249

Business Driven Information Systems discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this contemporary approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This text provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, or virtually any other business discipline. Business Driven Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organisation. BDIS 1e won the Australian Publishing Association award for Best Tertiary Teaching & Learning Package (Adaptation) of 2010. It has been described as "valuable student resource", which presents a "refreshing perspective" in which IT is "neatly and comprehensively integrated" throughout the textbook.
Computers

The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia

Author: Guy G. Gable,Shirley Gregor,Roger Clarke,Gail Ridley,Robert Smyth

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921313943

Category: Computers

Page: 346

View: 5847

This book represents the second phase of a multi-method, multi-study of the 'Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia'. Drawing on Whitley's Theory of Scientific Change, the study analysed the degree of 'professionalisation' of the Information Systems Discipline, the overarching research question being 'To what extent is Information Systems a distinct and mature discipline in Australia?' The book chapters are structured around three main sections: a) the context of the study; b) the state case studies; and c) Australia-wide evidence and analysis. The book is crafted to be accessible to IS and non-IS types both within and outside of Australia. It represents a 'check point'; a snapshot at a point in time. As the first in a hoped for series of such snap-shots, it includes a brief history of IS in Australia, bringing us up to the time of this report. The editorial team comprises Guy Gable, architect and leader; Bob Smyth, project manager; Shirley Gregor, sponsor, host and co-theoretician; Roger Clarke, discipline memory; and Gail Ridley, theoretician. In phase two, the editors undertook to examine each component study, with a view to arriving at an Australia-wide perspective.
Information resources management

Corporate Information Strategy and Management

Text and Cases

Author: Lynda M. Applegate,Robert Daniel Austin,Deborah L. Soule

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9780071263191

Category: Information resources management

Page: 513

View: 2916

Corporate Information Strategy and Management: Text and Cases 8/e by Applegate, Austin, and Soule is written for students and managers who desire an overview of contemporary information systems technology management. This new edition examines how information technology (IT) enables organizations to conduct business in radically different and more effective ways. The author's objective is to provide readers with a better understanding of the influence of twenty-first century technologies on business decisions. The 8th edition discusses today's challenges from the point of view of the executives who are grappling with them. This text is comprised of an extensive collection of Harvard Business cases devoted to Information Technology.
Computers

Loose-Leaf Business Driven Technology

Author: Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780077405472

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 9729

The Baltzan and Phillips approach in Business Driven Technology discusses various business initiatives first and prolifically through the Business Plug-Ins, and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. With 21 Business Plug Ins, instructors may customize the degree in which the business initiative is explored prior to the technology solution making those possible. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. BDT provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. BDT is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization.
Business & Economics

Managing Information Systems

Ten Essential Topics

Author: Jun Xu,Mohammed Quaddus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9491216899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 6123

Information systems (IS)/Information technology(IT) has become an essential part and a major resource of the organization. IS/IT is a major resource that can radically affect the structure of an organisation, the way it serves customers, and the way it helps people in organisations to communicate both internally and externally, and the way an organisation runs its business. Managing information and information systems effectively and efficiently have become an essential part of the life of 21st century managers. This book is about Managing information and information systems and focuses on relationships between information, information systems/information technology, people and business. The impacts, roles, risks, challenges as well as emerging trends of information systems will be an important element of the book. At the same time, many strategic and contemporary uses of information systems such as implementing enterprise planning systems for improving internal operation, adopting customer relationship management systems and supply chain management systems to enhance relations with customers and suppliers/partners respectively, and establishing knowledge management systems for better managing organizational knowledge resources as well as using different information systems for supporting managers’ decision making in all levels will be an integral part of the book. In addition, essential and critical information systems management skills including using information systems for competitive advantages, planning and evaluating information systems, system development & implementing information systems, and managing information systems operations will be a critical part of the book.
Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Management Theory

Author: Eric H. Kessler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506307795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1056

View: 4463

In discussing a management topic, scholars, educators, practitioners, and the media often toss out the name of a theorist (Taylor, Simon, Weber) or make a sideways reference to a particular theory (bureaucracy, total quality management, groupthink) and move on, as if assuming their audience possesses the necessary background to appreciate and integrate the reference. This is often far from the case. Individuals are frequently forced to seek out a hodgepodge of sources varying in quality and presentation to provide an overview of a particular idea. This work is designed to serve as a core reference for anyone interested in the essentials of contemporary management theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses to thoughtfully apply them. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, it also offers essays on cutting-edge research as one might find in a handbook. And, like an unabridged dictionary, it provides concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features and Benefits: Two volumes containing over 280 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resources available on management theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. Standardized presentation format, organized into categories based on validity and importance, structures entries so that readers can assess the fundamentals, evolution, and impact of theories. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader’s Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Management Theory allows readers to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. An appendix with Central Management Insights allows readers to easily understand, compare, and apply major theoretical messages of the field. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion. Key themes include: Nature of Management Managing People, Personality, and Perception Managing Motivation Managing Interactions Managing Groups Managing Organizations Managing Environments Strategic Management Human Resources Management International Management and Diversity Managerial Decision Making, Ethics, and Creativity Management Education, Research, and Consulting Management of Operations, Quality, and Information Systems Management of Entrepreneurship Management of Learning and Change Management of Technology and Innovation Management and Leadership Management and Social / Environmental Issues PLUS: Appendix of Chronology of Management Theory PLUS: Appendix of Central Management Insights
Computers

Public Management Information Systems

Author: Rocheleau, Bruce

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591408091

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 8995

"This book focuses on the key processes faced by managers in governmental organizations, including planning, purchasing, training and learning, politics, accountability, ethics, best practices, and evaluation"--Provided by publisher.
Computers

Experiencing MIS

Author: David Kroenke,Deborah Bunker,David Wilson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 144256380X

Category: Computers

Page: 647

View: 783

Real-World Lessons + Excellent Support Whatever you do in business, you will experience MIS. What kind of experience will you have with MIS? Will you understand how businesses use--and need--information systems to accomplish their goals and objectives, and develop their competitive strategy? By presenting real-world cases Experiencing MIS helps you to experience MIS right now at university, where you can exercise your enquiring mind and unlock the potential of information systems for business. With an approachable, easy-to-use and sometimes humorous attitude this text shows you how to become a better problem-solver and a valued business professional.
Business & Economics

Information Systems in Business

Author: Bob Ritchie,Robert Ritchie,David Marshall,Alan Eardley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781861520531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 595

View: 1888

This comprehensive textbook is designed to meet the needs of accountancy courses, business management, information systems and technology courses. The text explains the role of information as a key resource within the business organisation, showing how information systems can be an effective tool for making business more efficient. The three main sections are: information as a resource within the business organization; developing and managing the information systems; and implications of information systems.