Gain a solid understanding of today’s fundamentals of information systems with the most current, concise overview from leading authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds. PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Eleventh Edition, relies on 14 captivating chapters to explore the core principles of IS and examine how it’s practiced today. Readers gain a strong grasp of the latest developments and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today’s IS professional. As many as 140 new examples and references in each chapter keep the presentation as current as possible. New discussion focuses on the increased use of cloud computing throughout the world and the latest in mobile solutions and challenges in IS today. Readers see, first-hand, how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs as they review new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping IS today. Expanded materials introduce the increasing challenges of computer crimes and hacking as well as cyberterrorism. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and global IS work solutions as well as the growing importance of social networking. No matter what your career plans, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Eleventh Edition, can equip you to function more effectively as an employee, manager, or decision maker in business today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
No one ever arrested a computer for computer crime. The real threat to information systems security comes from people, not computers. That's why students need to understand both the technical implementation of security controls, as well as the softer human behavioral and managerial factors that contribute to the theft and sabotage of proprietary data. Addressing both the technical and human side of information systems security, Dhillon's "Principles of Information Systems Security" helps future managers understand the broad range of technical, managerial, ethical, and legal issues related to IS security, and equips them with specific tools and techniques to support effective IS security management. Key Features Balanced coverage addresses the social and technical nature of IS security. Takes a managerial orientation, presenting key security challenges that information technology managers commonly face. Provides an analytical framework to conceptualize IS security problems. Draws on a range of disciplines, such as computer science, sociology, law, anthropology, and behavioral science. Cases put the theoretical material in real-life context. Gurpreet Dhillon is a Professor of Information Systems in the School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Information System Security," is the North American Regional Editor of the "International Journal of Information Management, " and sits on the editorial board of "MISQ Executive."
The development of new technologies and information systems means that all managers need to be aware of the potential these hold for their business. John Ward leads the readers through the processes for identifying information needs and uses, etc.
This book is the first Australian adaptation of Stair and Reynolds's successful US edition Principles of Information Systems. This adaptation has a stronger business focus and more practical components to better align with Australian introductory Information Systems courses. The content has also been adapted to include Australian, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific case studies.
Combining the latest research and most current coverage available into a succinct nine chapters, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E equips students with a solid understanding of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced. The streamlined 560-page eighth edition features a wealth of new examples, figures, references, and cases as it covers the latest developments from the field--and highlights their impact on the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. In addition to a stronger career emphasis, the text includes expanded coverage of mobile solutions, energy and environmental concerns, the increased use of cloud computing across the globe, and two cases per chapter. Learning firsthand how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs, students explore new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping the industry. The text introduces the challenges and risks of computer crimes, hacking, and cyberterrorism. It also presents some of the most current research on virtual communities, global IS work solutions, and social networking. No matter where students' career paths may lead, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E and its resources can help them maximize their success as employees, decision makers, and business leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.