Principles of information systems

Stair, Ralph M. and Reynolds, George and Moisiadis, Frank and Genrich, Rohan (2008) Principles of information systems. Thomson Learning, Melbourne, Australia . ISBN 9780170132831

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Abstract

We are proud to publish this Australian adaptation of the successful Stair and Reynolds Principles of Information Systems. This adaptation builds on the success of the 7th edition, which already meets the need for a thorough introductory information systems text. This adaptation takes the best of the original United States edition and builds upon it, focusing on issues relevant to Australasia. We have listened to the needs of our colleagues throughout the region, making modifications and incorporating suggestions to refine this new edition. We hope you are pleased with the results. The overall goal of this edition was to develop an outstanding text that follows the pedagogy and approach of the US Stair and Reynolds Principles of Information Systems and its smaller, more concise version, the US Stair and Reynolds Fundamentals of Information Systems, 3rd edition, and to include Australasia-specific information and case studies, with additional practical content and activities. Today, information systems (IS) are used for business processes from communications to order processing and number crunching, and in business functions ranging from marketing to human resource management, accounting and finance. The chances are, regardless of your future occupation, you need to understand what IS can and cannot do and be able to use them to help you accomplish your work.You will be expected to suggest new uses of IS and participate in the design of solutions to business problems employing IS. You will be challenged to identify and evaluate IS options. To be successful, you must be able to view IS from the perspective of business and organisational needs. For your solutions to be accepted, you must identify and address their impact on fellow workers. For these reasons, a course in IS is essential for business students in today's high-tech world. Our primary objective with this text is to develop the best IS text and accompanying materials for the first information technology course required by all business students. We hope that this adaptation will stand alongside its US editions at the beginning of the IS curriculum, offering the basic IS concepts that every business student must learn in order to be successful. This text has been written specifically for the first course in the IS curriculum, and it discusses computer and IS concepts in a business context with a strong managerial emphasis.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Multiple print copies held in all USQ Library campuses at call no. 658.4038 Moi.
Depositing User: Mr Rohan Genrich
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009 00:14
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2013 05:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: information systems; information technology; computing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5755

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