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Author: David T. Bourgeois

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Information Systems for Business and Beyond
Author: David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D.
Published: 2014-02-11
Origin: Bus206
Copyright: CC BY
Source: Open Textbook Library

In this book, you will be introduced to the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.

This book is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. While sometimes the descriptions can get a little bit technical, every effort has been made to convey the information essential to understanding a topic while not getting bogged down in detailed terminology or esoteric discussions.

Learning objectives can be found at the beginning of each chapter. Of course, all chapters are recommended for use in an introductory information systems course. However, for courses on a shorter calendar or courses using additional textbooks, a review of the learning objectives will help determine which chapters can be omitted.

At the end of each chapter, there is a set of study questions and exercises (except for chapter 1, which only offers study questions). The study questions can be assigned to help focus students' reading on the learning objectives. The exercises are meant to be a more in-depth, experiential way for students to learn chapter topics. It is recommended that you review any exercise before assigning it, adding any detail needed (such as length, due date) to complete the assignment.


  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What Is an Information System?
    • Chapter 1: What Is an Information System?
    • Chapter 2: Hardware
    • Chapter 3: Software
    • Chapter 4: Data and Databases
    • Chapter 5: Networking and Communication
    • Chapter 6: Information Systems Security
  • Part 2: Information Systems for Strategic Advantage
    • Chapter 7: Does IT Matter?
    • Chapter 8: Business Processes
    • Chapter 9: The People in Information Systems
    • Chapter 10: Information Systems Development
  • Part 3: Information Systems Beyond the Organization
    • Chapter 11: Globalization and the Digital Divide
    • Chapter 12: The Ethical and Legal Implications of Information Systems
    • Chapter 13: Future Trends in Information Systems
  • Answers to Study Questions
  • Bibliography

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