Part 1: Overview1. An Introduction to Information Systems2. Information Systems in OrganizationsPart 2: Information Technology Concepts3. Hardware: Input, Processing, Output and Storage Devices4. Software: Systems and Application Software5. Organizing and Storing Data6. Computer NetworksPart 3: Business Information Systems7. Operational Systems8. Management Information and Decision Support Systems9. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems10. Pervasive ComputingPart 4: Systems Development11. Systems Analysis12. Systems Design and ImplementationPart 5: Information Systems in Business and Society13. Security, Privacy and Ethical Issues in Information Systems
The authors have succeeded in producing a contemporary edition of the book which continues to develop the principles of information systems. It contains a thorough mix of theory and practical examples that students will find accessible and useful.
Dr Thomas Chesney is Associate Professor of Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School, UK where he studies the behaviour of networked individuals. His work has appeared in the Information Systems Journal and Decision Support Systems. Ralph Stair has taught Information Systems at many universities. He has published numerous articles and books including Succeeding with Technology, Programming in BASIC and many more. George Reynolds has taught Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St Joseph and Strayer University. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.