Instructors Resource Center, 7th Edition
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Barbara C. McNurlin, Writer, Information Technology
Ralph H. Sprague, University of Hawaii
For use as a capstone course text in MIS and in Management of Information Technology/Systems courses.
Dealing with the management of information technology (IT) as it is being practiced in organizations today, the emphasis of this text is on the current material that information systems executives find important; its organization is around a framework that students can understand. In this 7th edition, discussions include the rising societal risks of IT, new sections on digital convergence, messaging, and instant messaging, and a revised discussion on wireless technology. The topics of outsourcing and information security have been updated and enhanced. Information Systems Management in Practice continues to merge theory with practice through real-world case examples.
Four discussion cases–Contains one for each part of the text, using real-life companies.
~Elicits from students in-depth, opinionated discussions in class; provides instructors with teaching notes in the Instructor’s Guide.
Over 90 in-chapter brief cases from real-life companies.
~Illustrates for students the approaches of various companies, giving them a wide range of information about how IT functions in the actual business environment.
Computer ethics–Includes brief examples of ethical dilemmas in IT.
~Provides students with current information about ethics in information technology.
New information on outsourcing–Includes a new, long section on offshore outsourcing, complete with a case example.
~Describes for students the differences between offshore and onshore outsourcing, outsourcing inevitability, and how to use it to an advantage.
Numerous new sections–Includes new sections on creating vision, governance, investing, and managing.
~Provides students with an excellent overview of the CIO’s company responsibilities.
Digital convergence–Discusses how voice, data, and video convergence is becoming a reality in the workplace. Also includes a new discussion of wireless, messaging, and instant messaging, as well as agent-based modeling.
~Brings students up-to-date with the latest workplace technology, enhancing confidence.
Blogs as a new information resource–Shows the need to manage blogs.
~Poses for students the question of how management should respond, and presents one firm’s employee guidelines on personal websites and weblogs.
1. The Importance of Information Systems Management.
PART I. LEADERSHIP ISSUES.
2. The Top IS Job.
3. Strategic Uses of Information Technology.
4. Information Systems Planning.
PART II. MANAGING THE ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES.
5. Distributed Systems: The Overall Architecture.
6. Managing Telecommunications.
7. Managing Information Resources.
8. Managing Operations.
PART III. MANAGING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT.
9. Technologies for Developing Systems.
10. Mangaement Issues in System Development.
PART IV. SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING KNOWLEDGE-BASED WORK.
11. Supporting Decision Making.
12. Supporting Collaboration.
13. Supporting Knowledge Work.
PART V. THINKING AHEAD.
14. The Challenges Ahead.
Instructors Resource Center, 7th Edition
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