Introduction to Information Systems, 8th edition

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Introduction to Information Systems, 8th edition

By Kelly Rainer and Brad Prince

$69  USD | $99  CAN

Introduction to Information Systems, 8th Edition teaches undergraduate business majors how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs. Students develop a working understanding of information systems and information technology and learn how to apply concepts to successfully facilitate business processes. This program demonstrates that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, production/operations management, or MIS. To help instructors easily flip the classroom, WileyPLUS includes a clear, customizable and mobile-friendly learning path packed with homework practice, engaging video lessons, data analytics activities, an e-book, Bloomberg videos and much more.

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Data Analytics and Business Module

NEW Data Analytics & Business Module prepares students for the changing workplace.

With the emergence of Data Analytics transforming the business environment, Wiley has partnered with business leaders in the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) to identify the competencies graduates need to be successful in their careers. As a result, this module includes industry-validated content that prepares students for the changing workforce.

NEW Real-World Video Activities help students apply their learning.

WileyPLUS now offers a set of graded analysis activities that pair cutting-edge business video content from Bloomberg with concepts from the Rainer text. This new resource provides students with an applied and engaging learning experience to supplement their information systems course.

What's in it for me

The “What’s in IT for Me?” feature makes the course relevant to all majors.

Each course section opens with specific tasks showing how IT topics relate to students in business majors such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, MIS, and human resource management.

Engaging video lessons help flip the classroom.

Video lessons from co-author Brad Prince help free up class time because students can focus on key points from the textbook before they come to class.

    What’s New

  • Active Learning: Every chapter includes hands-on exercises, activities and mini-cases to actively involve students in problem solving, creative thinking, and capitalizing on opportunities. Through these activities and an interactive website, students are able to apply the concepts they learn.
  • Diversified and Unique Examples from Different Industries: Extensive use of vivid examples from large corporations, small businesses, and government and not-for profit organizations enlivens the concepts from the chapter.
  • Successes and Failures: Beyond presenting examples of the successful implementation of information systems, this course also provides numerous examples of IS failures so students can avoid the misuse of information systems in the future.
  • Global Focus: This course provides a broad selection of international cases and examples that discuss the role of information systems in facilitating export and import, the management of international companies, and electronic trading around the globe.
  • IT’s About Business: IT’s About Business cases feature vivid examples from large corporations, small businesses, government, and not-for-profit organizations to show the connection between IT and business.
  • A Focus on Ethics: This course includes examples and cases that focus on business ethics in response to today’s ethical questions that permeate the news and affect everyday business decisions.
  • A Focus on Big Data (Data and Knowledge Management): This course focuses on the importance of big data and business analytics and how data is manipulated in a business. A new section on relational database operations is included.
  • Wiley IS Updates: News articles curated weekly provide students with application-based understanding of how the topics relate to the real world (each article is paired with several discussion questions to encourage critical thinking).
  • NEW and UPDATED Section Opening and Closing Cases: IT’s About Business features and updated author videos have been added to each chapter of the course. These video lectures have proven to work particularly well for any blended, flipped, or on-line course and cover every learning objective. Students watch video lectures on concepts and topics outside of class, which enables instructors to use in-class time for discussion, analysis of cases, and other activities that engage students in the material.

Kelly Rainer

Kelly Rainer is the George Phillips Privett Professor in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (1988). Rainer has published in MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, and Decision Sciences as well as other leading journals. He is associate editor of the Information Resources Management Journal and associate editor of the Communications of the Association of Information Systems Journal.

Brad Prince

Brad Prince is a professor of information systems at the University of West Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. from Auburn University (2006) where he was a student of Kelly Rainer’s. Prince has published in Review of Business Research, Review of Social Studies, Law and Psychology, European Journal of Information Systems, and Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, among others. He is a member of the Association of Information Systems and the Association of Computing Machinery.

  1. Introduction to Information Systems
  2. Organizational Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and Information Systems
  3. Ethics and Privacy
  4. Information Security
  5. Data and Knowledge Management
  6. Telecommunications and Networking
  7. E-Business and E-Commerce
  8. Wireless, Mobile Computing, and Mobile Commerce
  9. Social Computing
  10. Information Systems Within the Organization
  11. CRM and SCM
  12. Business Analytics
  13. Acquiring Information Systems and Applications
  • TG 1. Hardware
  • TG 2. Software
  • TG 3. Cloud Computing
  • TG 4. Artificial Intelligence

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