Introduction to Information Systems, 7th Edition

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Introduction to Information Systems, 7th Edition

By Kelly Rainer and Brad Prince

Introduction to Information Systems, 7th 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, or production/operations management.

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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.

Career readiness resources prepare students for future professions.

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    What’s New

  • 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.
  • Technology Guides: These guides provide more details on the hardware, software, and other technology underlying the key information systems discussed throughout the course.
  • Concise and Engaging Narratives: The narrative found throughout each course section provides the important facts that students need to know for concept comprehension without overwhelming them with details.
  • 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 Content: A new chapter on the growing and dynamic area of data analytics has been added to the course, and additional updates have been made to course content to add more depth and breadth, including a more robust section on security to address the latest trends and concerns in the field.
  • 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 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 QuarterlyJournal of Management Information SystemsCommunications 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 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 ResearchReview of Social StudiesLaw and PsychologyEuropean 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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