Because information systems are essential to the operations of business today, students need to understand information systems and technology, and their integration into business activities. But how can a student understand the role of information systems in business without first understanding business and its functions?This question prompted the writing of this text. Chapter, "Business Fundamentals," provides students with patient, clear explanations and numerous illustrations of basic business concepts that they need to know in order to fully comprehend the role of information systems in business.Features of the Second Edition."Expanded coverage of the Internet and Electronic Commerce"
Both the Internet and Electronic Commerce introduced in Part I, and then integrated throughout the book. Chapter 1 introduces EC applications students are likely to know; Chapter 6 explores the technology behind Electronic Commerce; Chapter 12, "Electronic Commerce and the Strategic Impact of Information Systems," examines the topic from an organizational perspective; and Chapter 13 discusses developing systems for Electronic Commerce."Streamlined introduction to Information Systems Fundamentals"
Chapter 3 emphasizes the business need for the technological and other components of the information system."Chapter 8: Personal Productivity and Problem Solving"
Chapter 8 focuses on the need for improved personal productivity in the workplace and explores common end-user software to improve productivity and to solve business problems."Chapter 13: Problem Solving and Information System Development"
Chapter 13 focuses on the business need for systems development, including those designed for Electronic Commerce."Real-World Cases and Bookmarks Updates"
Cases adapted from sources such as Computerworld and Infoworld reflect today's hottest issues. The Bookmarks sections of the book provide students with relevant, current scenarios to illustrate key text concepts. www.prenhall.com/nickersonshow more