Overview: The benchmark text for the syllabus organized by technology (a week on databases, a week on networks, a week on systems development, etc.) taught from a managerial perspective. O’Brien defines technology and then explains how companies use the technology to improve performance. Real world cases finalize the explanation.
Table of contents
MODULE I Foundation Concepts 1.Foundations of Information Systems in BusinessSection I Foundation Concepts: Information Systems in BusinessSection II Foundation Concepts: The Components of Information Systems2.Competing with Information TechnologySection I Fundamentals of Strategic AdvantageSection II Using Information Technology for Strategic AdvantageMODULE II Information Technologies3.Computer HardwareSection I Computer Systems: End User and Enterprise ComputingSection II Computer Peripherals: Input, Output, and Storage Technologies4.Computer SoftwareSection I Application Software: End-User ApplicationsSection II System Software: Computer System Management5.Data Resource ManagementSection I Technical Foundations of Database ManagementSection II Managing Data Resources6.Telecommunications and NetworksSection I The Networked EnterpriseSection II Telecommunications Network AlternativesMODULE III Business Applications7.E-Business SystemsSection I e-Business SystemsSection II Functional Business Systems8.Enterprise Business SystemsSection I Getting All the Geese Lined Up: Managing at the Enterprise LevelSection II Enterprise Resource Planning: The Business BackboneSection III Supply Chain Management: The Business Network9.E-Commerce SystemsSection I e-Commerce FundamentalsSection II e-Commerce Applications and Issues10. Supporting Decision MakingSection I Decision Support in BusinessSection II Artificial Intelligence Technologies in BusinessMODULE IV Development Processes11. Developing Business/IT StrategiesSection I Planning FundamentalsSection II Implementation Challenges12.Developing Business/IT SolutionsSection I Developing Business SystemsSection II Implementing Business Systems MODULE V Management Challenges13.Security and Ethical ChallengesSection I Security, Ethical, and Societal Challenges of ITSection II Security Management of Information Technology14.Enterprise and Global Management of Information TechnologySection I Managing Information TechnologySection II Managing Global IT