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Business Driven Technology

Business Driven Technology

  • Author: Stephen Haag,Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • ISBN: 9780073323060
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 610
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BDT takes a business-first approach, starting each chapter by explaining the value of a business initiative and then detailing the technology that enables the initiative. This revolutionary approach instantly demonstrates the ‘why’ to business students without boring them with the ‘how’.The adaptive chapter/plug-in organization allows the instructor to adjust content according to their business or technical preferences.

Business Driven Information Systems

Business Driven Information Systems

  • Author: Paige Baltzan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
  • ISBN: 9781259060335
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 544
  • View: 4534
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Business Driven Information Systems, 4e discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This updated edition provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business through its updated case studies, closing cases, technology plug-ins, expanded IT topics, and new project management content. Business Driven Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organization, and McGraw-Hill's online learning and assessment solution, Connect MIS, helps students apply this knowledge. For more information on Baltzan, Business Driven Information Systems, 4e, please visit: www.mhhe.com/baltzan4e For more information on Connect, please visit: connect.mcgraw-hill.com For more information on SIMnet for Office 2013, please visit www.simnetkeepitsimple.com

M: Information Systems

M: Information Systems

  • Author: Paige Baltzan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780073376912
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1931
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•Batlzan; M: Information Systems is a visual, magazine format designed to engage your students from the start! Saturated with fascinating, sometimes hard-to-believe real examples will keep them reading throughout the course. Baltzan’s approach discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. Therefore, every discussion addresses the business needs first and addresses the technology that supports those needs second. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. A derivative of the Baltzan; Business Driven Technology version, this M: Information Systems provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. M: Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization.

Essentials of Business-Driven Information Systems

Essentials of Business-Driven Information Systems

  • Author: McGraw-Hill Higher Education,Paige Baltzan,Amy L. Phillips
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780071270342
  • Category: Electronic commerce
  • Page: 362
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Business-Driven Information Systems, 3rd Edition

Business-Driven Information Systems, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Paige Baltzan,Julie Fisher,Kathy Lynch
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia
  • ISBN: 1743762119
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 480
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Business Driven Information Systems discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this contemporary approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This text provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, or virtually any other business discipline. Business Driven Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organisation. BDIS 1e won the Australian Publishing Association award for Best Tertiary Teaching & Learning Package (Adaptation) of 2010. It has been described as "valuable student resource", which presents a "refreshing perspective" in which IT is "neatly and comprehensively integrated" throughout the textbook.

Managing Information Systems

Managing Information Systems

Ten Essential Topics

  • Author: Jun Xu,Mohammed Quaddus
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9491216899
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 166
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Information systems (IS)/Information technology(IT) has become an essential part and a major resource of the organization. IS/IT is a major resource that can radically affect the structure of an organisation, the way it serves customers, and the way it helps people in organisations to communicate both internally and externally, and the way an organisation runs its business. Managing information and information systems effectively and efficiently have become an essential part of the life of 21st century managers. This book is about Managing information and information systems and focuses on relationships between information, information systems/information technology, people and business. The impacts, roles, risks, challenges as well as emerging trends of information systems will be an important element of the book. At the same time, many strategic and contemporary uses of information systems such as implementing enterprise planning systems for improving internal operation, adopting customer relationship management systems and supply chain management systems to enhance relations with customers and suppliers/partners respectively, and establishing knowledge management systems for better managing organizational knowledge resources as well as using different information systems for supporting managers’ decision making in all levels will be an integral part of the book. In addition, essential and critical information systems management skills including using information systems for competitive advantages, planning and evaluating information systems, system development & implementing information systems, and managing information systems operations will be a critical part of the book.

Management Information Systems for the Information Age

Management Information Systems for the Information Age

  • Author: Stephen Haag,Maeve Cummings
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • ISBN: 9780071314640
  • Category: Information technology
  • Page: 554
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The Ninth Edition of Management Information Systems for the Information Age provides you the ultimate in flexibility to tailor content to the exact needs for your MIS or IT course. The nine chapters and thirteen Extended Learning Modules may be presented in logical sequence, or you may choose your own mix of technical topics and business/managerial topics. Chapters cover what instructors want students to know about MIS while Extended Learning Modules (XLMs) show students what they can do with MIS. A contemporary writing style and a wealth of examples engage students in the content. Arranged with chapter opening cases that highlight how an organization has successfully implemented many of the chapter's concepts and chapter closing cases that help students apply what they just learned gives students the hands-on knowledge that is applicable in both their personal and professional experiences.

Managing Information Systems

Managing Information Systems

Ten Essential Topics

  • Author: Jun Xu,Mohammed Quaddus
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9491216899
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 166
  • View: 5584
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Information systems (IS)/Information technology(IT) has become an essential part and a major resource of the organization. IS/IT is a major resource that can radically affect the structure of an organisation, the way it serves customers, and the way it helps people in organisations to communicate both internally and externally, and the way an organisation runs its business. Managing information and information systems effectively and efficiently have become an essential part of the life of 21st century managers. This book is about Managing information and information systems and focuses on relationships between information, information systems/information technology, people and business. The impacts, roles, risks, challenges as well as emerging trends of information systems will be an important element of the book. At the same time, many strategic and contemporary uses of information systems such as implementing enterprise planning systems for improving internal operation, adopting customer relationship management systems and supply chain management systems to enhance relations with customers and suppliers/partners respectively, and establishing knowledge management systems for better managing organizational knowledge resources as well as using different information systems for supporting managers’ decision making in all levels will be an integral part of the book. In addition, essential and critical information systems management skills including using information systems for competitive advantages, planning and evaluating information systems, system development & implementing information systems, and managing information systems operations will be a critical part of the book.

Competing in the Information Age

Competing in the Information Age

Strategic Alignment in Practice

  • Author: Jerry N. Luftman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195090160
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 414
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Describes how organizations must change to compete in the information age

Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems

Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems

Challenges, Methods, Technologies

  • Author: Manfred Reichert,Barbara Weber
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642304095
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 518
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In today’s dynamic business world, the success of a company increasingly depends on its ability to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way. Companies have therefore identified process agility as a competitive advantage to address business trends like increasing product and service variability or faster time to market, and to ensure business IT alignment. Along this trend, a new generation of information systems has emerged—so-called process-aware information systems (PAIS), like workflow management systems, case handling tools, and service orchestration engines. With this book, Reichert and Weber address these flexibility needs and provide an overview of PAIS with a strong focus on methods and technologies fostering flexibility for all phases of the process lifecycle (i.e., modeling, configuration, execution and evolution). Their presentation is divided into six parts. Part I starts with an introduction of fundamental PAIS concepts and establishes the context of process flexibility in the light of practical scenarios. Part II focuses on flexibility support for pre-specified processes, the currently predominant paradigm in the field of business process management (BPM). Part III details flexibility support for loosely specified processes, which only partially specify the process model at build-time, while decisions regarding the exact specification of certain model parts are deferred to the run-time. Part IV deals with user- and data-driven processes, which aim at a tight integration of processes and data, and hence enable an increased flexibility compared to traditional PAIS. Part V introduces existing technologies and systems for the realization of a flexible PAIS. Finally, Part VI summarizes the main ideas of this book and gives an outlook on advanced flexibility issues. The book’s target groups include researchers, PhD students and Master students in the field of information systems. After reading the book, they will better understand PAIS flexibility aspects. To support the easy use as a textbook, a series of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter and slides and further teaching material are available on the book’s web site www.flexible-processes.com. Professionals specializing in business process management (BPM) who want to obtain a good understanding of flexibility challenges in BPM and state-of-the-art solutions will also benefit from the presentations of open source as well as commercial process management systems and related practical scenarios.

Outsourcing Management Information Systems

Outsourcing Management Information Systems

  • Author: Schniederjans, Ashlyn
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1599041979
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 404
  • View: 7564
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"This book balances the positive outcomes of outsourcing, which have made it a popular management strategy with the negative to provide a more inclusive decision; it explores risk factors that have not yet been widely associated with this strategy. It focuses on the conceptual "what", "why", and "where" aspects of outsourcing as well as the methodological "how" aspects"--Provided by publisher.

The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia

The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia

  • Author: Guy G. Gable,Shirley Gregor,Roger Clarke,Gail Ridley,Robert Smyth
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 1921313943
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 346
  • View: 5931
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This book represents the second phase of a multi-method, multi-study of the 'Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia'. Drawing on Whitley's Theory of Scientific Change, the study analysed the degree of 'professionalisation' of the Information Systems Discipline, the overarching research question being 'To what extent is Information Systems a distinct and mature discipline in Australia?' The book chapters are structured around three main sections: a) the context of the study; b) the state case studies; and c) Australia-wide evidence and analysis. The book is crafted to be accessible to IS and non-IS types both within and outside of Australia. It represents a 'check point'; a snapshot at a point in time. As the first in a hoped for series of such snap-shots, it includes a brief history of IS in Australia, bringing us up to the time of this report. The editorial team comprises Guy Gable, architect and leader; Bob Smyth, project manager; Shirley Gregor, sponsor, host and co-theoretician; Roger Clarke, discipline memory; and Gail Ridley, theoretician. In phase two, the editors undertook to examine each component study, with a view to arriving at an Australia-wide perspective.

Participant Observation

Participant Observation

  • Author: James P. Spradley
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478633247
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
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Spradley should be read by anyone who wants to gain a true understanding of the process of participant observation. This text is a follow-up to his ethnographic research handbook, The Ethnographic Interview, and guides readers through the technique of participant observation to research ethnography and culture. Spradley shows how to analyze collected data and to write an ethnography. The appendices include research questions and writing tasks.

Information Systems Foundations

Information Systems Foundations

Theory Building in Information Systems

  • Author: Dennis N. Hart,Shirley Gregor
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 1921862947
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 262
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"This volume contains the papers presented at the Information Systems Foundations Workshop, 30 September – 1 October 2010. This workshop was the fifth in The Australian National University (ANU) series of biennial workshops that was originally inspired by one held in 1999 by Kit Dampney at Macquarie University, and that focuses on the theoretical foundations of the discipline of information systems (IS). The theme of the 2010 workshop was ‘Theory Building in Information Systems’ and it once again allowed researchers and practitioners in the field of information systems to come together to discuss some of the fundamental issues relating to our discipline."--Preface.

Global information technologies

Global information technologies

concepts, methodologies, tools and applications

  • Author: Felix B. Tan
  • Publisher: Information Science Reference
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: N.A
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Information Systems Foundations

Information Systems Foundations

Theory, Representation and Reality

  • Author: Dennis N. Hart,Shirley Diane Gregor
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 1921313145
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 261
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This volume contains the papers presented at the third biennial Information Systems Foundations ('Theory, Representation and Reality¿) Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 27-28 September 2006. The focus of the workshop was, as for the others in the series, the foundations of Information Systems as an academic discipline. The particular emphasis was, as in past workshops, the adequacy and completeness of theoretical underpinnings and the research methods employed. At the same time the practical nature of the applications and phenomena with which the discipline deals were kept firmly in view. Accordingly, the papers in this volume range from the unashamedly theoretical n their focus (Designing for Mutability in Information Systems Artifacts; Towards a Unified Theory of Fit: Task, Technology and Individual) to the much more practically oriented (An Action-Centred Approach to Conceptualising Information Support for Routine Work).

Information Systems Theory

Information Systems Theory

Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society

  • Author: Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Michael R. Wade,Scott L. Schneberger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441997074
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 446
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The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives: To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues. To outline and describe, for each of the various theories and models, independent and dependent constructs, reference discipline/originating area, originating author(s), seminal articles, level of analysis (i.e. firm, individual, industry) and links with other theories. To provide a critical review/meta-analysis of IS/IT management articles that have used a particular theory/model. To discuss how a theory can be used to better understand how information systems can be effectively deployed in today’s digital world. This book contributes to our understanding of a number of theories and models. The theoretical contribution of this book is that it analyzes and synthesizes the relevant literature in order to enhance knowledge of IS theories and models from various perspectives. To cater to the information needs of a diverse spectrum of readers, this book is structured into two volumes, with each volume further broken down into two sections. The first section of Volume 1 presents detailed descriptions of a set of theories centered around the IS lifecycle, including the Success Model, Technology Acceptance Model, User Resistance Theories, and four others. The second section of Volume 1 contains strategic and economic theories, including a Resource-Based View, Theory of Slack Resources, Portfolio Theory, Discrepancy Theory Models, and eleven others. The first section of Volume 2 concerns socio-psychological theories. These include Personal Construct Theory, Psychological Ownership, Transactive Memory, Language-Action Approach, and nine others. The second section of Volume 2 deals with methodological theories, including Critical Realism, Grounded Theory, Narrative Inquiry, Work System Method, and four others. Together, these theories provide a rich tapestry of knowledge around the use of theory in IS research. Since most of these theories are from contributing disciplines, they provide a window into the world of external thought leadership.

Information Systems Reengineering for Modern Business Systems: ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions

Information Systems Reengineering for Modern Business Systems: ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions

ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions

  • Author: Valverde, Raul
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466601566
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 299
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Businesses must constantly adapt to a dynamically changing environment that requires choosing an adaptive and dynamic information architecture that has the flexibility to support both changes in the business environment and changes in technology. In general, information systems reengineering has the objective of extracting the contents, data structures, and flow of data and process contained within existing legacy systems in order to reconstitute them into a new form for subsequent implementation. Information Systems Reengineering for Modern Business Systems: ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions covers different techniques that could be used in industry in order to reengineer business processes and legacy systems into more flexible systems capable of supporting modern trends such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management systems and e-commerce. This reference book also covers other issues related to the reengineering of legacy systems, which include risk management and obsolescence management of requirements.

Workflow-based Process Controlling

Workflow-based Process Controlling

Foundation, Design, and Application of Workflow-driven Process Information Systems

  • Author: Michael Zur Muehlen
  • Publisher: Michael zur Muehlen
  • ISBN: 3832503889
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 282
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Workflow-based Process Controlling Systems provide companies with the ability to measure the operational performance of their business processes in a timely and accurate fashion. The combination of workflow audit trails with data warehouse technology and operational business data allows for complex analyses that can support managers in their assessment of an organization?s performance. The increasing maturity of business process management and data warehouse systems enables the design and development of advanced process-oriented management information systems.Michael zur Muehlen discusses the integration of workflow audit trail data with existing data warehouse structures and develops a reference architecture for process-oriented management information systems. Starting with an organizational and technical analysis of process organizations, this book provides a comprehensive documentation of business process management, workflow technology, and existing standardization efforts The proposed reference architecture is validated in an industry context. A prototypical implementation of the reference architecture and its integration with a commercial business process management system are demonstrated as well.This book is directed at both practitioners and academics in the fields of business process management, management accounting, and information systems research.Michael zur Muehlen is Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, USA, where he directs the SAP/IDS Center of Excellence in Business Process Innovation. Michael is an active contributor to several standardization groups in the workflow domain, and a director of the AIS special interest group on Process Automation and Management.