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Fact = confirmed/validated information/data. ▸. Management information systems (MIS). - Solve business problems with people, technology. This textbook provides an overview of business information systems and provides definitions for the different systems used in companies. personal career and organizations that reach their goals. – Identify the basic types of business information systems and discuss who uses them, how they are.
Each chapter begins with an introduction to outline the chapter and then the theory is introduced and then exercises are provided to allow the student to apply the theory Modularity rating: 5 The chapters in the text book do have modularity, so individual chapters can be adopted along with another text book.
The chapters are sufficiently independent of each other so that they can be taught in any order and in any combination. The actual app project can also be used to supplement an existing course or different MIS textbook.
It is a good sequence of chapters and topics that is presented in a logical fashion. Each chapter has "learning objectives", "Key takeaways" and "questions and exercises".
Interface rating: 4 It will be good to have a table of contents that is navigable I refer to the PDF file - which is lacking this. Otherwise the book is fairly easy to navigate and read. Grammatical Errors No problems with grammar in the book. Cultural Relevance rating: 5 There is no cultural bias or problems in this text book. There is nothing that would offend students of different backgrounds. There is an issue, though, in consistency of approach.
Much of the content is written for the non-MIS major. For example, there's no need to go into database normalization for MIS majors; they'll take a full course on database management and will study it there. I would prefer to see the author take a position, one way or the other, on who his audience consists of and then write for that audience. It is divided into modular chapters, with each chapter divided into major and minor sections.
The section structure is difficult to follow, though: The order is traditional for MIS books: Most MIS instructors are used to this organization and will feel comfortable with this book in that regard. There are no navigation issues, as the text doesn't really have navigation other than the standard PDF sidebar with chapter headings.
However, the reader interface is flawed by random jumps in type size sometimes within a paragraph; e. This is distracting. The book needs a thorough, careful going-over by an expert in Microsoft Word or whatever other package this book was created in. No problems here. Either the author knows how to write coherent English or he had a good copy editor.
I can't tell which, but the end result is fine in this regard. It has few if any examples that involve people, so opportunities for cultural insensitivity aren't there.
The thorough attention it pays to ethical considerations is in its favor as regards cultural relevance. It's a short book, almost "Information Systems in a Nutshell. Part of the reason is that it doesn't spend much if any time on topics the author doesn't care much if anything about. If your choice of topics matches those of this book, take a careful look at it. If you're teaching a quarter or two-credit course, take a look at it also: If neither or those is you, it may not be a good choice.
This text does an excellent job of covering the broad range of topics essential to a beginning class in Information Systems. Ranging from concrete topics like Hardware, Software, Data, and Networking to softer topics like Business Processes, People in a typical organization, Globalization, and the Digital Divide. The is well book organized using plenty of relevant pictures, charts, and tables to help make its points clear.
As far as I could tell, this book ui accurate, error-free, and reasonably unbiased as of this review, late All written books age with time but this text seems relevant and up-to-date. I do not believe the content is presented in a way that will make it obsolete within a short period of time.
The text is written, illustrated, and uses examples that should make it easy to update as technology changes in our world as it always has. The only exception to this may be the links embedded in many places in the text. While all links that were clicked by this reviewer worked correctly at this time, it seems likely that some of these links will eventually become broken links. Having said this, I would rather have modern textbook with links than without.
The text is written in clear, easy-to-understand terms that should be accessible to most all readers. Because this is a book about technology it is required to include relevant jargon and technical terminology but the text does a good job describing and explaining the jargon and terms as needed to remain understandable by the average reader.
Even though the textbook is lengthy and covers a broad range of topics, it remains internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework throughout. The text was clearly written with modularity in mind. There are consistent divisions within each chapter including learning objectives, introductions, well formatted section headings, active links to websites, sidebars, well captioned charts and graphs, summaries, study questions, and exercises.
It should be straightforward for most instructors to pick and choose which portions to highlight or use for class lessons or homework assignments. The book flows seamlessly through relevant subunits without being distracting to the reader. Even though the subject matter is broad and extensive, this text does an excellent job organizing the subtopics and subunits into an organized flow that does not overwhelm the reader or lose them in a complicated structure.
The text presents the many topics involved in an overview of Information Systems in a clear and logical way. While the book does an excellent job of including relevant charts, graphs, table, and illustrations, some of the formatting of these visual aids seems inconsistent chapter to chapter.
For example, chart titles and axis labels are not always the same font and size from chart to chart or chapter to chapter. Although this was not overly distracting, it might be an issue for some people to read some of the smaller text included in some of the charts and illustrations. To this reviewer, this textbook was not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way.
This textbook seemed to use a wide variety of examples that were not exclusive or ethnocentric. This is an excellent textbook for the beginning Information Systems student. With the quality of open textbooks being this high, it is unclear why instructors and students would continue to pay for other texts. This textbook covers all areas of basic information technology including a very comprehensive history of technology and its evolution.
In some cases it goes beyond standard information such as an explanation of the different types of writing In some cases it goes beyond standard information such as an explanation of the different types of writing source code.
I have not found this in other textbooks that I have used. Technology is a fast moving subject and this book references and so it some ways it is already out of date..
The business section is based on ideas based in the s even though they are true today. The advantage plays an even bigger role today as business are much more competitive than in the s competing for every dollar and advantage. The format of the book is set up so chapters can be updated without changing the structure.
The textbook was very well written and easily understandable. I found when I worked in the business world that often times the language used by books and technicians was too esoteric and not easily understood.
This textbook did not leave me with that feeling. As an introduction to technology, this textbook provides usable and understandable information to the students in a readable and comprehensive manner. The graphics were very helpful and easy to understand. The definitions of the different players in the technology world would be key in knowing the appropriate person to contact in a business.
The textbook flowed well and the technology was update to date and consistent. The links were well placed and helpful. Author did not interchange words for the same function or idea, therefore making it easy to go from one chapter to the next. This textbook could be reorganized into smaller sections and moved around but think that the organization and subject matter are in the most effective order.
Chapter 8 and Chapter 11 could be placed in same section. The textbook was well organized and easy to follow. The only thing I might have changed was to move the security section closer to the definitions of the different kinds of technology.
Security around using wireless internet. The information contained in this textbook did not have any interface problems. I thought that the information melded well together. I teach technology in the law office to paralegals and found information in this book that I can use to expand my teaching in connection with the the book I am currently using.
The explanations for some functions or ideas were written in more understandable language. One of these is the cloud. This book is great for a beginning class for Computer Information Systems. Each chapter hits the highlights of that area, explains it in very concrete understandable manner.
It is organized in a way that allows me to set up my class in a similar It is organized in a way that allows me to set up my class in a similar information flow. The book is comprehensive in topic areas of Computer Information Systems. Each topic area is introduced and gives a base of knowledge about the topic.
The students and I appreciate that it is very succinct and to-the-point. Even though the book is already two and a half years old, I think that it will stand the test of time because of its ability to handle the basics. For example: The book is written with good clarity. It defines and calls out any of the words that may be new to the reader. That is one reason it is good for beginning and non-CIS students.
I have taught a class both by following the book through from front to back and by cherry-picking the chapters as they fit into my original class organization.
The students were able to understand the information in the chapters in both instances. I appreciated the organization and flow of the book so much, that I reorganized my class to more closely follow the book and add the salient issues of current events with newspapers, articles, blogs, etc.
The PDF interface works fine. I was able to break up the chapters and upload them to the LMS so the students could have them right in their course modules. I asked the students how they liked the book. Some of their comments: The textbook was executed with current knowledge and well versed. Since this is a introductory textbook the novice will gain many facets and learn about many topics. I was impressed with the learning objectives and the exercises.
The in depth The in depth experience the text explores is relevant and helpful. The amount of material that is reviewed is awesome and useful. The index and other main components a textbook covers was accurate and meaningful. The text covers cutting edge technologies and legacy systems to educate the reader on the broad scope technology covers. I found that the textbook supports the latest information and is accurate, error-free and unbiased. Introduction to information systems for business and beyond is a wonderful title and provides exactly the reader expects.
The images are current and the words are engaging and professional language is addressed. The diagrams and supplemental resources i.
All materials in the textbook are relevant and well edited to boot.
The content is uses Wikipedia and other modern sources, which is right on target. The cited resources are current and presented well. The history of the technology is portrayed in an easy to digest format and the reader can test the accuracy on the web.
Looking forward to changes in this text one would be able to update minimal sections. So in my opinion the author did a wonderful job on this open textbook. Most introductory courses may not change rapidly and this textbook has relevance and promotes the understanding of all concepts discussed.
Emergent strategies are discussed in this book and can be easily updated for the next iteration of the book. Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. I concur that the book will be a useful in the future and I will try and use in my course.
The textbook is clear and concise and quite educational and the data displays well. During my reading of the textbook I learned new information and I was impressed with the authors knowledge.
The clarity the author presents on the history and the current structures is well versed and I enjoyed it. The exercises have useful links and are useful. The textbook is a fun read and captures the interest of the reader quickly.
The consistency and ideas presented in the textbook are clear and well written. I would venture to state that each chapter has themes that are presented with knowledge and framework. Each chapter builds and builds taking the reader to new heights and comprehension. The textbook covers 13 chapters and is broken into segments that describe the chapter.
The summaries are well written and the study questions are on target. There are exercises that compliment each chapter and they are stellar and are thought provoking. Instructors can choose chapters and are able to use this as supplemental materials as well. The text is not overly self-referential in fact it is relevant and powerful. The chapters are consistent in length and laid out well.
The flow of the textbook is appropriate for an introductory textbook. The author presents the material in an organized fashion and the flow is very easily understood. I am looking forward to using this for my class. The structure can be modified and used as need be by each instructor. Each chapter contains learning objectives that are helpful and have been well planned out. Homework is easily contained in the exercises and they are good!
The flow of the textbook is manageable and you can reference other parts to build on other key concepts throughout the entire textbook. The textbook is current and devoid of navigation issues.
Most images were clear and high quality, even on smaller e-reading devices like an iPhone. The text was a readable font, and it is clear the author had others involved and possibly did a usability study to enhance the text and links.
I particularly enjoyed how easy the textbook was to navigate. The examples and exercises are well aware of cultural bias. The text is well done and is not offensive in any way shape or form. I was impressed overall with this textbook. I would recommend anyone with basic knowledge of tech to have a look. Well done and FREE Welcome to Information Systems for Business and Beyond. In this book, you will be introduced to the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.
This book is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. While sometimes the descriptions can get a little bit technical, every effort has been made to convey the information essential to understanding a topic while not getting bogged down in detailed terminology or esoteric discussions.
Learning objectives can be found at the beginning of each chapter. Of course, all chapters are recommended for use in an introductory information systems course.
However, for courses on a shorter calendar or courses using additional textbooks, a review of the learning objectives will help determine which chapters can be omitted. At the end of each chapter, there is a set of study questions and exercises except for chapter 1, which only offers study questions.
The study questions can be assigned to help focus students' reading on the learning objectives. The exercises are meant to be a more in-depth, experiential way for students to learn chapter topics. It is recommended that you review any exercise before assigning it, adding any detail needed such as length, due date to complete the assignment. David T. Bourgeois worked as an information technology professional for 15 years for companies such as Southern California Edison and Texas Instruments before coming to Biola in to lead the information systems program.
He received his master's degree in management science from Cal State Fullerton in and his doctorate degree in information systems and technology from Claremont Graduate University in Bourgeois currently serves as the undergraduate department chair and as the director of innovation with a focus on ensuring that all undergraduates are fully skilled in the digital technologies they need in their business careers.