Business Information Systems, 4th edition
Technology, Development & Management for the E-Business

By ,Paul Bocij
Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
January 2009
736 Pages
$122.50 paper original


A comprehensive introduction to the technology, development and management of business information systems. The book assumes no prior knowledge of IS or IT, so that new concepts and terms are defined as clearly as possible, with explanations in the text, and definitions at the margin. In this fast-moving area, the book covers both the crucial underpinnings of the subject as well as the most recent business and technology applications. It is written for students on any IS, BIS or MIS course from undergraduate to postgraduate and MBA level within a Business or Computer Science Department.


Preface Guided tour Plan of the book About the authors Acknowledgements PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1. Basic concepts - understanding information 2. Basic concepts - an introduction to information systems 3. Hardware 4. Software 5. Networks, telecommunications and the Internet 6. Enterprise and functional BIS PART TWO: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT 7. An introduction to acquiring and developing BIS 8. Initiating systems development 9. BIS project management 10. Systems analysis 11. Systems design 12. System build, implementation and maintenance: change management PART THREE: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 13. Information systems strategy 14. Information systems management 15. Managing information security 16. End-user computing - providing end-user services 17. Ethical, legal and moral constraints on information systems Glossary Index


Among the most valuable features and aids to learning in the book are:


Paul Bocij is an international IS consultant and is author of over 20 books. Andrew Greasley is Lecturer at the Business School, Aston University. Simon Hickie is Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the University of Derby

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