Rainer and Cegielski's new edition of Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business includes updated coverage, refined cases, more illustrations, and a new "Weekly Updates" resource. Its concise chapters, many cases and examples, and online quizzing provide smooth and straightforward information and provide many hands-on activities. In general, the text is more engaging, compelling and relevant with a broader table of contents, pedagogically innovative structure, integrated activities, Excel and Access projects. The 5th Edition includes a new chapter on ERP, more emphasis placed on business processes and cloud computing, and videos of author lectures for each section of the text.
Introduction to Computers and Information Technology teaches essential computer technology concepts and skills. This text helps student build a concrete understanding of how computers work and how various types of computing devices and accessories are used in school, work, and at home.
The book consists of three principle sections:
Computing Fundamental explores hardware and software basics, input and output devices, storage, and operating systems.
Applications teaches introductory skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database,Â presentation programs, and mutlimedia.
Communications and Networks covers the latest in communications devices including smart phones and personal digital assistants as well as the network technology they run on.
Introduction to Information Science and Technology was written by ASIST member volunteers using a dedicated wiki to present their expertise and perspectives, under the guidance of editors Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw. All contributed material was reviewed, approved, and interlinked by the editors and subject experts. Planned for periodic print publication, the book is designed to serve as an introductory text for students in the field, while the wiki offers ASIST members an opportunity to share their knowledge and continually refresh, enhance, and expand the book s coverage.
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