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Information Systems for Business and Beyond

A look at the technology, people, and processes of information systems.

David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D. and Bourgeois

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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.

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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.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • Part 1: What is an information system? This section covers the technical components, such as hardware, software, networks, and security.
  • Part 2: Information systems for strategic advantage. This section of the book relates how information systems are used in organizations and how they can be deployed to improve business.
  • Part 3: Information systems beyond the organization. Here you will find details on how information systems have affected our society on a larger scale. Topics covered include globalization, intellectual privacy, and future trends.

Authors

David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D. and Bourgeois

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Information Systems for Business and Beyond by CC BY: David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Title
Information Systems for Business and Beyond
Authors
David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D. and Bourgeois
License

Creative Commons License
Information Systems for Business and Beyond by CC BY: David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Information Systems for Business and Beyond © 2014 David T. Bourgeois, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license made possible by funding from The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge in order to be incorporated into Saylor.org’s collection of open courses available at http://www.saylor.org. Full license terms may be viewed at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

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Published through the Open Textbook Challenge by the Saylor Academy
Publication Date
February 28, 2014