Business Information
Systems, 5th Edition

Analysis, Design & Practice

By Graham Curtis & David Cobham
Financial Times / Pearson Education
February 2005
ISBN: 0273687921
686 Pages, Illustrated, 7 " x 9 "
$97.50 Paper Original


Helps students to gain a comprehensive understanding of how information systems can aid the realization of business objectives. The book covers BIS from a business, technical and systems development perspective. With balanced and clear coverage of the more technical systems aspects of BIS and the softer, more managerial topics together with an analytical approach, this well-established text provides a solid coverage of the topic from systems, design analysis and planning to data mining, business intelligence and knowledge management.

Companion website includes multiple choice questions, hints to help you answer the questions in the book, weblinks, an online glossary and additional case studies. This is suitable to students taking a BIS degree or a BIS module on a business or computing degree.

Features
" Coverage of traditional systems as well as the thorough integration of today's hot IS topics
" Balanced coverage of manufacturing, service-sector, public sector, VNPOs and SMEs
" A running case study develops the themes of the book
" Short and long cases throughout help to illustrate theory with examples
" Strong European perspective, and international case studies from UK, Scandinavia, Asia and the US

Contents
1. Information Systems
2. Strategy and Information Systems
3. Business Information Technology
4. Distributed Systems, Networks and the Organization
5. Business, the World Wide Web, and the Internet
6. Electronic Commerce and Business
7. Decision Support and End-user Computing
8. File Organization and Databases for Business Information Systems
9. Control in Information Systems
10. Information Systems Development: An Overview
11. The Systems Project: Early Stages
12. Process Analysis and Modelling
13. Data Analysis and Modelling
14. Systems Design
15. Detailed Design, Implementation and Review
16. Systems Development: Further Tools, Techniques and Alternative Approaches
17. Expert Systems and Knowledge Bases


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