Information Systems Today: Why IS Matters (2nd Edition)

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Information Systems Today: Why IS Matters: Internationa Edition, 2/e Information Systems Today, 2e, speaks directly to WHY IS MATTERS today by focusing just on what every business student needs to know about information systems. Business Statistics: A Decision- Making Approach and Student CD Update Package: International Edition, 6/e This comprehensive, 17 chapter hardcover text builds student confidence by incorporating a step-by-step system for examples, exercises, and special review sections. This step-by-step framework allows students to learn by example, practice with extensive exercises that step-up in level of difficulty, and solidify their understanding of the concepts with special review sections as they prepare for their exams. It presents descriptive and inferential statistics with a rich assortment of business examples and real data with an emphasis on decision-making. There is emphasis on using statistical software as a tool, (featuring Excel and Minitab) with many examples presented in a software environment.

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Contemporary and well written, this book serves as a good desk reference for business professionals who need to know about information systems. Chapter topics include database management, telecommunications, electronic commerce, information system ethics, security, and more. For systems analysts or general business professionals who need to know about information systems.

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Leonard M. Jessup is the Dean of the College of Business and Economics, and the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of MIS, at Washington State University. Professor Jessup received his B.A. in Information and Communication Studies in 1983 and his M.B.A. in 1985 from California State University, Chico, where he was voted Outstanding MBA Student. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona in 1989. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems and Alpha Iota Delta, associate editor for the Management Information Systems Quarterly, a member of the Editorial Board for Small Group Research, was program cochair for the Association for Information Systems Americas Conference, and is conference cochair for the International Conference on Information Systems, to be hosted by WSU and held in Seattle in December of 2003.

In addition, he has held administrative, and/or reviewer responsibilities for a number of other research journals, research conferences, and book publishers. He teaches in various areas of Management and Management Information Systems and has published, presented, and consulted on electronic commerce, computer-supported collaborative work, technology-supported teaching and learning, and on related topics. With Joseph S. Valacich, he coedited the book Group Support Systems: New Perspectives for Macmillan Publishing Company. With his wife, Joy L. Egbert, he won Zenith Data Systems' annual Masters of Innovation award. Joseph S. Valacich,

Joseph S. Valacich, the Marian E. Smith Presidential Endowed Chair and the George and Carolyn Hubman Distinguished Professor in MIS, joined the faculty at Washington State University in 1996. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1989, and his M.B.A. and B.S. from the University of Montana. His teaching interests include Systems Analysis and Design, Collaborative Computing, and Management Information Systems. Professor Valacich served on the national task forces to design "IS '97: The Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems' and "MSIS 2000, the Master of Science in Information Systems" curriculum. He served on the executive committee, funded by the National Science Foundation, working to define IS program accreditation standards and is on the board of directors for the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB), representing the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is the general conference cochair for the 2003 International Conference on Information Systems that will be held in Seattle.

He has conducted numerous corporate training and executive development programs for organizations, including: AT&T, Dow Chemical, EDS, Exxon, FedEx, General Motors, and Xerox. His research interests include Technology Mediated Collaboration and Distance Education. His past research has appeared in publications such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Communications of the ACM, Decision Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management Information Systems. He is a coauthor of the best-selling Modern Systems Analysis and Design (3rd edition); and Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design (2nd edition); both published by Prentice Hall.

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