Strategic Management of Information Systems

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* Concepts are presented in clear, non-technical jargon.
* Presents proven strategies for integrating IT with business strategies to create competitive advantages for organizations.
* Current readings and Web links bring basic issues up to date with examples of how successful managers implement IT.

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A framework for success!

Whether you’re building a house or understanding information systems, you must build a solid foundation to be successful. That’s why Pearlson and Saunders’ Second Edition of MANAGING AND USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS offers a foundation of essential concepts, so students can understand current IT issues and become active participants in information systems decisions.

This brief, but complete, paperback builds a basic framework for the relationships among business strategy, information systems, and organizational strategies. You’ll learn how IT relate to organizational design and business strategy, how to recognize opportunities in the work environment, and how to apply current technologies in innovative ways.

Highlights of the Second Edition

  • Expanded coverage of current managerial issues such as CRM, supply chain management, strategic alliances, economics of information vs. economics of things, virtual teams, ERP, peer-to-peer networking, wireless computing, disaster recovery, and digital security
  • Introduction of time-scope-quality triangle in chapter on project management
  • New chapter in funding IT, including funding methods, ROI, dashboards and scorecards, and option pricing
  • A completely rewritten chapter on doing business on the Internet
  • More examples and end-of-chapter minicases
Cases are available with Business Extra Select

Flexible coursepacks of cases and readings for each chapter are available via Wiley’s Business Extra Select program (powered by XanEdu). Go to www.wiley.com/college/bxsfor more details.

About the Author:

Dr. Keri E. Pearlson directs the Senior IT Leadership Development Program for the Concours Group, a private, global think tank for CIOs and other senior executives. She is also president of KP partners, a consultancy specializing in executive education and management coaching in the area of strategic use of information systems and organizational design.

Dr. Pearlson has held various positions in academia and industry. She was a member of the information systems faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of  Texas at Austin, where she taught management Information systems courses to MBAs and executives. She was a research director at the research Board, held positions at the Harvard Business School, CSC-Index's Prism Group, AT&T, and Hughes Aircraft Company.

She is co-author of Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value-Every time, All the Time (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). Her work has been published in Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Information resources Management Journal, and Beyond Computing. Many of her case studies have been published by Harvard Business School Publishing and are used all over the world. Dr. Pearlson holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Management Information Systems from the Harvard Business School and both a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics from Stanford University.

Dr. Carol S. Saunders is Professor of MIS at the University of Central Florida in Orland, Florida. She served a s General Conference Chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 1999 and Telecommuting in 1996. She was the chair of the ICIS Executive Committee in 2000. Currently she is editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly and a Fellow of the Association in Information Systems ( AIS). Her current research interests include electronic commerce, the impact of information Systems on power and communication, virtual teams, time, and interorganizational linkages. Her research is published in a number of journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, Communications of the ACM, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Communications Research, and Organization Science.

Dr. Saunders holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management from the University of Houston.Her MBA is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and German is from Florida State University. In addition to her academic positions, Dr. Saunders has worked for IBM and EXXON Company, U.S.A.

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