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AUTHORS: Stair/Reynolds - ©2012
Gain a solid understanding of the core fundamentals of information systems with this concise overview from leading authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds. Fundamentals of Information Systems, 6e explores the core principles of IS you need to become a better worker, manager, decision maker, or organizational leader in business today. You'll find a useful overview of the IS discipline that demonstrates the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. More than 50 new references in each chapter highlight the latest IS topics and examples, while new opening vignettes and updated cases and special interest boxes demonstrate the emphasis today's organizations place on innovation and speed. New discussion about multimedia in today's business, application development for the iPhone, iPad, and similar devices, of cloud computing and forecasting, as well as new examples of supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) better equip you for business success. New materials and examples on environmental design and green computing prepare students for today's workforce. This edition presents some of the most recent research on virtual communities and work structures, including how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, assist virtual teams and how many companies today are using virtual organizational structures to manage mobile workers.