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Lola marked it as to-read May 05, The text is intentionally presented in a very reader-friendly style that keeps the content from being bogged down with IT jargon, but still explains the IT concepts informatuon well. The fact that the cases may be removed or updated relatively simply, because of the format, is an advantage.

Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology

The terminology was consistent and relevant to the subject matter. Instead of just stating the facts as most other textbooks do the author provides more of the informatiin of how things really are in IT. Book organized into chapters with short usually 4 to 6 page sub chapters that make it very easy to move around, or remove small sections if desired with out making the text difficult to read.

The text is consistent in terms of its use of the terminology across the chapters. As a matter of fact, the ease by which I could move sections and subsections around was the main reason for my use of this textbook in an e-commerce class despite the fact that the book is written for an introductory information systems syetems.


I plan to adapt and adopt this book for my course, and will add some sections from other open syystems to make a full content solution. This is easily understood if we consider the fact that most of the information systems being discussed in textbook have originated in the US. This is because of how fast the information system field changes.

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In fact an instructor could choose to assign just certain sections or specific articles in the textbook. The chapters were formatted in a consistent manner. The text was not culturally insensitive or offensive. However, it was verbose, which added to the length of the text. International issues in implementing I. Comments I would strongly recommend this textbook if you have a non-technical audience. For many textbooks you need to add current articles as additional reading to stay up to the minute in discussing IT.

There is a very thorough table of contents see Interface sectionthe chapters are nicely sub-divided and have a clear visual structure. The overall structure and organization of the text is excellent.


I reviewed this book on saylordotorg. Content is accurate and up-to-date.

It does in fact try to go beyond what other textbooks provide. Students can have difficulty with a textbook that is dryly written.

So can the chapter on databases chapter Yasmeen Khan rated it it was ok Dec 13, Why was Netflix able to repel Blockbuster and WalMart? I did not find any issues with the accuracy of the information in the textbook. Again, it is very relevant now but may not have great longevity. The author does a good job of addressing specifics if IS, that can change very quickly, in a broad way by focusing on informatoon overall management and organizational issues and then gallaugehr those issues with examples from current events and organizations.

Ivan marked it as to-read Sep 11, However, the text is verbose.

Peer Production, Social Media, and Web 2. I would strongly recommend this textbook if you have a non-technical audience. It is nice to see that the author has updated the book every couple of years.