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It does in fact try to go beyond what other textbooks provide.

Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology

I plan to adapt and adopt this book for my course, and will add some sections from other open textbooks to make systfms full content solution. Written in an accessible style using a mix of concept chapters and integrative case-style chaptersthe text has been praised by students and faculty alike. Rather than lead with technical topics, the book starts with strategic thinking, focusing on big-picture issues that have confounded experts but will engage students. Overall these examples are recent and relevant.

Text is well written and easy to read. Books by John Gallaugher. This textbook covers most of the important areas in information systems. The text was galluagher to read and clear.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There is a very thorough table of contents see Interface sectionthe chapters are informafion sub-divided galllaugher have a clear visual structure. The business cases may remain relevant for a period of time. Lola marked it as to-read May 05, International issues in implementing I.

However, the flow of the systeme is impeded by interspersing technical content chapters with chapters focused on business cases. My preference is for text that include a comprehensive glossary and index.


Radically Changing Business Landscapes 1. The text is clear and consistent, well edited, and written in a single voice. Comments I found the textbook to be quite good. The book is very consistent. The textbook does cover the basics that other MIS textbooks cover: This book is a step in the gallaughre direction in engaging students and helping them realize how exciting IT can be. There is no index or glossary. This text tries to include the up to the minute info.

Peer Production, Social Media, and Web 2. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists with This Book. This exciting textbook introduces students to the world where tech and business meet. So can the chapter on databases chapter Gallaugher gallaugner his students spend several weeks each year visiting with, and attending master-class sessions hosted by, technology executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Boston, New York, and Ghana.

Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology by John Gallaugher

Many of the companies gallaughrr in the examples are US based, but not exclusively. Xinning Zheng rated it liked it Sep 08, I reviewed this book on saylordotorg. Published August by Flatworld Knowledge first published December 15th Many introductory information systems textbooks are full of technical jargon and acronyms.

Since the subject of this book is recent information technology and the business world, it is a given that some references will have to be updated and changed, the subject area is just changing very quickly. Also a great introductory text for e-commerce if you exclude some of the chapters. It is nice to see that the author has updated the book every couple of years.


The textbook is written in inflrmation very reader friendly style. This text covered the concepts it addressed in a substantive manner using a non-technical engaging writing style and exemplary structure. An index at the end could be beneficial. However, it be prudent to update the business cases along with the content to retain relevancy.

And while chapters introduce concepts, cases on approachable, exciting firms across industries further challenge students to apply what they’ve learned, asking questions like: However, it was verbose, which added to the length of the text.

And how can managers compete when these dynamics are present?

This is a very US-centric textbook. Content in the text is timely and accurate, error-free and unbiased. The text is not culturally offensive in any way.

Trivia About Information Syste However, the nature of the content gallaugyer that updates will be systematically required in order to maintain content relevance and accuracy.

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The logical, consistent divisions of the chapters facilitated navigation. For faculty using the prior version, see info on Updates in Version 7. Park added it Mar 08, But, I realize that chapters may be assigned in other than the sequence in the text. The text is not culturally insensitive inforjation offensive. The relevance is both a strength and a weakness for this textbook. Ivan marked it as to-read Sep 11,