For the first time in one comprehensive presentation, "Modern Information Systems for Managers" integrates some of the most recent and promising applications and technologies of information systems not found in current texts. Dr. Bidgoli's presentation offers several unique features to prepare future executives for effective utilization of information systems. The text presents coverage of the popular information systems technology within the context of information systems. Using this approach, Bidgoli has investigated all the important issues surrounding design and implementation of information systems including microcomputers, security issues, telecommunications and group support systems.The key features are: carefully examines new and future issues related to successful information systems design; gives the reader an understanding of upcoming technologies; contains a complete discussion of information systems analysis, design, and implementation; presents a comprehensive discussion or organizational, social, and legal impacts of information systems early in the text; each chapter contains learning objectives which leave the reader with a measurable goal; introduces various software products and their application to both micro and mainframe computers; and, each chapter concludes with 20 to 25 review questions. 'Practical Applications' presents numerous information systems applications in functional areas of business including: information systems in manufacturing, marketing, finance, human resource management, and strategic planning; internet and global information systems; decision support and executive information systems; group support systems; geographic information systems; multimedia and virtual reality; and, artificial intelligence and expert systems.
"Modern Information Systems for Managers is an impressive attempt to address and synthesize technical, organizational, legal-ethical, and strategic aspects of the information systems field. It is broad in scope and written for information systems' students, users, and management-level decision-makers...the manual-style organization of the book, its list of key terms and concepts, its numerous pro and con comparison tables, and its index make it a good more-than-reference handbook for the information systems personnel in any organization." --THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, Yonathon Mizrachi, University of Haifa
Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University, Bakersfield. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC lab in the United States. He is the author of 40 textbooks, 26 manuals, and more than three dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications and information systems that have been published and presented throughout the world.Dr. Bidgoli is a two-time winner of Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award for 1985-86 and 1988-89, School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, Bakersfield.
Information Systems Basics: Information Systems: An Overview. Hardware and Software Concepts. Database Concepts. Data Communications Concepts. Organizational, Social, and Legal Issues of Information Systems. Building and Utilizing Effective Information Systems: Tools and Techniques for Building Information Systems. Total Quality Management and Information Systems Reengineering. Building Effective Information Systems in Functional Areas. Information Systems in Action: The Information Superhighway and Global Information Systems. Decision Support and Executive Information Systems. Group Support Systems: Collaborative Computing Has Started. Geographic Information Systems. Multimedia and Virtual Reality Information Systems. Applied Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Development. Index.