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I did not find any issues with the accuracy of the information in the textbook. This text hallaugher the concepts it addressed in a substantive manner using a non-technical engaging Informatikn 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 course.
Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology by John Gallaugher
The textbook does cover the basics that other MIS textbooks cover: It does in fact try to go beyond what other textbooks provide. Those subjects are interlaced with other subjects throughout the book. The author does make a very good effort to make the subject engaging. Chad added it Jun 07, This is a very US-centric textbook. Book organized into chapters gallaugger 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 informwtion read.
The book does not break subjects up like other Sysstems textbooks. This textbook covers most of the important areas in information systems. This book is a step in the right direction in engaging students and helping them realize how exciting IT can be.
The consistent format of the chapters added significant value. Peer Production, Social Media, and Web 2. Overall the chapter order and organization is logical and structured well.
I really like the modularity of this textbook. Why was Netflix able to repel Blockbuster and WalMart? The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive. A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology can change this. In fact an instructor could choose to assign just certain sections or specific articles in the textbook. Instead of just stating the facts as most other textbooks do the author provides more of the flavor of how things really are in IT.
There is not an ethics chapter or a networking chapter or a systems development chapter. This text tries to include the up to the minute info. If you use the versions available at lardbucket http: The chapter structure and order are logical and reflective of the discipline. There is no index or glossary. Yunmu added it Jan 31, Comments I would strongly recommend this textbook if you have a non-technical audience.
Text is well written and easy to read. However, the text is verbose. I would say that a major revision of the textbook will be necessary within five years.
But the materials could be updated as the book is almost three gallaughee old. This one is not which makes is very easy to read.
However, it be prudent to update the business cases along with the content to retain infromation. Return to Book Page. Ivan marked it as to-read Sep 11, Radically Changing Business Landscapes 1. The textbook is written in a very reader friendly style.
Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
Also take a look at the Table of Contents. Want to Read saving…. The text was easy to read and clear. Trivia About Information Syste This is because of how fast the information system field changes.
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This edition is only a year old, which is great. I think I would restructure the chapters every time I would use this textbook, either for an introductory information systems or an -e-commerce course. However, it was verbose, which added to the length of the text.