Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
- John Gallaugher
- July 2016
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Introduction to Information Systems, Strategic Information Systems, Capstone Information Systems course, Technology Entrepreneurship, Digital Organizations and Digital Leadership.
Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology covers all of the standard topics in management information systems. Gallaugher provides a holistic view of how business and technology interrelate, and how technology can be used to enhance a growth strategy in a corporation. This textbook uses extensive case studies on contemporary firms as a key part of the pedagogy, in order to demonstrate the real-world application of the topics. Gallaugher wrote this textbook to be as engaging as the best Wired and Wall Street Journal articles.
- Expanded and updated mini cases and examples throughout.
- New compelling statistics on the challenges of easy-to-replicate technology with examples such as Facebook vs. Snapchat.
- Added section on Zara detailing its imitation resistant distribution channels, 5-star app, and more.
- Added information on the importance of data.
- Unique approach to information systems by leading with strategic thinking before diving into technical topics.
- Current and engaging case studies that challenge students to apply what they’ve learned.
- Coverage of not only strategy and technology basics, but also of critical concepts including data analytics, security, social media, the sharing economy, disruptive innovation, network effects and more.
- In-depth profiles on widely-known firms such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Rent the Runway, and Zara.
Chapter 11: Facebook: A Billion-plus users, the High-Stakes Move to Mobile, and Big Business from the Social Graph
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