Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
- John Gallaugher
- August 2017
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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 Organization/Digital Leadership, Management Information, and Information Technology.
This award-winning textbook offers a proven approach that has garnered student praise and increased information systems enrollment. Inspired by out-of-date IS textbooks, Gallaugher wanted to create a book that was not only as engaging as the best Wired and Wall Street Journal articles, but also conveyed durable knowledge using contemporary firms that all students can relate to. This textbook that will get students excited about the role of tech in business with its relevant coverage of today’s cutting-edge firms.
- 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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