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Business Driven Technology by Baltzan,Paige. [2012,5th Edition.] Hardcover Hardcover – 2012


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: McGrawHiI (2012)
  • ASIN: B008YSPA1Y
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,135,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Only gave it 2 stars because the chapters are short.
Steve (Todesjaeger00)
This book does a great job of laying out the information so it is not easy to understand, but easy to tie in how it works with other departments.
Danica Babb
All in all, a sloppy attempt at explaining UML and a book I likely will sell once I am done with the class.
Caldreaming

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve (Todesjaeger00) on February 23, 2014
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Horribly written book... could have been written better by a 1st year college student. Author's thoughts seem to wander at times, throwing in a bunch of non-related items that are just included to fill the short chapters, making it hard to read at times. Not very good at presenting concepts. Only gave it 2 stars because the chapters are short.
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I had to buy this book for a graduate class and after paying the premium for this book I am severely disappointed.

The general information is good with introduction to concepts I am already too familiar with. It presents ideas in a simple to understand format like you would expect to see in a freshman year introduction to IT for business textbook.

There is an opening case study for the first unit which cover Chapter one through five and this leads to a case study question on every chapter on how the concepts learned applies to Apple.

The problem with this concept is that while Apple has enjoyed a competitive advantage for a while (and at the time this book was written) competitive advantages are not permanent and at he present time the book relates too much to apple computers' business model whereas in reality that is not the best business model for learning business IT.

The book does not go into much deatils, it is a high level oveview of IT for business and should be treated as such with every chapter containg less than 10 pages of actual learning information. Defitnitely not for a graduate class.
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The price I got this book for was 1/4 of the price from everywhere else here on Amazon which thrills me. Shipping was excellent and the item arrived very quickly in perfect condition as advertised. But if you do not need this book for college then there has to be a bazillion better books on UML (Unified Markup Language). The book is really out there with lots of contradictory information and so esoteric that I am really dreading the mid-terms and the finals. Nothing is explained clearly and instead leaves you confused and dazed about UML and the procedures used. There are many accurate and valuable points in the book but the way they are presented is illogical and the practice quiz questions from the author often have answers that differ from what the book teaches. All in all, a sloppy attempt at explaining UML and a book I likely will sell once I am done with the class. I am looking for better reference books to support UML. Many college professors choose textbooks like these because the indexes are poor and it makes testing and preparing for exams very difficult. They have grading percentages to maintain, you know.
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It helped me a lot in achieving my academic goals. it's a perfect academic support for College Students. However, it is not affordably priced, and it doesn't come with CD bonus to supplement and sharpen the knowledge.

Nevertheless, the content is rich in information and illustrations, including case studies to enhance the students' understanding for the material.

Overall, I rated this text book 4 out of 5.
Suggestion; Try to reconsider the textbooks prices and make them affordable for students. They are in need of help, especially in terms of academic supplies. thank you for your consideration. Much success for all students.
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By Danica Babb on October 12, 2013
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I decided to take an elective class to better understand the Business Technology field. This book does a great job of laying out the information so it is not easy to understand, but easy to tie in how it works with other departments.

Received in condition shipper claimed and before it was due to arrive!
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By skav2 on February 20, 2014
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The book states the basic information about information technology. However for those going into the field they may need to know it.
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