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Fundamentals of Information Systems (with SOC Printed Access Card) Paperback – January 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0840062185 ISBN-10: 0840062184 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0840062184
  • ISBN-13: 978-0840062185
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin.

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. He combines his business career that spans 4 decades working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations with his exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's student. Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter & Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has authored over two dozen successful textbooks addressing various aspects of information technology and business.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Disgusted on January 16, 2013
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This was a well-organized textbook that incorporated contemporary topics and issues and illustrated the material with examples from public and private institutions. Review materials at the end of each chapter were highly supportive. However,I found reading the textbook extremely fatiguing on my eyes and cumbersome. The glossy paper reflected light rather than it illuminating the page. Page layouts were attractive and the small font packed a great deal of material but the combination of small, tight lettering and off-black ink contrasted less well against the white page. The color inserts were particularly difficult to read.
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By brian evans on February 16, 2014
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If you want to read a book and learn outdated data base terms and definitions for a business model, this book is for you. It will not teach you how to use anything.
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By Joana James on January 21, 2014
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This book provides some very good information. I purchased the kindle copy and was quite satisfied with the layout, content and navigation. What I was not pleased with, is the constant and obviously biased comments for one particular technology company and their products. Reading this book, I know what brand of laptop, cellphone and tablet the authors probably have and I find that disappointing. A textbook is supposed to inform, not convey biased information.
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Very exclusive to the information of technology. It did not wander backward and forward with the information. It stuck to the chapter acknowledgement and subject matter.
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By c_y_k on July 13, 2013
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The font size is too small for non-traditional students. That's my only complain.There are many examples from real business world in this textbook.
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