Appropriate for both undergraduate and MBA students, this textbook examines the role of information systems in business and management. The authors describe the organizational and technical foundations of information systems, decision support systems, and the process of redesigning an organization. The fifth edition is reorganized to focus on the use of the internet to digitally enable business processes. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This new book gives readers a unique approach to the study of security issues, useful for either those already in the field or before they actually find themselves employed in a specific security-related job. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style, this book gives readers the opportunity to look at security from various perspectives; it grounds them firmly in the history and fundamentals of the field, as well as prepares them for today's most difficult security challenges. Topics comprehensively covered in this book include: the use of technology in physical security; understanding security in the context of setting; security scenarios; public and private police relations; legal liability; internal resource identification; external community connections; and more. Homeland security means security issues are not just for security practitioners anymore. Everyone should be actively educating themselves about security-related subjects, and become familiar with security needs in various target environments. As such, this book is not only for those in the security field, but for others such as school principals, hospital workers, office managers and business executives, and owners and managers of all types of businesses.
In response to market feedback, ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING RESEARCH, 3e, was developed directly from the ninth edition of Barry J. Babin and William Zikmund's best-selling Exploring Marketing Research text. ESSENTIAL'S OF MARKETING RESEARCH focuses on students as managers, not practitioners, of marketing research. It addresses the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of marketing research data relevant to a firm's current and future needs, but it is designed specifically for instructors who prefer a more concise introduction to marketing research topics. In response to market feedback, ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING RESEARCH, 3e, was developed directly from the ninth edition of Barry J. Babin and William Zikmund's best-selling Exploring Marketing Research text. ESSENTIAL'S OF MARKETING RESEARCH focuses on students as managers, not practitioners, of marketing research. It addresses the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of marketing research data relevant to a firm's current and future needs, but it is designed specifically for instructors who prefer a more concise introduction to marketing research topics.
Written by nationally known clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook provides foundational information, whether you're a nurse who is to progressive care, or are a student preparing for the certification exam in progressive care nursing. You'll find a concise presentation of essential information for the safe and competent care of adult progressive care patients and their families.
This handbook provides a concise introduction to the principle topics of music technology. A five-part organization covers acoustics and music, computers, MIDI, digital audio, and other tools of the trade. --From publisher's description.
A guide to mastering one of the most strategically critical aspects of any telecommunications, ISP, or ASP business Operational Support Systems (OSS) refers to the technical infrastructure that enables telecommunications companies, ISPs, ASPs, and CLECs to provide services directly to customers. In this important book, author Kornel Terplan draws upon his 25 years of experience as a top global telecommunications consultant to provide telecom operations managers and developers with the expert information and guidance they need to make strategic decisions about OSS in their companies. He reviews protocols and technology for service support, explores best practices for service development and provisioning, and provides expert guidance on tools and human resources for the technical service provider. Throughout, Terplan's approach to teaching OSS principles and practices is to present a real business problem and then walk you through the best solution.
Written in a non-technical manner, Game Development Essentials: Game Industry Career Guide is a valuable asset for anyone looking for a job, not only in the game industry but also in any field requiring technical expertise and creative talent. Not only does it discuss what skills game companies need, it also gives extensive advice and insights on writing a solid r?sum?, building a portfolio that will attract game companies, and preparing for telephone and personal interviews.
An introductory textbook for management undergraduates. Topics cover creating a research design, data acquisition, and data analysis. The CD-ROM contains Internet links, case and data sets, and a PowerPoint presentation that includes testing questions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Discover how technology can improve patient care -- and enhance every aspect of a nurse’s job performance, education, and career A Doody's Core Title for 2017! Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive up-to-date text helps you understand how informatics can enhance every aspect of the nursing profession. This edition of Essentials of Nursing Informatics is highlighted by an outstanding team of international contributors and content that reflects the very latest concepts, technologies, policies, and required skills. Numerous case studies take the book beyond theory and add real-world relevance to the material. Essentials of Nursing Informatics is logically divided into ten sections edited by leading nurse informaticists: Nursing Informatics Technologies (Jacqueline Ann Moss) System Life Cycle (Virginia K. Saba) Informatics Theory Standards/Foundations of Nursing Informatics (Virginia K. Saba) Nursing Informatics Leadership (Kathleen Smith) Advanced Nursing Informatics in Practice (Gail E. Latimer) Nursing Informatics/Complex Applications (Kathleen A. McCormick) Educational Applications (Diane J. Skiba) Research Applications (Virginia K. Saba) Big Data Initiatives (Kathleen A. McCormick) International Perspectives (Susan K. Newbold) Essentials of Nursing Informatics is the best single resource for learning how technology can make the nursing experience as rewarding and successful as possible. New Feature! The 6th Edition introduces an online faculty resource to supplement classroom teaching, offering instructors PowerPoints with concise chapter outlines, learning objectives, key words, and explanatory illustrations and tables. To request Instructor PowerPoint slides: Visit www.EssentialsofNursingInformatics.com and under the "Downloads and Resources tab," click "Request PowerPoint" to access the PowerPoint request form. Also, for the first time, a companion study guide for the 6th Edition is available separately from McGraw-Hill (Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide/ISBN: 978-007-184-5892; edited by Julianne Brixey, Jack Brixey, Virginia K. Saba, and Kathleen A. McCormick), presenting teaching modules for all major chapters, with content outlines, teaching tips, class preparation ideas, review questions, answer explanations, and online PowerPoint slides to aid understanding and retention of all major concepts covered in Essentials of Nursing Informatics, 6th Edition.