Information_Systems
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Information_Systems

By Richard Watson
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Book Description
Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Being a Systems Innovator
    • Being a systems innovator
    • Systems innovators are designers
    • Innovations are new answers to problems
    • Innovations are also reactions to change
    • Exciting times for systems innovators
    • General insights into human (and information) systems
    • General implications for a systems innovator
    • How can I innovate?
    • What do innovations achieve?
    • Innovations achieve new products and profits
    • Innovations increase effectiveness
  • 2. Achieving Efficiency and Effectiveness through Systems
    • Introduction
    • What is an information system?
    • IT is not information system
    • The four components of an information system
    • Effectiveness
  • 3. Achieving efficiency and effectiveness through systems design
    • Introduction
    • Development process: from idea to detailed instructions
    • Issues
    • Overall development strategy
    • Requirements
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Code
    • Test
    • Maintain
  • 4. Business process modeling and process management
    • Understanding the key steps of process management
    • What is a process and what are the different types of processes?
    • Process orientation as prerequisite for process management
    • What is business process modeling and what is it good for?
    • Modeling with ePK
    • Software for process modeling and process support
    • Process analysis and the benchmarking of processes
    • A roadmap to process management
  • 5. Information systems methodologies
    • Introduction
    • Selecting a Methodology
    • Quality Selection criteria of Methodologies
    • Methodologies Misuse
  • 6. Implementing systems
    • Introduction
    • Demand for Knowledge Harvesting
    • Formalizing the Knowledge Harvesting Process
    • Current Practices in Knowledge Harvesting
    • Bridge Building
    • Recommendations
  • 7. How hardware and software contribute to efficiency and effectiveness
    • Hardware progress
    • Progress in electronic technology
    • Progress in storage technology
    • Progress in communication technology
    • Software progress
    • Batch processing
    • Time sharing
    • Personal computers
    • Local area networks
    • Wide area networks – the Internet
    • Open source software
    • User supplied content
    • Composite applications
    • Software as a service
    • Mobile, portable and location-aware applications
    • The long tail
    • Collaboration support applications
    • Will the progress continue?
    • Bumps in the information technology road
    • Capacity to handle video traffic
    • Data center capacity and electric power
    • Inequity
    • Vested interests can impede progress
    • Intellectual property restrictions
    • Security and privacy
  • 8. Utilizing Data for Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • Introduction67
    • Organizational decision making
    • Decision making: systems view
    • Using data to improve decision making
  • 9. Managing data for efficiency
    • Introduction and Data Modeling
    • Topics covered
    • The Role of Data Management Technologies in Achieving Organizational Efficiencies
    • Representing reality through data management68
    • What are data?
    • Information and meaning
    • Knowledge
    • Data versus Reality
    • Granularity
    • Identity
    • Assigning values
    • Derived data values
    • Representing composite entities
    • Relationships
    • Meta-data
  • 10. Opportunities in the Network Age
    • Introduction
    • Traditional strategy and killer applications
    • The Five New Forces
    • How the New Five Forces Work In Industries and Markets
  • 11. Opportunities in business to business systems
    • What is integration and why is it important?
    • History of B2B systems
    • What is a B2B system?
    • B2B technologies
    • Challenges for B2B adoption
    • Buyer Issues
    • Supplier issues
    • Opportunities: New business models enabled by B2B systems
    • Future of B2B systems
  • 12. Opportunities in Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
    • How hardware, networking and software technologies affect file sharing
    • How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Works
    • Peer-to-Peer Impacts
    • P2P and the Law of the Double-Edged Sword
  • 13. Opportunities for new organizational forms
    • What is an organization?
    • Management and the Division of Labour
    • What Do Managers Do?
    • Development of information and communication technology
    • An interim summary
    • New Models of Organization
    • Critique and Conclusions
  • 14. Information Systems Security
    • Background
    • The Principles
    • Conclusion
  • 15. Avoiding information systems failures
    • Managing the delivery of IS services: The role of IT infrastructure
    • Defining what constitutes system failure: Confidentiality, integrity and availability
    • Potential causes of systems failure
    • Mitigating risk
  • 16. Moving forward as a systems innovator
    • Moving Forward as a Systems Innovator
    • The Promise of Information Technology
    • The Promise of Business
    • The Challenges of Information Technology
    • Some Resources for Systems Innovators
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