Managing Information Technology: What Managers Need to Know

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Appropriate for all MBA-level and advanced undergraduate courses in information systems and/or technology.

Managing Information Technology, 5/E is a comprehensive guide to the information technology management techniques that are vital to a successful career as a manager. This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect rapid changes in information technology and the latest business applications. It contains an extensive collection of case study options (34 cases), making it especially customizable for instructors in MBA programs. New features in this edition include a complete Data Resource chapter that provides a “big picture” look at issues associated with managing an organizations data. In addition to the award-winning ERP case, NIBCOs “Big Bang,” this edition includes several new cases, including the creation and operation of a Web-based business; leveraging SAP for supply chain management; making an outsourcing decision in a midsized manufacturing company; integrating information technology rapidly after a merger; and sharing services throughout a multinational firm. This edition also contains expanded e-business coverage, as well as insight into increasingly strategic technologies such as Linux, XML, .NET, J2EE, Bluetooth, and wireless LANs. Also included: a full chapter on IT project management, one of today's most sought-after skills for new employees.

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YOUR TOOL FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER ASAN IT MANAGER!

Written for MBA and advanced undergraduate students, the text focuses on management of information technology topics vital to a successful career as a manager. The fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the rapid changes in and transformation of information technology.

The currency of material and extended variety of real-world cases illustrates the issues and problems that companies face, as well as the IT managers' role in the solution. The text discusses the technological resources available to today's managers and what they need to know to use them efficiently.

THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYMANAGEMENT!
  • NEW! Project Management Chapter: Chapter 12 covers issues and topics of project management in information technology.
  • Real-World Case Studies: Designed to illustrate a variety of information technology topics, numerous original case studies are found throughout the text. Included is the award-winning case of NIBCO's "Big Bang."
  • Expanded Electronic Commerce Coverage: Chapter 7 has been completely updated to cover the growth of cyberbusiness and the e-business activities of traditional companies.
  • Up-to-Date Coverage: Chapters 2 to 4 cover the latest changes in computer systems, software, and networks, such as XML, Linux, and DSL.

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