Computers, Communications and Information: Core Edition (Advances in Fuzzy Systems - Applications and Theory)

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9780072297485: Computers, Communications and Information: Core Edition (Advances in Fuzzy Systems - Applications and Theory)

In this revised edition of "Computers and Information Systems", there is thorough coverage of information systems and communication topics, with five case studies positioned throughout the text detailing relevant issues for starting a Web-based business.

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Interactive Edition CD-ROM will be available that will include the entire text, interactive labs, end-of-chapter material while incorporating graphics, animations, and simulations that can be read from the CD through a web browser to enhance the students learning experience and bring difficult concepts to life. It is perfect for the class with a wide variety of students and different learning styles. Designed to work with the text, the Interactive Edition can also be used as a stand-alone product for distance learning courses. Additionally, for any type of course, it allows students to learn at home in an interactive setting'extending the reach of the classroom to a student's personal computer. This type of flexibility is critical in introductory courses in computing information systems.
Five new episodes (case studies) related to Amazon.com will be added which detail relevant issues for starting a Web-based business and provide examples of real-word sites, e-commerce issues and more, to explore for further discussion.
Practical Orientation that offers up-to-date, increased coverage of the WWW and Internet, upgrading and compatibility situations, ethics/security issues, and computer buying tips.
Chapter Summaries follow the traditional, popular model of the 'What It Is, What It Does, Why It's Important' format. This format has been a key-selling feature of the book because in addition to highlighting and summarizing the important concepts from the chapter'it offers a quick 'and here's why it matters'' explanation for students. This explanation often puts the term into context and offers additional insight and a perspective for the student to remember the 'why' behind the concept.
Career Boxes explain computer uses in a variety of employment settings, which reinforces the profound role technology plays in the real business world.
Core Edition available to accommodate increased classroom flexibility needs. The Core Edition is a subset of the Comprehensive version. It covers chapters 1-8 of the big book, and is perfect for people who want a little less concepts coverage, or do not prefer to include some of the higher level IS topics (Systems Analysis & Design, Data Mining, etc.) in the latter chapters. It does include the same strong supplements package as the Comprehensive Edition.
Thorough coverage of IS topics in latter chapters (9, 10, & 11) with particular emphasis on the strong relationship between the future professional and technology.
Strong pedagogical elements including chapter openers and end-of-chapter material presented in 'bite-size chunks' for optimum comprehension results.

About the Author:

Sarah Hutchinson has taught microcomputer applications through her company, Sarah Hutchinson & Associates. She has a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stacey Sawyer has been a co-author on editions 2 through 5 of this successful product, as well co-authoring Using Information Technology. Sarah Hutchinson has been a co-author on all editions of this product as well as the Advantage Series. Both authors are well-recognized names with a history of success in the CIT market.

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