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Unlike any other MIS textbook franchise, our Baltzan texts (Business Driven Technology, Business Driven Information Systems and M: Information Systems) discuss various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion in these texts first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. Business Driven Technology 6e offers you the flexibility to customize your course according to your needs and the needs of your students by covering only essential concepts and topics in the five core units with 20 chapters, while providing additional in-depth coverage in the 20 business and the 12 technology plug-ins. Business Driven Technology 6e provides the ultimate flexibility in tailoring content to the exact needs of your MIS or IT course! Plug-ins are fully developed modules of text that include student learning outcomes, case studies, business vignettes, and end-of-chapter material such as key terms, individual and group questions and projects, and case study exercises. We realise that instructors today require the ability to cover a blended mix of topics in their courses. While some instructors like to focus on networks and infrastructure throughout their course, others choose to focus on ethics and security. Business Driven Technology was developed to easily adapt to your needs. Each chapter and plug-in is independent so you can: Cover any or all of the chapters as they suit your purpose. Cover any or all of the business plug-ins as they suit your purpose. Cover any or all of the technology plug-ins as they suit your purpose. Cover the plug-ins in any order you wish.
BDT takes a business-first approach, improving students' perception of the value of IS within the business discipline. This perspective allows instructors to more easily demonstrate how technology and systems support business performance and growth. The adaptive chapter/plug-in organization enables the instructor to adjust content according to their business or technical preferences.
The Baltzan and Phillips approach in Business Driven Technology discusses various business initiatives first and prolifically through the Business Plug-Ins, and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. With 21 Business Plug Ins, instructors may customize the degree in which the business initiative is explored prior to the technology solution making those possible. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. BDT provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. BDT is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization.
Business Driven Information Systems, 4e discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This updated edition provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business through its updated case studies, closing cases, technology plug-ins, expanded IT topics, and new project management content. Business Driven Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organization, and McGraw-Hill’s online learning and assessment solution, Connect MIS, helps students apply this knowledge. For more information on Baltzan, Business Driven Information Systems, 4e, please visit: www.mhhe.com/baltzan4e For more information on Connect, please visit: connect.mcgraw-hill.com For more information on SIMnet for Office 2013, please visit www.simnetkeepitsimple.com
This book brings together contributions from consultants, academics and executives with experience in large and small companies. They describe existing IT practice and show how an IT strategy can be developed. Common problems are discussed, and methods of avoiding them or solving them are explained.
Business-Driven Research & Development demonstrates how science and technology can be managed in order to meet well defined business directives. The book argues that it should be a fundamental business premise that the primary role of research and development is to fulfil strategic objectives, within a framework of time and cost targets. The book examines the traditional disconnection between research and development and the market place, and presents the means to derive competitive advantage through overcoming it.
Today’s global business environments drive companies to be more technology dependent, and to remain competitive, firms need to introduce or adopt a new technology to business. In order to achieve a successful integration with maximum return on investment, companies need a systematic approach that accommodates a comprehensive course of action of technology integration. Technology Integration to Business – Practical Methods and Case Studies suggests a business-driven holistic approach of technology integration that consists of several steps. First, companies should examine the current state, issues, benefits, and obstacles of technology integration in conjunction with their competitive business strategy and operational capability. Second, firms should investigate new, emerging business technologies as to how those technologies can contribute to improve the business. Third, with the technology integration needs identified, companies should complete preparatory tasks before actual implementation, such as, business process analysis, technology assessment, technology provider investigation, business case development, and cost-benefit analysis. Fourth, because the nature of technology integration project involves many stakeholders in global locations, firms should use effective project management knowledge from project initiation, through planning, execution, control, to close. Students will learn real-world technology integration processes in industry settings and become more prepared for industrial careers. Practitioners will find thorough procedures and methods that are useful in practice to improve business performance. Realistic examples for manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management application domains give the reader practical implications for the methods presented.
Featuring contributions from more than 20 distinguished executives and subject matter experts, this unique reference challenges various traditional approaches and strategies for the PMO and explains how to set up a business-driven PMO using an extensively proven roadmap adaptable to any type or size organization.