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Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming
Business, 2nd Edition
Supporting and Transforming Business
Now in its second edition, Introduction to Information Systems helps make information technology
come alive. It clearly shows how IT is utilized in today's businesses and in our daily lives while also
helping readers understand how valuable this area is to their future careers. Throughout the pages,
the authors connect IT to accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations to
demonstrate how critical IT is to each functional area and every business.
WHATS IN IT FOR ME? Information technology lives all around us-in how we communicate, how we
do business, how we shop, and how we learn. Smart phones, iPods, PDAs, and wireless devices
dominate our lives, and yet it's all too easy for students to take information technology for granted.
Rainer and Turban's Introduction to Information Systems, 2nd edition helps make Information
Technology come alive in the classroom. This text takes students where IT lives-in today's
businesses and in our daily lives while helping students understand how valuable information
technology is to their future careers. The new edition provides concise and accessible coverage of
core IT topics while connecting these topics to Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management,
Human resources, and Operations, so students can discover how critical IT is to each functional
area and every business. Also available with this edition is WileyPLUS - a powerful online tool that
provides instructors and students with an integrated suite of teaching and learning resources in one
easy-to-use website. The WileyPLUS course for Introduction to Information Systems, 2nd edition
includes animated tutorials in Microsoft Office 2007, with iPod content and podcasts of chapter
summaries provided by author Kelly Rainer.
Chapter 1. The Modern Organization in the Global,