With its emphasis on the managerial aspects of information systems, this book identifies the role of a manager in the process of planning, designing and developing IT infrastructure. It highlights the latest information in business systems and guides the reader on the various potent issues, their implications and possible solutions.
Section-I: Planning Imperatives for IT Infrastructure: 1. Information and Managerial Effectiveness, 2. Business Information Systems, 3. Business Functions and Information Needs of Business, 4. Information Systems and Managerial Process, 5. Planning for IT Infrastructure, Section-II: Developing IT Infrastructure: 6. Defining Hardware Requirements, 7. Planning for Software Resources, 8. Development of Accounting Information System: A Modular Approach, 9. Planning for Databases, 10. Types of Information Systems and Need Resource Matching, Section-III: Shared Information Systems: 11. Data Communication and Networking, 12. Using Information Superhighways - Internet and Intranet, 13. Security Issues in IT Infrastructure, Section-IV: Personal Information Systems: 14. Microcomputers - End User Focus, 15. Office Suites and Productivity • Index
• Latest topics in IT including Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Intelligent Agents, EIS and ERP Systems
• Elaborates the importance of connectivity and communication, highlighting the importance of Networking and use of the Internet, Intranet and e-mail as productivity, cost, marketing and communication tools
• Provides operational suggestions or tenets in different sections of the book - a unique and useful feature for both experienced and lay IT users
• Simple and user-friendly with numerous illustrations to enhance learning, and minimum jargon - caters to a large cross-section of readers from different functional specialisations