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  • Author(s)Heather Gray / Tomayess Issa / Graeme Pye / Indrit Troshani / R. Kelly Rainer / Brad Prince / Hugh J. Watson
  • Edition1
  • Published3rd July 2014
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Australia
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In our digital age, information systems are at the forefront of
business innovation in Australia, New Zealand and the
Asia?Pacific region.

Management Information Systems, First Australasian
carefully considers the cross-functional perspectives
of students from all majors within the business degree, making it
the ideal resource for the introductory MIS course.

From Anonymous hacktivists operating in Australia to Loyalty New
Zealand?s command of big data; and the latest agricultural
apps to lessons learnt from the Queensland Health payroll fiasco,
Management Information Systems, First Australasian edition
investigates the business imperative first and then applies the
information systems context for a holistic learning experience.

Drawing on diverse examples from large corporations, small- and
medium-sized enterprises, and government and not-for-profit
organisations in Australia and New Zealand, our resource dissects
contemporary business issues like ethics, green IT, cloud
computing, big data, privacy, IT risk and security, and the impact
of social media on e-commerce. Through the frequent
?IT?s About Business? case studies in every
chapter, the resource provides a strong balance of grounding theory
and real-world application.

Our unique pedagogical structure delivers a thorough, hands-on
examination of our local region?s business ecosystem in
accessible, jargon-free style. Special features include a recurring
case focusing on Malakai and Abbie, recent business graduates
running a small Sydney venue, ?The Nook?. Students will
achieve deep understanding of MIS concepts by following the
pair?s progress as they overhaul the technological
infrastructure ? and online presence ? of their
business. Our resource also offers frequent opportunities to
practise the Excel and Access applications relevant to the modern

As we move globally to a knowledge economy, students using
Management Information Systems, First Australasian edition
will be empowered to enact industry best practice through extensive
practical exercises to encourage creative thinking and problem

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