There is a book known as Essentials of Management Information Systems on Amazon.com which is a best seller and authored by Jane Loudon and Kenneth Loudon.
The book is selling for 186 USD inclusive of shipping costs; the front cover of the book is in red color and has a pictorial of buildings of a city captured from an Ariel view. The book can also be wrapped as a gift if you request it to be wrapped.
These influential authors continue to outline the MIS course by stressing how business objectives shape the application of new information systems and technologies and integrating a career orientation that validates the relevance of information systems to all business scholars regardless of their major.
The first six chapters are filled with definitions of systems and information systems and helps any student get to learn and understand the subject in a simple manner.
This transitory text is perfect for courses on quarter systems and those that combine a MIS text with hands-on software, projects, or case studies.
This is the most ideal book for introductory undergraduate courses in Information Systems taught in MIS, IS, CIS, Business and Management departments.
Essentials of Management Information Systems: Analyzing Case Studies
The book offers step by step guidelines and questions guaranteeing scholars to understand and analyze cases.
A case study helps students learn by plunging them in a real-world business scenario where they can act as problem-solvers and decision-makers. The case presents facts about a particular organization. Scholars are asked to analyze the case by concentrating on the most important facts and using this information to determine the opportunities and problems facing that organization. Scholars are then asked to identify alternative courses of action to deal with the problems they identify.
The steps taken while analyzing include;
- Identify the most important facts surrounding the case
- Identify the key issue or issues
- Specify alternative courses of action
- Evaluate each course of action
- Recommend the best course of action
Case study analysis helps in identifying key issues as well as problems, outlining and assessing alternative courses of action while drawing appropriate conclusions.
Essentials of Management Information Systems: Book Objectives
The book helps the scholars in learning and identifying with; High-speed cellular networks based on packet-switched technology, enabling users to transmit video, graphics, and other rich media, in addition to voice.
The book also enables the students to be aware of Policies and procedures a company uses to prevent improper access to systems by unauthorized insiders and outsiders.
The book offers tips on Technology for creating interactive Web applications capable of updating the user interface without reloading the entire browser page.
It has a few pages on customer relationship management applications dealing with the analysis of customer data to provide information for improving business performance.The two authors on Essentials of Management Information Systems put great focus on Software designed to detect, and often eliminate, computer viruses from an information system. And thus Essentials of Management Information Systems
Business Risk (uncertainty as to loss in business) pervades the entire enterprise, and its scientific management is indispensable to success in the industrialized economy. Many failures in business can be traced to failure to recognize or deal with risk. Many business managers have a natural tendency to emphasize the profit aspect of enterprise while regarding risk management as less important. Business Training in Kenya has more topics.
Risk aspects of the enterprise may be examined under the following major headings: (1) property and personnel, (2) marketing, (3) finance, (4) personnel and production, and (5) environment.
Types of business risk
Property and Personnel Risks
Losses may be direct or indirect; for example, a physical peril may destroy property outright, causing direct loss, or the loss may take the form of reduced income from business interruption, stemming indirectly from the occurrence of some peril. Such risks are often handled through insurance, but other methods of handling them are also employed.
Marketing has been defined as all of those business activities necessary to move goods from producer to consumer. It does not generally include the production of the goods themselves. The major functions include such activities as buying, selling, transportation, and storage. Activities such as standardization and supplying market information and research also are important collateral functions of marketing activities. Some specific examples for illustrative purposes follow.
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This article deals with Workers with Skill . When the Lord created Adam, he created him in his own image and gave unique skills. The Bible says that he blessed them and said to them increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. He placed them in the Garden of Eden. The Lord raised Adam and Eve as workers with skill to take care of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). Adam and Eve were workers with skill in a sense that the Lord gave Adam the responsibility to name all animals (Genesis 2:19-20). They were equipped with both Spiritual powers for they had the image of God and intellectual power to be able to unmistakably name all animals. Business Training in Kenya has more articles.
The moment Adam and Eve sinned against God, they lost all blessings. People who were once workers with skills that glorified the Lord fell into curses. This disaster came as a result of being separated from God, becoming sinners and falling under the dominion of Satan (Genesis 3:1-6, Romans 3:23, John 8:44). Their skills got covered with darkness and instead of glorifying the Lord, they thought that they could succeed without God and make a name for themselves (Genesis 11).
The Lord God out of his mercy provided away back to him and to restore in them the blessing of being workers with skill. This answer is Christ. Right after the fall, the Lord promised the Offspring of the woman in Genesis3:15 and reconfirmed it in Genesis 3:21, by covering Adam and Eve with skin garment. This offspring of the woman is Christ. He is the only one in the entire world who was born of a virgin. The skin garment signified blood for without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. Peter filled with the Holly spirit said, “Salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to man by whom we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
In Christ, we have restored all blessing including the blessing of being workers with skill in whatever task we undertake. May you realize all your blessings and begin enjoying unique blessing in your job as one among the workers with skill. Below are real examples of workers with skill from the Bible.
David was one of the Biblical workers with skill
David had the skill of throwing stones and taking care of sheep. 1Samuel17:32-37, says,” David said to Saul, “Let no-one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth.” David said to Saul, “your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the Lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
David became unique among the workers with skill
in his age because he had the answer of the name of the Lord (1Samuel17:45). He tells Goliath, “You come against me with sword and spear and Javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
HIV AIDS Stigma exists everywhere in the world. Stigma is the discrimination or the dishonour the AIDS victims get from other people. Many people have always believed that AIDS is a disease caused by bad or irresponsible sexual behaviour. Most of the people with HIV are thought to be prostitutes or drug users. But that is not always the case because there are many other ways of getting HIV. There is more information in Business Training in Kenya.