This book is designed to be a survey of the essential topics of Information Systems. The material covers important topics that drive computing and information technology today. The book is broken down into sections that cover a survey of essential areas of information systems. These topics include: - An introduction and overview of computer hardware - How software is built by industry today using the software development lifecycle. - Cloud computing and the services that are offered by the leading vendors on the market today - Computer security and, - The future of computing and more This book is designed for anyone who wants to have more information about the information technology field and is ideal for someone just getting started. The book will give you a solid understanding of many of the concepts that drive one of the most important industries in today's world.
Information Technology: An Introduction for Todayâs Digital World introduces undergraduate students to a wide variety of concepts they will encounter throughout their IT studies and careers. The book covers computer organization and hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, system administration duties, scripting, computer networks, regular expressions, binary numbers, the Bash shell in Linux, DOS, managing processes and services, and computer security. It also gives students insight on IT-related careers, such as network and web administration, computer forensics, web development, and software engineering.
Suitable for any introductory IT course, this classroom-tested text presents many of the topics recommended by the ACM Special Interest Group on IT Education (SIGITE). It offers a far more detailed examination of the computer than current computer literacy texts, focusing on concepts essential to all IT professionalsâfrom operating systems and hardware to information security and computer ethics. The book highlights Windows/DOS and Linux with numerous examples of issuing commands and controlling the operating systems. It also provides details on hardware, programming, and computer networks.
Ancillary ResourcesThe book includes laboratory exercises and some of the figures from the text online. PowerPoint lecture slides, answers to exercises, and a test bank are also available for instructors.
Successfully navigate the changing face of the CIO role
Strategic Information Technology offers CIOs a handbook for engaging with the senior management conversations surrounding strategy. The CIO role is currently undergoing a massive transition from technology-focused expert to a more strategic mindset, and this book provides proven methods for taking your seat at the table. Lessons from high-performing CIOs and a wealth of leading-edge insight provide invaluable guidance for positioning technology as a strategic driver across the business, while a focus on building the necessary connectionsâfor example, an alliance between IT and HRâprovide a multimodal approach to navigating the transition.
The evolution of the CIOâs role involves more than simply technical knowledge; the new CIO must be an influencer, an engager, and just as adept at the soft skills that become increasingly crucial as you climb the management ladder. Itâs about changing mindsets, translating hard skills into strategic advantages, and demonstrating ITâs value to the strategic decision making process. This book provides best practices, illustrative examples, and up-to-date perspective for CIOs wanting to:
Not long ago, the CIO occupied a unique place in the C-Suite. Executive by title, CIOs have nevertheless been seen as predominantly the âchief tech expertâ with little input into strategy, as IT has historically been regarded as a tool rather than a source of competitive advantage. The truth is becoming increasingly apparent, with companies around the world turning to technology in order to gain a competitive edge, and CIOs are beginning to claim their place in strategy discussions. Strategic Information Technology offers much needed guidance for a successful transformation.
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