Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

Changes from Previous Edition Information Systems for Business and Beyond was written by Dr. David Bourgeois and originally published in 2014 as part of the Open Textbook Challenge at the Saylor Foundation. Since then, it has been accessed thousands of time and used in many courses worldwide. This 2019 update to the textbook brings it up to date and adds many new topics. True to its open textbook roots, many of the updates have come from the community of instructors and practitioners who are passionate about information systems. See the page Book Contributors to see the primary contributors to this edition. A majority of the changes listed below were made by Dr. James Smith, who did a revision to this text in 2018. Here is a summary of the changes made: Overall

• New and updated images, especially those related to statistics, in order to bring them up to date.

• References brought up to date. • Added labs for every chapter. • Added an index. • Editing for consistency.

Chapter 1: What is an information system? • Added video: Blum’s fibre optic TED Talk

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