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Electronic Reference Sources for Management Information Systems
Available in the U of C Collection
Berkshire encyclopedia of human-computer interaction (Credo Reference) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This resource contains articles on the fast-growing subject of human-computer interaction, which simply refers to how humans communicate with computers, information systems and the internet. The resource is designed for people of all backgrounds including students, researchers, business professionals and other interested non-experts. The articles allow the reader to explore what is going on in the labs of leading technology corporations.
Dictionary of communications technology: Terms, definitions and abbreviations (Wiley) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This dictionary is focused on communication terms and is more comprehensive than a regular dictionary. It includes exact specifications, definitions, characteristics, options, relay diagrams, paths, alignments, sources, codes, events, tables, sequences, tradenames, methods and numerous other vital facts.
Dictionary of information and library management (Credo Reference) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This comprehensive dictionary covers all aspects of librarianship and information and knowledge management. It was designed to equip trainee librarians or information management students with core industry terminology. This edition includes many terms connected with information management, classification, cataloguing and electronic knowledge management.
Dictionary of multimedia and internet applications: A guide for developers and users (Credo Reference) (Credo Reference) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This online resource provides descriptions, references and illustration of various terms used in multimedia and internet applications. It also includes explanations on new and emerging technologies as well, it provides tradename information and has some in-depth entries on specific topics.
Enhancing productivity growth in the information age (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This e-book focuses on identifying and addressing policy issues associated with the growth and development of the “new economy” with a major focus on the information technology sector. Included are key sectors such as the semiconductors, computers and their various components and software. Here, “new economy” refers to the technological and structural changes in the US economy.
Focal dictionary of telecommunications (Credo Reference) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This dictionary, written by experts within the field is meant for on-the-job use and includes over 6000 terms, definitions and acronyms. It also includes over 350 line drawings and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive sources of its nature available today.
Emerging information resources management and technologies (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This e-book features some of the most current findings related to the information technologies industry. Topics included in this book range from the importance of learning processes for IT implementation to competing in the marketplace. This book also presents the issues facing organizations today and provides the most current strategies in overcoming the obstacles of this ever evolving industry.
Handbook of information systems research (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This book provides a fresh perspective on issues related to information systems research. Major topics include; issues in survey research, rigor and relevance, global issues and emerging issues.
Information quality (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This e-book analyzes the relationship between the quality of business processes and information quality to protect societies and the rights of individuals. Topics featured include; measuring data quality, organizational issues, education and capability-building in information quality as well as three case studies.
Information systems project management : How to deliver function and value in information technology Projects (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This e-book (second edition) is an updated version of the earlier book published seven years ago and contains new sections that are more relevant to the area of project management as it is known today. The book covers every aspect of project management from a complete introduction to the subject including sub-topics such as “what is a successful project” and “why projects fail”. It then proceeds to chapters focused on understanding, defining and planning the project. The final chapter called running the project includes sub-topics such as solving overrun problems, managing various aspects of the project and reporting, reflection and completion of the project.
Knowledge management systems : Value shop creation (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This book provides insights generated from the contingent approach to linking knowledge management to other IT management topics and its uses. Major focuses include topics such as; knowledge management and its stages, e-business, outsourcing, insourcing and governance knowledge.
Knowledge management tools and techniques : Practitioners and experts evaluate KM solutions (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This book which forms part 2 of the KM chronicles consists of thematic compilations of essays about KM practices in different organizations and industry sectors. Covering examples drawn from multiple sectors and countries worldwide, this book shows how information and communication technologies (ICT’s) can strengthen knowledge management practices.
Managing information technology projects : Applying project management strategies to software, hardware, and integration initiatives (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This project management book focuses specifically on the information technologies sector and goes through all the components of project management as applied to the IT sector. It starts with the foundations of project management and then progresses through topics such as the life cycles of the project, developing customer requirements, organizing the project team, developing a plan and risk management. It concludes with a focus on the principles of project closeout and finishing the project.
Safari Tech Books Online - Business (electronic books) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
This website has e-books listed by the topic and includes topics such as information systems and MIS as well as most other business-related topics one can think of. The titles can then be viewed online. This is definitely a great resource to check out.
Smart (enough) systems: How to deliver competitive advantage by automating the decisions hidden in your business (electronic book) (U of C authentication required off-campus)
The computer-based systems most organizations rely on to support their businesses are not very smart. Many of the business decisions these companies make tend to be hidden in systems that make poor decisions, or don’t make them at all. Further, most systems struggle to keep up with the pace of change. The answer is not to implement newer, “intelligent” systems. The fact is that much of today’s existing technology has the potential to be “smart enough” to make a big difference to an organization’s business and this book tells you how.Although the business context and underlying principles are explained in a nontechnical manner, the book also contains how-to guidance for more technical readers.
Association for Information Systems World Net
This website of the association of information systems has information about the association and its membership as well as publications and reports and conference information. It also provides annual faculty salary information, survey results and in depth information on topics such as design, qualitative and quantitative research within the industry.
This online encyclopedia has more than 18,000 definitions and explanations written in plain English on topics ranging from PCs, Macs, UNIX, networking, client/server, graphics, multimedia, Internet, World Wide Web, objects, major products and vendors, acronyms, buzzwords and much more.
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research (Deloitte)
Deloitte’s TMT research offers thought leadership on key issues for today's TMT executives and their organizations. Recent research covers topics such as how advances may change the way we live in 2010, security issues, key principles for profiting from convergence, issues for the industry's CEOs, and fragmentation in the television sector.
The techweb website offers information in the form of news articles, newsletters and articles featured on their main webpage as well as those in their digital library. TechWeb owns the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. These leading brands include InformationWeek, Interop, VoiceCon, Light Reading, Dark Reading, Black Hat, and Web 2.0 Summit. The company’s goal is to provide the content and tools business technology professionals need as they make strategic decisions.
As the name suggests (to anyone who has heard of wikipedia), the webopedia is an online dictionary and search engine made specifically for computer and Internet technology definitions.
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