The Vest Pocket Guide to Information Technology
The only IT guide you need
You're busy-very busy. You need reliable, practical answers to your IT questions, and you need them now. The Vest Pocket Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition is a handy pocket problem-solver designed to provide you with the quickest route to a solution. Practical, reader-friendly, and thoroughly illustrated, this updated handbook provides complete guidance for the complex, ever-changing world of IT to help you quickly pinpoint what you need to look for, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it.
Written by two all-time bestselling accounting and finance authors, Jae Shim and Joel Siegel, this thoroughly updated Second Edition includes tables, forms, checklists, questionnaires, practical tips, and sample reports to help you avoid and resolve any and all IT dilemmas. A must-read for business professionals, financial managers and consultants, production and operation managers, accountants, COOs, CFOs, and CEOs, this handy guide helps you:
* Select the best hardware for particular application needsStrategically use IT systems
* Use the best software in planning and control
* Select Sarbanes-Oxley compliance software
* Prevent fraud through computerized security
* Effectively apply Management Information Systems (MIS)
* Use online databases to make business decisions
* Use a decision support system (DSS) and an executive information system (EIS) to improve the quality of analysis, evaluation, and decision making
* Understand emerging trends and developments in information technology
* Harness marketing information systems to improve sales planning, sales forecasting, market research, and advertising
* Evaluate and manage an IT project
Your professional success depends on keeping abreast of the latest thinking and applications in information technology. The Vest Pocket Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition gives you all the information you need to make optimum decisions now and plan ahead for later.
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CHAPTER 3 HOW TO SELECT THE BEST MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 4 WHAT IS SYSTEMS SOFTWARE?
CHAPTER 5 PRACTICAL GUIDE TO APPLICATION SOFTWARE
CHAPTER 6 DATA AND DATABASES
CHAPTER 7 DATA COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 8 NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 13 MARKETING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PACKAGES
CHAPTER 14 DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 15 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI AND EXPERT SYSTEMS ESS
CHAPTER 16 COMPUTER SECURITY
CHAPTER 17 WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 18 CAPITAL BUDGETING AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN IT PROJECT
CHAPTER 19 IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
APPENDIX A COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE BUYERS GUIDE
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Page 19 - ... whether to purchase a larger computer system, from what source to purchase personal computers, and whether to purchase a multiuser minicomputer system. At least some of the information requirements at this level can be met through computer-based data processing.