Business information systems: analysis, design and practice [6th edition]

Curtis, Graham and Cobham, David (2008) Business information systems: analysis, design and practice [6th edition]. Pearson Education, Harlow, UK. ISBN 9780273713821

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This book aims to equip those in, or entering, business to assess the opportunities, limitations and major issues surrounding modern business information systems and to appreciate the way that information systems can aid the realization of business objectives. Providing students with:
• Good technical coverage, accessible for both business students and computing students
• Interesting case studies showing real-world application of ideas and technologies, including a long case that runs through all the systems development chapters
• European context and examples
• Self-assessment questions, hints for the review questions in the book and worked database solutions online at
• "Provides extensive and comprehensive coverage of core IS topics, including development and design" - Dr Ray Hackney, Manchester Metropolitan University
New to this edition:
• A completely new chapter introducing the object-oriented approach to information systems development using UML
• An increased focus on current topics such as project management techniques, globalization, e-business, security and trust
• A new chapter on Business Intelligence including coverage of decision support systems, document management systems, CRM, digital dashboards, OLAP, web services, data warehousing and data mining

PowerPoint slides for lecturers and an updated Instructor's Manual can be downloaded from

Graham Curtis combines lecturing and developing courses in information systems analysis and design, and database and accounting information systems, with research and consultancy in business information systems. He is Dean of Modular Programmes at the University of East London.

David Cobham is an active lecturer, researcher and consultant in Business Information Systems and is Head of Department of Computing and Informatics at the University of Lincoln. His current interests are in information systems development methodologies, e-commerce systems development, decision support systems and project management

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Keywords:business information systems, systems development methodologies, business management, Project management, strategic leadership
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G500 Information Systems
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G520 Systems Design Methodologies
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G530 Systems Analysis and Design
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:1849
Deposited On:23 Mar 2009 16:11

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