This book gives a condensed introduction to information systems and their use in companies and organisations. Their role in organisations and how they can contribute to a successful enterprise is explained. The book has a non-technical focus, but introduces fundamental technical concepts and vocabulary, such as computer parts, data storage, databases and networks. The fundamentals of systems development are explained. Attention is also given to ethical aspects of information systems and their role in society.
Essentials of Information Systems introduces the concept of information systems in a condensed and accessible form. The book equips the reader with basic knowledge of the information systems necessary in any modern organisation. This book can be read by anyone interested in information systems. It is particularly suitable for introductory courses in business and information systems. The second edition is updated with extended information on topics such as Blockchain, Big data, A/I and Internet of Things. The discussion on privacy, ethics, source evaluation and environmental aspects of IT has been expanded. Further, more study questions and examples have been added.