Encyclopedia of Information Systems

Editor-in-Chief: Bidgoli Hossein

Language: Anglais
Cover of the book Encyclopedia of Information Systems
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2912 p. · 21.6x27.9 cm · Hardback
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The Encyclopedia of Information Systems provides essential answers to questions increasingly asked by people in all walks of life. People can no longer claim that information about computer viruses, for example, is unimportant to their work, or that advances in speech recognition and encryption will leave them unaffected. The Encyclopedia is therefore more useful than one might suspect to people well beyond the walls of information systems departments. Offering both general and technical information about major elements, issues, opinions, and key studies, as well as cross-references to related subjects, it captures the dynamic growth and complexity unique to our era.

  • Offers the only major encyclopedic examination of information systems; there are no competitors
  • Articles begin with easily understandable concepts and become increasingly sophisticated, satisfying the needs of all readers
  • Articles emphasize information that will not quickly go out of date 
  • Each article contains an average of 8 graphs and 8 tables illustrating its important points
  • Contains approximately 220 separate articles, all original contributions commissioned for this work
  • Includes approximately 700 figures and tables within the text; more than 2,000 glossary entries explain key terms, "further reading" lists appear at the end of each entry, and an extensive cross-referencing system links related articles
Advertising and Marketing in Electronic Commerce
Automata Theory
Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce
C and C++
Cohesion, Coupling, and Abstraction
Computer History
Computer Viruses
Computer-Aided Design
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
Continuous System Simulation
Control and Auditing
Copyright Laws
Corporate Planning
Cost / Benefit Analysis
Crime, Use of Computers in Cybernetics
Data Compression
Data Envelopment Analysis
Data Flow Diagrams
Data Mining
Data Modeling - Entity-Relationship Data Model
Data Modeling - Object-Oriented Data Model
Data versus Information
Data Warehousing and Data Marts
Database Administration
Database Development Process
Database Machines
Decision Making Approach
Decision Support Systems
Decision Theory
Desktop Publishing
Developing Nations
Digital Divide, The
Digital Goods
Disaster Recovery Simulation
Distributed Databases
Documentation for Software and IS Development
Economic Impacts of Information Technology
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Commerce, Infrastructure for
Electronic Data Interchange
Electronic Mail
Electronic Payment Systems
End User Computing Concepts
End User Computing Tools
End User Computing, Managing
Engineering, Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise Computing
Enterprise Resource Planning
Error Detecting and Correcting Codes
Ethical Issues
Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence
Executive Information Systems
Expert Systems
Expert Systems Construction
Flowcharting Techniques
Frame Relay
Future of Information Systems
Fuzzy Logic Systems
Game Theory
Genetic Algorithms
Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems in Real Estate
Global Information Systems
Goal Programming
Group Support Systems and Electronic Meeting Systems
Healthcare, Information Systems and Human Resource Information Systems
Human Side of Information, Managing the Systems
Hybrid Systems (Integration of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Expert Systems and Genetic Algorithms)
Hyper-Media Databases
Industry, Artificial Intelligence in Informatics versus Information Systems
Information Measures
Information Theory
Intelligent Agents
Internet (Overview)
Internet Homepages
Knowledge Acquisition
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Representation
Languages, Artificial Intelligence in Law Firms
Library Management
Linux Operation Systems
Local Area Networks
Machine Learning
Management Information Systems
Manual Data Processing
Medicine, Artificial Intelligence in Mobile and Wireless Networks
Model Building Process
Monte Carlo Simulation
National and Regional Economic Impacts of the Silicon Valley
Natural Resource Management
Network Database Systems
Network Environments, Managing Number Representation and Computer Arithmetic
Object-Oriented Databases
Object-Oriented Programming
On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Operating Systems
Operations Management
Optimization Models
Organisations, Information Systems Impact on
Pattern Recognition
People, Information Systems Impact on Privacy
Programming Languages Classification
Project Management Techniques
Pseudo Code
Public Accounting Firms
Quality Information Systems
Relational Database Systems
Resistance to Change, Managing Robotics
RPG (Report Program Generator Language)
SAS (Statistical Analysis Systems)
Search Techniques
Security Issues and Measures
Service Industries, Electronic Commerce for
Service Industry
Simulation Languages
Software Piracy
Software Process Simulation
Speech Recognition
SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)
Staffing the Information Systems Department
Standards and Protocols in Data Communications
Statistical Models (Non-Optimisation Models)
Strategic Planning, Use for / of Information Systems
Strategic Planning, Use of Information Systems for
Structured Design Methodologies
Structured Query Language
Success Measures of Information Systems
Supply Chain Management
System Development Life Cycle
Systems Analysis
Systems Implementation
Systems Science
Telecommunication Industry
Temporal Databases
Transaction Processing Systems
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Unix Operating System
User/System Interface Design
Video Conferencing
Virtual Recognition
Visual Basic
Voice Communications
Wide Area Networks
Word Processing
Year 2000 (Y2K) Bug Problems
Major college and university libraries and a wide range of corporations and groups interested in and dependent on information systems. Among industries expected to become increasingly dependent upon information systems and active in interpreting the many issues surrounding their use are: health, medical, biotechnology, military, law enforcement, law firms, libraries, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, communications, transportation, aerospace, energy, and utilities.
Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University, Bakersfield. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC lab in the United States. He is the author of 40 textbooks, 26 manuals, and more than three dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications and information systems that have been published and presented throughout the world.Dr. Bidgoli is a two-time winner of Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award for 1985-86 and 1988-89, School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, Bakersfield.