I am glad that 2020 is behind us! I appreciate the many challenges professors faced last year in pivoting to online teaching methods in difficult circumstances. I offer my sympathies to those who have dealt with sickness, and especially to those who have lost someone close to them. I wish you health and opportunity for 2021.
On to business.
Download a Printable Catalog
The Prospect Press catalog of textbooks is now available as a printable download, visit https://www.prospectpressvt.com/download-prospect-press-catalog. Give it a look to get up to date on all of our offerings in a convenient format. E-mail the PDF or the link to colleagues to let them know of our offerings. Or, forward this e-mail to them so they can learn about our latest activities.
Big Data Technologies Textbook Available Now
A few years ago, the Gartner research firm predicted an expected shortage of 100,000 data scientists. Arben Asllani wrote Big Data Technologies for Business to help address this need by presenting essential techniques in a manner accessible to non-technical managers, business students, and other professionals. This is the first textbook explicitly designed for this purpose, and it is available now. For more information, visit https://www.prospectpressvt.com/textbooks/asllani-big-data
Updated Data Communications Textbook
with Custom VM Lab Available Now
Manish Agrawal and his colleague Clinton Daniel have comprehensively updated their textbook, Business Data Communications and IT Infrastructures. Edition 3.0 includes access to a new custom VM lab developed to accompany this textbook. This VM lab facilitates providing hands-on activities even in distance and hybrid formats. For more information and to see a video demonstrating the new VM lab, visit https://www.prospectpressvt.com/textbooks/Agrawal-Data-Comm-3-0.
Revised Intro MIS Textbooks Coming Soon
France Bélanger, Craig Van Slyke, and Robert E. Crossler are busy preparing Edition 4.0 of their unique introductory textbook: Information Systems for Business: An Experiential Approach. The textbook will be available later this spring in time to allow professors prepare to use it this fall.
Gabriele Piccoli and Federico Pigni are comprehensively revising their popular MBA-style textbook Information Systems for Managers. Edition 5.0 anticipates how today’s managers operate in a digital world in which Information Technology is located throughout the company and where digital innovation, digital transformation, digital disruption, and digital entrepreneurship have become standard business practices.
New Titles in Development
Prospect Press is very pleased to be releasing a Web Development textbook later this spring:
- Web Development with ASP.NET, C#, HTML, CSS, & Bootstrap, by George C. Philip and Jakob Iversen.
This book will especially complement our textbooks on C#, Mobile Applications, and eCommerce.
Prospect Press has two other new programming texts in development:
- Python for Data and Analysis, by Dan Groner, addresses the needs of new programmers learning Python to do data analytics.
- Java for Information Systems, by Jeremy Ezell, provides an introduction to programming that covers the topics essential to IS programs.
Contact me if you are interested in reviewing chapters as they become available.
We miss seeing everyone at conferences! We hope that in-person conferences will return later this year.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with questions or comments about our books or if you have a new book idea you’d like to discuss.
Best wishes for a healthy and better 2021!
Beth Lang Golub, President & Editor