Prospect Press publishes textbooks across the Information Systems curriculum including introductory, emerging, elective, and upper-level courses. We now also publish a select group of Data Analytics textbooks. Below is our list of titles for 2019 organized into textbooks for IS majors, Intro to IS, Data Analytics, and Programming. It is also available as a PDF (click orange button below).
Textbooks for IS Majors
John R. Drake
Presents the point of view for four primary stakeholders–the manager, the user, the marketer, and the IT professional–to explore the practical interaction among theories and tradeoffs in designing a successful e‑commerce program.
Covers both operational and analytical database systems. Provides a theoretical foundation and meaningful hands-on experiences. Includes access to ERDPlus, a free web-based modeling suite that allows students to create ER diagrams, relational schemas, and dimensional models (star schemas).
Presents project management as a team-based process and introduces key technologies, including project management, group support, and organization memory systems. Includes IS specific examples throughout. Engages students in managing a project as part of the course. Prepares for PMBOK certification.
Emphasizes the efficiency of network resource utilization to explore why technologies have been designed to work the way they do. Hands-on exercises included in every chapter. Covers computer infrastructures and IT service delivery to address recommendations in the ACM/AIS IS 2010 Curriculum Guidelines.
Addresses both the technical and human side of information systems security. Equips future managers to address technical, managerial, ethical, and legal issues related to effective information security management. Covers network security, responding to a security breach, behavioral aspects of security, ethical questions, and more.
Examines the multiplicity of ways that IT delivers organizational value. Covers IT management, strategy, and innovation in a changing IT environment that is in turn changing organizations. Combines insights of senior IT managers from leading-edge organizations with thorough academic research.
Drawn from the successful textbook above. Represents collective wisdom of IT executives grappling with enabling innovation. Delves into three drivers of innovation: opportunity, discovery, and delivery. Considers AI, the API economy, emerging technologies, Digital Strategy, IT Governance, Disruption, DevOps, and more.Examines the multiplicity of ways that IT delivers organizational value. Covers IT management, strategy, and innovation in a changing IT environment that is in turn changing organizations. Combines insights of senior IT managers from leading-edge organizations with thorough academic research.
Textbooks for Intro IS
Employs a learner-centered, experiential approach that engages students with in-class activities and productive discussions. Detailed instructor manual provides guidance on how to use the learner-centered approach. Successfully used in large and small introductory classes at the undergrad and graduate levels.
Guides students to discuss information systems and information technology. Offers actionable frameworks to help managers envision how to develop value-added strategic initiatives. Mini-cases open each chapter to encourage conversations. A “Toolkit” approach offers practical guidance in an engaging, narrative style.
Data Analytics Textbooks
Covers both social network analysis and text analysis/mining to illuminate both the structure and content of social media conversations. Addresses impact of social analytics in business, including listening to potential customers. Students practice using NodeXL, LIWC, and Weka, and progress to implementing in R using RStudio.
Illuminates the qualitative side of supply chain analytics. Teaches students to identify and ask relevant questions, and then to make decisions based on output from analytics algorithms. Through business examples and stories, it shows how to apply analytics-driven insights across the supply chain.
Covers development in both Android and iPhone/iPad apps using Android Studio and Swift. Detailed tutorials provide hands-on, step-by-step instruction. Introduces AutoLayout for managing layout of iOS apps.
Provides foundation for IS students to build business applications using C#. Programming concepts are introduced incrementally with illustrative examples and hands-on tutorials. Students create graphical user interfaces (GUI) and code in the .Net environment using Visual Studio.
Provides a foundation in computer language as a mechanism for gaining understanding of computer architecture and software development. Presents code examples in all three common assemblers: GAS, MASM, and NASM. Facilitates learning on the three major OS platforms: Mac, Windows, and Linux.
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