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
Systems Analysis & Design in an Age of Options
To be published July 2020
Gary Spurrier and Heikki Topi
Presents a new and integrated approach to navigating the numerous and highly consequential choices surrounding the modern practice of Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D), particularly, use of plan-driven, agile and hybrid project and requirements methodologies; tailoring SA&D for constructing new system features vs. configuring commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software; and, use of structured vs. object oriented (OO) techniques.
eCommerce: A Stakeholder Approach
Edition 1.0 published July 2019
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.
Introduction to Databases and Data Warehouses
Edition 2.0 to be published April 2020
Nenad Jukić, Susan Vrbsky, and Svetlozar Nestorov
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).
Information Systems Project Management: A Process Approach
Edition 2.0 published January 2019
Christoph Schneider, Mark Fuller, Joseph Valacich, and Joey George
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.
Business Data Communications & IT Infrastructures
Edition 3.0 to be published Fall 2020
Manish Agrawal and Rekha Sharma
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.
Information Security: Text & Cases
Edition 2.0 published December 2017
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.
IT Strategy & Innovation
Edition 4.0 published March 2018
James McKeen and Heather Smith
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.
Driving IT Innovation:
A Roadmap for CIOs to Reinvent the Future
[This is a business trade book]
Edition 1.0 published November 2018
James McKeen and Heather Smith
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
Information Systems for Business:
An Experiential Approach
Edition 3.1 published January 2020
France Bélanger, Craig Van Slyke, and Robert Crossler
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.
Information Systems for Managers
Edition 4.0 published June 2018
Gabriele Piccoli and Federico Pigni
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
Network and Text Methods with NodeXL and R
Edition 1.0 published September 2018
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.
Supply Chain Analytics:
Understanding the Business Context
Edition 1.1 published August 2018
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.
Mobile App Development for iOS and Android
Edition 3.0 to be published May 2020
Jakob Iversen and Michael Eierman
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.
Fundamentals of C# Programming for Information Systems
Edition 2.0 published May 2018
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.
Assembly Programming and Computer Architecture
for Software Engineers
Edition 2.0 to be published Fall 2020
Brian Hall and Kevin Slonka
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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