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Book Description:Today, Information Technology (IT) offers hundreds of solutions/applications for any type of business. Therefore, it is necessary to have a good knowledge of all such applications. This book describes all possible IT applications in business today to enable the readers to understand the scope and benefits of individual applications and their relevance to business.
The book discusses all business processes and modern management functions and shows how IT solutions get mapped onto them. It explains the potential of IT and how technology leverages the business and makes it more competitive. The book also emphasizes that the success of IT applications depends on people, top management, functional managers, operational users and software engineers. Besides, it discusses the attributes of ideal IT applications in business and how to achieve them, and system control to be incorporated in IT applications in ensuring their integrity, reliability, accuracy and security. The book explains best IT practices in business with real examples, case studies, tables and diagrams.
The book is meant for the postgraduate students of management. Besides, professionals working in the field will also find the book immensely useful.
Contents:Preface Acknowledgements 1 Information Technology (IT): Leveraging Modern Business and Management 2 Decision Making in Business (Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom) 3 Constituents of IT Applications in Business 4 Information Technology: Tactical Applications in Business 5 Information Technology: Strategic IT Applications in Business 6 Information Technology Applications in Management Functions 7 Practical Approach for Managers in Identifying Right IT Applications 8 Design and Implementation of Integrated Business Application Software Package (IBASP) for Business: Software Development Life Cycle Activities—SDLC (Waterfall Method) 9 IT Applications’ Integrity, Audit and Control and Attributes of Ideal IT Applications in Business 10 Security of IT Resources Including Business Data and Information 11 Computers: Structure, Networks and Architectures 12 Computer Software, Case Tools and Good Programming Practices 13 Data and Database Management Systems 14 System Theory and Information Systems 15 Information Technology Services Division (ITSD): Functions and Responsibilities 16 IT Applications in Select Service Industries (Banks, Hospitals and Hotels) and E-governance 17 Information Technology: Genuine Concerns for Humanity Index
About the Author:T. A. ADIKESAVAN is a Management Consultant and a Visiting Faculty, University of Madras, Chennai. He has more than 35 years of industrial experience and 12 years of teaching experience.