Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2008, 489 pages
Keywords: Information Systems
Business Driven Information Systems (also known as BDIS) discusses business initiatives first and then how technology supports those initiatives. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology decisions in a corporation. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This text provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. BDIS is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organization.
A very interesting book that tries to be everything to everybody. It partly succeeds. You need some IT background to get through it, even if you have to skip some of the basic definitions that show up from time to time. And you also need some business background to understand the contexts, even though they tries to teach you crash courses in the latest strategy theories (Porter, Christensen, etc.).
All in all, there existed stuff in the book that made it worthwhile to read, even to me, so I can't do otherwise than recommend it.