Information Systems Textbooks

Read more about Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain - Second Edition

Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain - Second Edition

Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, and Lonstein

Publisher: New Prairie Press

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an integral part of the US national critical infrastructure. The authors have endeavored to bring a breadth and quality of information to the reader that is unparalleled in the unclassified sphere. This textbook will fully immerse and engage the reader / student in the cyber-security considerations of this rapidly emerging technology that we know as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The first edition topics covered National Airspace (NAS) policy issues, information security (INFOSEC), UAS vulnerabilities in key systems (Sense and Avoid / SCADA), navigation and collision avoidance systems, stealth design, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms; weapons systems security; electronic warfare considerations; data-links, jamming, operational vulnerabilities and still-emerging political scenarios that affect US military / commercial decisions.

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Read more about A Tale of Two Systems

A Tale of Two Systems

Contributors: Reitsma and Krueger

Publisher: Oregon State University

This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is www.teachengineering.org, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into ‘the cloud,’ and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. During this same period, TeachEngineering’s user base grew from a few hundred to more than 3 million users annually, its collection size quadrupled, it went through several user interface renewals, and significant functionality was added while having an exemplary service record, and it enjoyed continued financial support from its sponsors.

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Read more about Nature of Geographic Information Systems

Nature of Geographic Information Systems

Contributor: DiBiase

Publisher: BCcampus

The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as “geospatial”).

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Read more about Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Contributor: Bourgeois

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

Welcome to Information Systems for Business and Beyond. In this book, you will be introduced to the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.

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Read more about Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Contributors: Campbell and Shin

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

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Read more about Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Contributors: Frost, Pike, Kenyo, and Pels

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

We set out to design an introductory course governed by four themes:

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