For courses in Management Information Systems, Information Technology, and Information Systems, in departments of Business, Management, Computer Information Systems, and Management Information Systems. This best-selling MIS text actually uses technology to teach information systems and technology. The text prepares students for the ever-changing demands of information systems management. The authors explore all of todays leading topics, focusing on the interconnections between technology, the organization, and IS management. They track emerging technologies and organizational trends using real business examples to illustrate MIS issues and concepts. An optional CD-ROM multimedia edition is available with figures, graphs, photos, audio, video, interactive exercises, and bullet-text summaries.* Enhanced Web site. For management problem solving and interactive learning at www.prenhall.com/laudon. Features an on-line Interactive Study Guide to help students review and test their mastery of text material, electronic commerce tours of real companies, projects, and a full case to help students explore the various Internet business models and electronic commerce discussed in the text, and international links to Web sites around the world, with additional exercises. T* ools for Interactive Learning sections. Concludes each chapter. Shows students how to extend their knowledge of chapter material with projects and exercises on the Laudon Web site and on the optional CD-ROM. * Full-chapter coverage of Enterprise Resource Planning (Ch. 18). Explores the building and management of an enterprise-wide information systems infrastructure and computer-based industrial networks. * New and updated real-world examples. In chapter-opening vignettes, Window On... boxes, and end-of-chapter case studies. * 1999 sources in these boxes ensures that students are studying the most current material available. * Coverage of the latest topics in the field. Includes intranets and extranets, firewalls and Internet security, Internet-based group collaboration, supply chain management, and much more. * Keeps students up to date on the latest developments and trends in the field. * Focus on electronic commerce, electronic business, and the Internet. Introduces concepts at the beginning and integrates them throughout both the text and support package. * Provides students with an integrated learning approach to another very current topic. * Full-chapter coverage on the Internets underlying technology, capabilities, and benefits (Ch. 9). Expands treatment of electronic commerce, Internet business models, and the use of intranets. * Gives students both targeted and integrated coverage of one of the primary drivers in I.S. today. * Three types of Window On... boxes. Includes Window on Organizations, Window on Management, and Window on Technology. * Supports the authors use of the management, organization, and technology framework. * Strongest international coverage available. Offers a complete global perspective with text discussions, examples, and international cases by world-renowned authorities in MIS. * Helps students understand the role of Information Systems in the globalization of business. * Earlier presentation and more complete integration of ethics than other texts. * Increases students awareness of the social impact of information systems.