Business and Management
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Managing and Using Information Systems
A Strategic Approach
KERI E. PEARLSON
CAROL S. SAUNDERS
University of Central Florida
JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
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Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.1 Bill Gates Microsoft I’m not hiring MBA students for the technology you learn while in school, but for your ability to learn...