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  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 9 edition (1 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131538411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131538412
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 4 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 833,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By where is my stuff on 6 Mar. 2011
Format: Hardcover
my advice is that Amzon should stop doing business with those patner who cannot deliever their stuff to the customer.
since i made this order on 02/12/2011 i've not receive it till date.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Excellent General Overview of the IT Industry as of 1/06. 17 Jan. 2006
By SuccessEssence - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I have never left a review on Amazon before (I've been a customer since 1997) and had no intention of doing so, when I initially searched this book description for some unrelated information.

However, after reading the previous two reviews related to this book I now feel compelled to give my review. Neither of the previous reviews had anything even remotely substantive regarding the actual material in the book. The only pertinent information the previous two reviewers touched upon concerned a typo. I challenge anyone to show me a 700+ page textbook that doesn't contain at least one typo.

The rest of the review pertains to the reviewer trying to grind an axe with regard to US programmers (which I am not). Maybe if he actually read the book, he would've left a different review. The other review is concerning a vendor/shipping issue.

I give this book 5 stars because I feel it is a good general overview source concerning the Information Technology industry at the time of this posting (1/06).

This book is well written and laid out in a very systematical and logical format, which allows the reader to reference the book "ala carte" style. If I want a refresher on networking or databases relating to the corporate world from a managerial perspective, this is a great source.

If you are looking to learn the latest version of Oracle or become certified in Linux, then I suggest looking elsewhere.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A new appreciation for bad. 28 Aug. 2008
By Peter Smith - Published on
Format: Hardcover
First, some background. I recently had to use this text for an introductory MIS class that was a pre-requisite - I am studying for a Bachelors in Finance. I already have a degree in Electrical Engineering, and have taken several post-graduate level classes in insurance and risk management. I have worked as a business analyst and an IT Project Manager.

I have in the past had several classes with texts which are `Not Good.' However, it really takes a tome like Laudon to make you appreciate just how far even `Not Good' is from `Bad'. The closest analogy I can make is that reading this book is like watching, for the first time, a movie with such a ludicrous plot, with such wooden acting, with such terrible direction, that for the first time you realize that all other movies you have seen that you would previously have characterized as terrible were in fact, `Not Bad'.

I haven't smoked marijuana in several years now, but upon starting chapter one I immediately felt that sense of randomly wandering thought, jumping from topic to topic without any sense of direction or connection. The book just seems to be a big collection of non-sequitur following non-sequitur. Although there is some attempt made to organize the material, consider this. The first three chapters deal with `Managing The Digital Firm', `IS in the Enterprise', and `IS, Organizations, Management, and Strategy'. There really is no pedagogical distinction there. Chapters four and five continue with `The Digital Firm: e-business and e-commerce', and `Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm'. Were I to sit down and write a book called `IT and Companies That Use IT and Kinda How They Use It' by simply spilling any random thought I might have on the topic onto paper, I believe I could come up with a better organized and more relevant text.

I want to agree with the prior reviewer who noted that the book is long on management speak and short on useful information. `Leverage' seems to be the feel good word for folks spewing BS at the moment, and there is no shortage of such usage in this text.

Unfortunately, if you're buying this book you likely need it for a class, and this review will not sway you. In closing, the only positive thing I can say for this book is that it reminded me of how stupid I used to get when I smoked grass. It's a shame one cannot give zero stars.
Great Customer Service! 3 Jun. 2012
By rlhouchin - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book for one of my MIT classes. I ordered it when we were two weeks into the class and was so excited that I found a text book for such a low price in almost new condition (hardcover). Unfortunately five weeks into the course I still had not received my book. I sent an email to the seller expressing my concern about how I still had not gotten my book and that I really needed it for school. The next day I not only received my book but I had gotten an email from the seller saying that they would refund me for my book.

It surprised me and I gotta say the next time I need a book for a class I will make sure to check with them to see if they have it. The fact that they responded to my email in such a short amount of time, refunded me for my book, and that within 24 hours of contacting them I received my book was amazing! You simply do not find that kind of customer service anymore.
Good Book and Relevant 5 Jun. 2010
By Joe Hand - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a very good book, and I found it to be quite relevant. I've been in an IT management position for 20 years and this is one of the better books I've seen on the subject/topic.
It came in once peace 17 Feb. 2014
By Dillon Hackett - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It took a while to reach my country "the caribbean"

But this book was in very good condition for the price
Will not mind purchasing another
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