Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Not a textbook but could be useful...

Sony VAIO VGN-FW240J/B 16.4-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Product Description:

Broaden your entertainment horizons with the VAIO(R) FW notebook featuring an extra-wide 16.4" XBRITE-ECO LCD display. Fall in love with your favorite movies all over again with an extra-wide, theater inspired 16.4" display (1600x900 resolution) using energy-efficient XBRITE-ECO LCD technology.

The 16:9 aspect ratio ensures that you won't miss an inch of the original picture from your favorite movie while also providing valuable extra workspace.
Compare two documents or websites side-by-side without the hassle of having to tab back and forth. Store you favorite multimedia, important documents, and cherished family photos on the roomy 320GB Serial ATA(TM) hard disk drive.

The VAIO(R) FW notebook, designed with dedicated AV Controls, makes navigating through your favorite multimedia quick and easy. Stay connected to colleagues, friends and family with real-time video conferencing using the integrated MOTION EYE camera and microphone.

Powered by the Intel Processor along with all these great features makes this the perfect buy as a desktop replacement notebook. 16.4 (1600 x 900) XBRITE-ECO Display Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera and Microphone Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1750 MB shared Video Memory DVD+-R/RW Drive with Double Layer Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN 802.11a/b/g/n Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth Technology 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Built-in Memory Stick(R) Duo with MagicGate(TM) Card Reader Built-in Secure Digital (SD) media slot ExpressCard 34 Slot 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone; Microphone, VGA, HDMI, IEEE 1394, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 15.1 (W) x 10.3 (D) x 1.46(H) Approximate Unit Weight - 6.4 Pounds
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Until next time,

Friday, January 9, 2009

Systems Analysis And Design: An Active Approach

Product Description: (Hardcover)

This new book provides a concise text that teaches students first how to identify the problem, before analyzing and designing a solution. Marakas applies the structure method of SAAndD with some coverage of object-oriented methods as an alternative. This text is accompanied by a web-based case simulation option that provides a realistic experience for students while automating administration for the instructor.

About the Author: George M. Marakas is an associate professor of Information Systems at the School of Business at the University of Kansas. His teaching expertise includes Systems Analysis and Design, Technology-Assisted Decision Making, Electronic Commerce, Management of IS Resources, Behavioral IS Research Methods, and Data Visualization and Decision Support. In addition, George is an active researcher in the area of Systems Analysis Methods, Data Mining and Visualization, Creativity Enhancement, Conceptual Data Modeling, and Computer Self-Efficacy.

George received his PhD in Information Systems from Florida International University in Miami and his MBA from Colorado State University. Throughout his academic career, George has distinguished himself both through his research and in the classroom. He has received numerous national teaching awards and his research has appeared in the top journals in his field. In addition to this text, he is also the author of three best-selling textbooks in information systems: Decision Support Systems for the 21st Century, Systems Analysis and Design: An Active Approach, and Data Warehousing, Mining, and Visualization: Core Concepts.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Managerial Accounting

Product Description: (Hardcover)

As the long-time best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 2 million students through the challenging waters of managerial accounting since it was first published.

It identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations,plan operations, control activities, and make decisions and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions, how to collect it, and how to interpret it.

To achieve this, Managerial Accounting, 12/E, focuses, now as in the past, on three qualities:

  • Relevance. Every effort is made to help students relate the concepts in this book to the decisions made by working managers. With insightful chapter openers, the popular Managerial Accounting in Action segments within the chapters, and stimulating end-of-chapter exercises, a student reading Garrison should never have to ask Why am I learning this?

  • Balance. There's more than one type of business, and so Garrison covers a variety of business models, including not-for-profit, retail, service, and wholesale organizations as well as manufacturing. In the twelfth edition, service company examples are highlighted with icons in the margins of the text.

  • Clarity. Generations of students have praised Garrison for the friendliness and readability of its writing, but that's just the beginning. Technical discussions have been simplified, material has been reordered, and the entire book carefully retuned to make teaching and learning from Garrison as easy as it can be. In addition, the supplements package is written by Garrison, Noreen, and Brewer, ensuring that students and professors will work with clear, well-written supplements that employ consistent terminology.

About the Author: Ray H. Garrison is emeritus Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University and his D.B.A. degree from Indiana University. As a certified public accountant, Professor Garrison has been involved in management consulting work with both national and regional accounting firms.

He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Management Accounting, and other professional journals. Innovation in the classroom has earned Professor Garrison the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award from Brigham Young University.