Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive introduction to information systems hardware and software in business. This new edition remains an indispensable tool for IS students, emphasizing a managerial, broad systems perspective for a holistic approach to systems architecture. Each chapter has been updated thoroughly to reflect the changing nature of new technologies, and all end-of-chapter material has been enhanced and expanded.
By Sirlyle on May 22, 2014
Barely used this book for my class at all. Good thing it was only a rental. It's detailed, but at the same time, a boring read.
By Squashingpumpkins on Feb 08, 2013
Boring book, but a necessary evil. Book was in good shape when I got it and it is what i needed for class.
Not Worth the Read
By Raze on Dec 07, 2013
This book does a poor job with its content, style, and structure. The only reasons why I purchased it was because it was required for a class. The book is not intended for people that have limited knowledge in the topic, nor for individuals that know the subject well. This is made evident when describing what a modem is... then skipping, or poorly describing, content that needs to be fully explained on the same material. If your primary goal is to learn then choose a different book. If your professor and want your students, who are likely new or professionals with the topic, then please choose a book that meets your students needs
By K Harburn on Oct 10, 2013
There is a long scratch on the cover of the book. Other then that, It came on time and it was the correct book that I ordered.
By S. Prince on Oct 08, 2010
The information is the book is too basic. A quick read of the end of chapter review questions attests to this. For example: chapter 14 question 6, "What is a monitor?". Are you kidding me? I paid for this? The content is merely a repeat of information from various Computer Based Tutorials CBT) and introductory training material I've seen over the 25 years. Stephen D. Burd does state in the beginning of the book that it is not intended for graduate studies. My problem is that this is the required book for my graduate level Systems Architecture class. I cannot identify a purpose that this book serves well except as a refresher for the semantics necessary to complete my course exams.