By presenting a running case narrative throughout, this book will show students how businesses use - and need - information systems to accomplish their goals and objectives and develop their competitive strategy. Experiencing MIS 2E is designed to help students experience MIS right now, at university, where they can exercise their enquiring minds and build their skills in unlocking the potential of information systems for business. The text has been designed to be approachable, easy-to-use, sometimes humorous, with an upbeat and in-your-face attitude, but always with the goal of underlining the importance of MIS to all business people in the 21st century. Experiencing MIS offers basic topic coverage of MIS in its 12 chapters and more in-depth, expanded coverage in its 13 chapter extensions. This modular organisation allows you to pick and choose among those topics to tailor-fit your course. The Australian adaptation brings students' experience of MIS closer to home with new local examples, case studies and trends.