For use as a capstone course text in MIS and in Management of Information Technology/Systems courses. Dealing with the management of information technology (IT) as it is being practiced in organizations today, the emphasis of this text is on the current material that information systems executives find important; its organization is around a framework that students can understand. In this 7th edition, discussions include the rising societal risks of IT, new sections on digital convergence, messaging, and instant messaging, and a revised discussion on wireless technology. The topics of outsourcing and information security have been updated and enhanced. Information Systems Management in Practice continues to merge theory with practice through real-world case examples.