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IT Text for Managers by ASM Faculty Member Leads Press

September 25, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE The Anderson Schools of Management are proud to announce that the third edition of Systems Architecture: Software and Hardware Concepts in Business Information Systems by Dr. Steve Burd is now in print. Dr. Burd has been an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at The Anderson Schools since 1984.

Systems Architecture provides a foundation of technical knowledge needed by Information Systems professionals to perform tasks such as programming, software design, hardware and software procurement, and managing computer and network infrastructure. Unlike most books on these subjects, however, this book is designed with business people in mind not computer scientists or software engineers. The concepts are dealt with in more depth than an average college course would offer, making this text ideal for practical application of the concepts. The book is complemented by a web site offering interactive exploration of the concepts.

In its third edition, the book has become a national sales leader in the discipline and copies of Systems Architecture are widely available.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.