Emerging Technologies for Business Professionals

Book description

Embrace emerging technology in your own organization with jargon-free and practical guidance

In Emerging Technologies for Business Professionals: A Nontechnical Guide to the Governance and Management of Disruptive Technologies, a team of accomplished accounting systems experts and educators delivers a straightforward and jargon-free management and governance blueprint of emerging technologies ideal for business professionals. In this book you will learn how to use cutting-edge technologies, including AI, analytics, robotic process automation, blockchain, and more to maintain competitive advantage while managing risks.

The authors provide real-world examples and case studies of each of the discussed technologies, allowing readers to place the technical details in the context of identifiable business environments. Each chapter offers simple and useful insights in new technology that can be immediately applied by business professionals. Readers will also find:

  • Discussions of a host of new computing technologies, including edge, cloud, and quantum computing
  • Exploration of how the disruptive technologies such as metaverse and non-fungible tokens will impact business operations
  • Easy-to-understand explanations of the latest, most relevant technologies with applications in accounting, marketing, and operations

An essential resource for Certified Public Accountants, CPA candidates, and students of accounting and business, Emerging Technologies for Business Professionals will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone interested in adopting emerging technologies in their own organizations.

Table of contents

  1. COVER
  6. CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Emerging Technologies
    1. Impact of Emerging Technology
    2. IT Governance
    3. Introduction to Technologies
    4. Final Thoughts
    5. Notes
  7. CHAPTER 2: Information Technology and Ethics
    1. Ethics
    2. Reasons for IT Ethical Issues
    3. Ethical Issues Related to Information Technology
    4. Ethical Framework for Information Technology Decision‐Making
    5. Notes
  8. CHAPTER 3: Introduction to Data Analytics
    1. Data Analytics
    2. Analytics Concepts
    3. Analytics Tools
    4. Use Cases
    5. Notes
  9. CHAPTER 4: Data Analytics Governance and Management
    1. Data Analytics Projects
    2. Implementing Analytics
    3. Data Analytic Process
    4. Data Quality
    5. Data Governance
    6. Ethics
    7. Notes
  10. CHAPTER 5: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    1. Artificial Intelligence
    2. How to Build an AI Model
    3. Types of Artificial Intelligence
    4. AI Platforms and Software Applications
    5. Use Cases
    6. Notes
  11. CHAPTER 6: Artificial Intelligence Implementation and Management
    1. Implementation Framework
    2. Implementation Lifecycle
    3. AI Governance and Management
    4. Ethical Considerations
    5. Notes
  12. CHAPTER 7: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
    1. Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
    2. Cryptocurrency
    3. Blockchain
    4. How Does Blockchain Work? Cryptocurrency Example
    5. Notes
  13. CHAPTER 8: Blockchain Developments and Governance
    1. Blockchain Layers
    2. Types of Blockchains
    3. Smart Contracts
    4. Other Developments
    5. Use Cases
    6. Governance and Management of Blockchain
    7. Future Trends
    8. Notes
  14. CHAPTER 9: The Metaverse and Non‐Fungible Tokens
    1. Metaverse
    2. Non‐Fungible Tokens
    3. The Metaverse and NFT Economy
    4. Notes
  15. CHAPTER 10: Introduction to Robotic Process Automation
    1. How RPA Works
    2. RPA Software Applications
    3. Future Trends
    4. Use Cases
    5. Additional Resources
    6. Notes
  16. CHAPTER 11: Robotic Process Automation Implementation and Management
    1. RPA Framework: Successful RPA Projects
    2. RPA Lifecycle
    3. Governance and Management
    4. Notes
  17. CHAPTER 12: Quantum and Edge Computing
    1. Conventional Computing
    2. Quantum Computing
    3. Edge Computing
    4. Notes
  18. CHAPTER 13: Augmented Reality
    1. Virtual Versus Augmented Reality
    2. Augmented Reality Equipment
    3. AR Use Cases
    4. Challenges and Limitations of AR
    5. Management and Governance of AR
    6. Notes
  19. CHAPTER 14: Introduction to Cybersecurity
    1. What Is Cybersecurity?
    2. Cybersecurity Challenges
    3. Cybersecurity Domains
    4. Security Concepts
    5. Cybersecurity Trends
    6. Notes
  20. CHAPTER 15: Cybersecurity Management
    1. Cybersecurity Strategy
    2. Cybersecurity Governance and Management
    3. Cybersecurity Controls
    4. Cybersecurity Reporting and Disclosure
    5. Notes
  21. APPENDIX: Governance Frameworks
    1. COSO Internal Control Framework
    2. COSO Enterprise Risk Management
    3. COBIT
    4. NIST
    5. System and Organization Controls (SOC)
    6. Conclusion
    7. Additional Resources
    8. Notes
  24. INDEX

Product information

  • Title: Emerging Technologies for Business Professionals
  • Author(s): Nishani Vincent, Amy Igou
  • Release date: September 2023
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119987369