Computers: Information Technology in Perspective / Edition 10

Computers: Information Technology in Perspective / Edition 10

by Larry Long, Nancy Long
     
 

ISBN-10: 013009479X

ISBN-13: 9780130094797

Pub. Date: 05/24/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This tenth edition is a technology update intended to bring Computers abreast with a rampaging technology. About six Internet years pass in one real-time year, the elapsed time since the last edition. The tenth edition retains the same familiar look and feel as the ninth edition. However, it contains hundreds of changes needed to ensure that Long…  See more details below

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This tenth edition is a technology update intended to bring Computers abreast with a rampaging technology. About six Internet years pass in one real-time year, the elapsed time since the last edition. The tenth edition retains the same familiar look and feel as the ninth edition. However, it contains hundreds of changes needed to ensure that Long continues to be the most current introductory IT book available. Includes over 150 new or updated images that reflect the latest releases and innovations in software. Numerous new photos show new hardware and applications. Throughout the book, capacities and speeds for communications hardware, disks, RAM, processors, printers, and so on have been adjusted to reflect the state of the art. Provides essential information on hardware, Windows, and networking procedures, and on word processing, e-mail, and browser software. Expanded presentation of ethics; additional coverage of the Internet; and a new IT Illustrated section on careers gives readers an in-depth look at career opportunities for IT specialists and for IT-competent people. For anyone who wants to advance their personal computing experience and skills, and individuals considering careers as IT specialists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130094797
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/24/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.16(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Student
Preface to the Instructor
Getting Started1
Ch. 1The Technology Revolution20
Ch. 2Software76
Ch. 3Going Online130
Ch. 4Inside the Computer170
Ch. 5Storing and Retrieving Information206
Ch. 6Information Input and Output238
Ch. 7Networks and Networking280
Ch. 8IT Ethics and Healthy Computing320
Ch. 9Exploring the Cyberworld354
Ch. 10Information Systems386
Ch. 11Developing Business Information Systems416
Ch. 12Technology and Society446
Answers to Self-Check Questions
Glossary
Index

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