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Computing in the Information Age 2E is written for people with little or no background in Computing. The objective of this book is to explain computing today in a clear and meaningful way and to focus on those concepts likely to have the greatest impact as we approach the next century and the next phase of the information revolution. The unique applicability of computers to business and to life is demonstrated, the advantage gained by knowing how and when to use computers, and the potential of computers to enrich our life.
The Basics of Computing: Hardware, Software, Connectivity, and People.
From Micros to Mammoths.
Using Prodcutivity Tools.
HARDWARE ADVANCES THE INFORMATION AGE.
Input and Output: From Applications to Hardware.
Secondary Storage Devices.
SOFTWARE DRIVES THE INFORMATION AGE.
Application Packages: Beyond Basic Productivity Tools.
Developing Custom Software.
CONNECTIVITY UNITES THE INFORMATION AGE.
Connectivity, Networks, and The Information Superhighway.
PEOPLE POWER MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
Systems Analysis and Design.
Database Management Information Systems.
Social Issuses in Computing.