Understanding Computers: Today & Tomorrow, 2009 Update / Edition 12

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Today's readers gain a well-rounded, classic introduction to today's computer concepts with a modern twist when they pick up Morley's UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY & TOMORROW, 2009 UPDATE, 12E. This edition reflects the latest breaking and most relevant technology news to ensure a comprehensive, current knowledge of computer concepts and issues for success in today's techoecentric society. Top-name industry experts from companies, such as Nokia, IBM, and MS Windows Vista, provide insights and personal experiences that emphasize the relevance of the material within the text. The book's reader-friendly writing style, Module organization that connects topics to one another, and the author's emphasis on some of today's most timely technology-societal issues keep readers engaged throughout. UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY & TOMORROW, 2009 UPDATE, 12E provides a thorough understanding of computer concepts that will serve today's readers well today and throughout your future.

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Meet the Author

Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Module. 1. Introduction to the World of Computers. Hardware Module. 2. The System Unit: Processing and Memory. 3. Storage. 4. Input and Output. Software Module. 5. System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs. 6. Application Software. Networks and the Internet Module. 7. Computer Networks. 8. The Internet and World Wide Web. 9. Network and Internet Security. Web Applications Module. 10. Multimedia and the Web. 11. E-Commerce. Systems Module. 12. Information Systems and System Development. 13. Program Development and Programming Languages. 14. Databases and Database Management Systems. Computers and Society Module. 15. Computer Security and Privacy. 16. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment. References and Resources Guide.

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