Using Information Technology

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Using Information Technology,4/e integrates solid,practical coverage of communications and the Internet/WWW throughout while covering the fundamental computing concepts surrounding the digital age including software,hardware,data,people,and procedures.

The 4/e incorporates the strong running themes listed below,all centered around educating today's consumer and demonstrating how the changing world of technology has such a major influence on our lives and the decisions we make with regard to the challenges faced as well as the endless promises that lie ahead. 5integrated running themes key to creating a savvy,internet consumer include: 1) How to Buy/Maintain a PC 2) The Nuts and Bolts of a PC 3) How to Select an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Getting Connected 4) How to Be a Smart Internet Consumer 5) Ethical Issues Related to Protecting Your Identity from Getting Stolen

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New edition of an introductory text. Topics include an overview of the information revolution, applications software, processors, storage, online resources, databases, information systems, software development, and cultural and social issues. Intended for use as a concepts textbook to accompany a one-semester introductory course on computers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072508130
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Edition description: 4TH PKG

Meet the Author

Stacey Sawyer has been a co-author on editions 2 through 5 of this successful product, as well co-authoring Using Information Technology. Sarah Hutchinson has been a co-author on all editions of this product as well as the Advantage Series. Both authors are well-recognized names with a history of success in the CIT market.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Information Technology: Your Digital World
Chapter 2 The Internet & the World Wide Web: Exploring Cyberspace
Chapter 3 Application Software: For Your Productivity and Creativity
Chapter 4 System Software: The Power behind the Power
Chapter 5 Hardware: The CPU & Storage: How to Buy a Multimedia Computer System
Chapter 6 Hardware: Input &Output: Taking Charge of Computing & Communications
Chapter 7 Networks & Communications: The "New Story" in Computing
Chapter 8 Files, Databases, & E-Commerce: Digital Engines for the New Economy
Chapter 9 The Challenges of the Digital Age: Society &Information Technology Today
Chapter 10 The Promises of the Digital Age: Society &Information Technology Tomorrow
Chapter 11 Information Systems: Information: Information Management & Systems Development
Appendix A: Software Development: Programming & Languages
Appendix B: More About the Boot Process
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