Using Information Technology / Edition 8

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Overview

The Williams, Using Information Technology, 8th edition utilizes a practical, applied approach to technology. This text is user-focused and has been highly updated including topics, pictures and examples. The Williams text contains less theory and more application to engage students who might be more familiar with technology. Continually published and updated for over 15 years, Using Information Technology was the first text to foresee and define the impact of digital convergence—the fusion of computers and communications. It was also the first text to acknowledge the new priorities imposed by the Internet and World Wide Web and bring discussion of them from late in the course to the beginning. Today, it is directed toward the “Always On” generation that is at ease with digital technology—comfortable with iPhones, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and the blogosphere—but not always savvy about its processes, possibilities, and liabilities.

This 8th edition continues to address the two most significant challenges that instructors face in teaching this course:

• Trying to make the course interesting and challenging,

and

• Trying to teach to students with a variety of computer backgrounds.

In addition, this text correlates with Simnet Online for full integration of resources within the Computing Concepts course.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780073516752
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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