Using Information Technology Complete Edition / Edition 5

Using Information Technology Complete Edition / Edition 5

by Brian K. Williams, Stacey Sawyer
     
 

Using Information Technology, 5/e covers the fundamental computing concepts that are part of the digital age, including software, hardware, data, people, and procedures. The text centers on educating today's technology consumer, using themes of ethics, the Internet, and communications to demonstrate how the changing world of technology influences our lives and the… See more details below

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Using Information Technology, 5/e covers the fundamental computing concepts that are part of the digital age, including software, hardware, data, people, and procedures. The text centers on educating today's technology consumer, using themes of ethics, the Internet, and communications to demonstrate how the changing world of technology influences our lives and the decisions we make.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072485554
Publisher:
Career Education
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Mind Tools for Your Future

1.1
Infotech Becomes Commonplace: Cellphones, E-Mail, the Internet, & the E-World

1.2
The “All-Purpose Machine”: The Varieties of Computers

1.3
Understanding the Computer: Pretending to Build Your Own PC

1.4
Where Is Information Technology Headed?

1.5
Infotech Becomes Commonplace: Cellphones, E-Mail, the Internet, & the E-World 

1.6
The “All-Purpose Machine”: The Varieties of Computers 

1.7
Understanding Your Computer: What If You Custom-Ordered Your Own PC? 

1.8
Where Is Information Technology Headed? 

CHAPTER 2 THE INTERNET & THE WORLD WIDE WEB: Exploring Cyberspace

2.1
Choosing Your Internet Access Device & Physical Connection: The Quest for Broadband

2.2
Choosing Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)

2.3
Sending & Receiving E-Mail

2.4
The World Wide Web

2.5
The Online Gold Mine: More Internet Resources, Your Personal Cyberspace, E-Commerce, & the E-conomy

CHAPTER 3 APPLICATION SOFTWARE: Tools for Thinking & Working More Productively

3.1 Application Software: Getting Started 

3.2 Common Features of Software

3.3 Word Processing 

3.4
Spreadsheets 

3.5
Database Software 

3.6
Specialty Software 

CHAPTER 4 SYSTEM SOFTWARE: Power Behind the Power

4.1 The Components of System Software 

4.2 The Operating System: What It Does 

4.3 Other System Software: Device Drivers & Utility Programs 

4.4 CommonOperating Systems 

4.5 The OS of the Future: “The Network Is the Computer” 

4.6 Online Software &Application Service Providers: Turning Point for the Software Industry 

CHAPTER 5 HARDWARE—THE CPU & STORAGE: How to Buy a Multimedia Computer System

5.1 Microchips, Miniaturization, & Mobility 

5.2 The System Unit 

5.3
Secondary Storage 

5.4 Future Developments in Processing & Storage 

CHAPTER 6 HARDWARE—INPUT & OUTPUT: Taking Charge of Computing and Communications

6.1 Input & Output 

6.2 Input Hardware 

6.3
Output Hardware 

6.4 The Future of Input & Output 

6.5 Input & Output Technology & Quality of Life: Health & Ergonomics 

CHAPTER 7 TELECOMMUNICATIONS—NETWORKS & COMMUNICATIONS: The “New Story” in Computing

7.1
From the Analog to the Digital Age 

7.2
The Practical Uses of Communications 

7.3 Communications Channels: The Conduits of Communications 

7.4 Factors Affecting How Data Is Transmitted

7.5
Networks 

7.6
The Future of Communications 

7.7
Cyberethics: Controversial Material, Privacy, & Intellectual Property 

CHAPTER 8 E-COMMERCE, FILES, & DATABASES: Digital Engines for the New Economy

8.1 Managing Files: Basic Concepts 

8.2 Database Management Systems 

8.3 Database Models 

8.4 Features of a Database Management System 

8.5 Databases & the New Economy: E-Commerce, Data Mining, & B2B Systems 

8.6 The Ethics of Using Storage & Databases: Concerns about Accuracy & Privacy 

CHAPTER 9 THE CHALLENGES OF THE DIGITAL AGE: Society & Information Technology Today

9.1 Security Issues: Threats to Computers & Communications Systems 

9.2
Security: Safeguarding Computers & Communications 

9.3
Quality-of-Life Issues: The Environment, Mental Health, & the Workplace 

9.4
Economic Issues: Employment & the Haves/Have-Nots 

9.5 The Digital Environment: Is There a Grand Design? 

CHAPTER 10 THE PROMISES OF THE DIGITAL AGE: Society & Information Technology Tomorrow

10.1 Emerging Global Telecommunications 

10.2 Artificial Intelligence 

10.3
Information & Education 

10.4 Health, Medicine, & Science 

10.5 Commerce & Money 

10.6 Entertainment & the Arts 

10.7 Government & Electronic Democracy 

10.8 Jobs & Careers  

CHAPTER 11 INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Information Management & Systems Development

11.1 Organizations Managers & Information  

11.2 Computer-Based Information Systems 

11.3 Systems Development: The Six Phases of Systems Analysis & Design  

APPENDIX SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: Programming & Languages

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