Using Information Technology, 6/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.
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.
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.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Information TechnologyYour Digital WorldChapter 2: The Internet & the World Wide WebExploring CyberspaceChapter 3: Application SoftwareFor Productivity & CreativityChapter 4: Hardware: The CPU & StorageHow to Buy a Multimedia Computer SystemChapter 5: Hardware: Input & OutputTaking Charge of Computing & CommunicationsChapter 6: Networks & CommunicationsThe “New Story” in ComputingChapter 7: Files, Databases, & E-CommerceDigital Engines for the New EconomyChapter 8: Society & The Digital AgeChallenges & Promises