Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow: Comprehensive / Edition 16 available in Paperback
Discover a modern introduction to computer concepts with UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, COMPREHENSIVE, 16E. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this book provides reliable information to help you learn about emerging technologies that may impact the way industries conduct business in the future. You become familiar with exciting technology developments and take a sneak peek at the future of modular smartphones, smartphone driver licenses, robot butlers and other robotic assistants, perceptual computing, smart clothes, 4K video, and emerging networking standards.
About 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.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the World of Technology. 2. The System Unit, Processing, and Memory 3. Storage. 4. Input and Output. 5. System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs. 6. Application Software: Desktop and Mobile Apps. 7. Networks and Communication Devices. 8. The Internet. 9. Security and Privacy. 10. Information Systems and System Development. 11. Program Development and Programming Languages. 12. Databases and Database Management Systems. 13. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment. References and Resources Guide. Glossary.