Computer Confluence: Comprehensive

Computer Confluence: Comprehensive : Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

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For courses in Introduction to Computers and Information Technology offered in departments of CIS, Computer Science, or Business. Available in two separate editions for maximum classroom flexibility, Computer Confluence combines three information sources--an illustrated textbook, a multimedia CD-ROM, and an up-to-the-minute Companion Website--to explore the promises and challenges of information technology, its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future. Author George Beekman seamlessly integrates his text with an unparalleled media package to provide a valuable learning package. Famous for his lively writing style, this is the perfect text for professors who want to explore the promises and challenges of information technology.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 624 pages
  • 209 x 276 x 22mm | 1,215g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 6th International edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
  • 0131273132
  • 9780131273139

Table of contents

Chapter 0. Basics. PART 1. Approaching Computers: Hardware and Software Fundamentals. Chapter 1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection. Chapter 2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box. Chapter 3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals. Chapter 4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine. PART 2. Using Software: Essential Applications. Chapter 5. Basic Office Applications. Chapter 6. Graphics, Digital Media, and Multimedia. Chapter 7. Database Applications and Implications. PART 3. Exploring with Computers: Networking and Internetworking. Chapter 8. Networking and Telecommunication. Chapter 9. Inside the Internet and the World Wide Web. PART 4. Living with Computers: Issues and Implications. Chapter 10. Computer Security and Privacy. Chapter 11.Computers at Work, School, and Home PART 5. Working with Computers: Management, IT, and E-commerce. Chapter 12. Information Systems in Business. Chapter 13. Electronic Commerce and E-Business. PART 6. Mastering Computers: Algorithms and Intelligence. Chapter 14. Systems Design and Development. Chapter 15. Is Artificial Intelligence Real?show more