Computer Confluence: Introduction

Computer Confluence: Introduction : 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 book for courses that want to explore the promises and challenges of information technology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 209 x 275 x 16mm | 863g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 6th International edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • 0131273051
  • 9780131273054

Table of contents

0. Basics. I. APPROACHING COMPUTERS. 1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection. 2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box. 3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals. 4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine. II. USING SOFTWARE: ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS. 5. Basic Office Applications. 6. Graphics, Digital Media, and Multimedia. 7. Database Applications and Implications. III. EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS. 8. Networking and Telecommunication. 9. Inside the Internet and the World Wide Web. IV. LIVING WITH COMPUTERS: ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS. 10. Computer Security and Privacy. Appendix: Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Glossary. Credits. Index.show more