Introduction to Computers and Information Systems

Introduction to Computers and Information Systems

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This text bridges current technologies and their applications. A new chapter looks at interacting with computers, and addresses concepts the users need to know to interact effectively with computers. There is expanded coverage of networking, ethics, and ergonomics, and new "applications of information technology" and "personal computing" boxes demonstrate the application orientation and personal computer emphasis. It covers the most current technology and applications, placing greater emphasis on ethical issues, and updates coverages of networking.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 205 x 255mm | 912g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • International 4 Revised ed of
  • Illustrationssome col.), ports.(some col.)
  • 0130979813
  • 9780130979810

Table of contents

Part 1 Computers today: the world of computers; computer systems - micros to supercomputers; interacting with computers. Part 2 Hardware: inside the computer; input/output devices; data storage and organization; data communications and networking. Part 3 Software: system software and platforms; programming concepts and languages; text and image processing software; spreadsheet and database software. Part 4 Management information systems: the MIS and decision support systems; analysis and design of business information systems. Part 5 Opportunity, responsibility and challenge: computers in society - today and tomorrow.show more