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Understanding Computers: Today & Tomorrow, Comprehensive / Edition 12

Understanding Computers: Today & Tomorrow, Comprehensive / Edition 12

by Deborah Morley


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Give your students a classic, well-rounded introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow will ensure that students have the comprehensive, current knowledge of computer concepts and issues needed to succeed in our techoecentric society. The completely updated 12th edition offers exciting new coverage of emerging technologies, including Software as a Service (Saas), Web 2.0, dual-mode mobile phones, ZigBee, Net neutrality, and social networking sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423925217
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/07/2008
Series: Available Titles Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) - Office 2010 Series
Edition description: Comprehens
Pages: 776
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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

Introduction Module. 1. Introduction to the World of Computers. Hardware Module. 2. The System Unit: Processing and Memory. 3. Storage. 4. Input and Output. Software Module. 5. System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs. 6. Application Software. Networks and the Internet Module. 7. Computer Networks. 8. The Internet and World Wide Web. 9. Network and Internet Security. Web Applications Module. 10. Multimedia and the Web. 11. E-Commerce. Systems Module. 12. Information Systems and System Development. 13. Program Development and Programming Languages. 14. Databases and Database Management Systems. Computers and Society Module. 15. Computer Security and Privacy. 16. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment. References and Resources Guide.

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