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Summary

The most cutting-edge comprehensive computer concepts book is here! The Shelly Cashman Series introduces you to the latest edition of their best seller, Discovering Computers 2004: A Gateway to Information. This is not your average book update, it?s a total revision! Completely updated internal design and layout, major content changes and additions, new features, more student assessment, superior student Web site, and unparalleled teaching resources - making this book the best choice for your computer concepts class!

Table of Contents

Preface ix
To the Student xviii
Introduction to Computers
Objectives
1(1)
A World of Computers
2(2)
What is a Computer?
4(1)
Data and Information
4(1)
Information Processing Cycle
4(1)
The Components of a Computer
5(3)
Input Devices
5(1)
Output Devices
6(1)
System Unit
6(1)
Storage Devices
6(1)
Communications Devices
7(1)
Why is a Computer so Powerful?
8(1)
Speed
8(1)
Reliability and Consistency
8(1)
Accuracy
8(1)
Storage
8(1)
Communications
8(1)
Networks and the Internet
8(4)
The Internet
9(3)
Computer Software
12(4)
System Software
13(1)
Application Software
14(1)
Software Development
15(1)
Categories of Computers
16(1)
Personal Computers
16(2)
Desktop Computers
17(1)
Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices
18(2)
Notebook Computers
18(1)
Mobile Devices
19(1)
Midrange Servers
20(1)
Mainframes
21(1)
Supercomputers
21(1)
Elements of an Information System
22(1)
Examples of Computer Usage
23(8)
Home User
24(2)
Small Office/Home Office User
26(1)
Mobile User
27(1)
Large Business User
28(2)
Power User
30(1)
Computer Applications in Society
31(5)
Education
31(1)
Finance
32(1)
Government
32(1)
Health Care
33(1)
Science
34(1)
Publishing
34(1)
Travel
35(1)
Industry
36(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
Analog versus Digital: Making the Conversion
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Dell
38(1)
Palm
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Bill Gates
39(1)
Carly Fiorina
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Special Feature
Timeline 2004: Milestones in Computer History
50
The Internet and World Wide Web
Objectives
1(1)
The Internet
2(1)
History of the Internet
2(2)
Internet2
4(1)
How the Internet Works
4(5)
Connecting to the Internet
4(1)
Access Providers
5(2)
How Data Travels the Internet
7(1)
Internet Addresses
8(1)
The World Wide Web
9(16)
Browsing the Web
9(1)
Web Addresses
10(1)
Navigating Web Pages
11(1)
Searching for Information on the Web
12(2)
Types of Web Sites
14(3)
Multimedia on the Web
17(7)
E-Commerce
24(1)
Other Internet Services
25(9)
E-Mail
25(4)
FTP
29(1)
Newsgroups and Message Boards
29(2)
Mailing Lists
31(1)
Chat Rooms
32(1)
Instant Messaging
32(2)
Netiquette
34(1)
Web Publishing
34(2)
Plan a Web Site
34(1)
Analyze and Design a Web Site
34(1)
Create a Web Site
34(2)
Deploy a Web Site
36(1)
Maintain a Web Site
36(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
You Are One in a Few Billion (IP Addresses)
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Yahoo!
38(1)
AOL
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Tim Berners-Lee
39(1)
Anita Brown
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Special Feature Guide to World Wide Web Sites and Searching Techniques
50
Application Software
Objectives
1(1)
Application Software
2(4)
The Role of System Software
3(1)
Starting and Interacting with Application Software
4(2)
Business Software
6(14)
Word Processing Software
7(1)
Developing a Document
8(4)
Spreadsheet Software
12(3)
Database Software
15(1)
Presentation Graphics Software
16(2)
Personal Information Managers
18(1)
PDA Software
18(1)
Software Suite
19(1)
Project Management Software
19(1)
Accounting Software
19(1)
Graphics and Multimedia Software
20(4)
Computer-Aided Design
21(1)
Desktop Publishing Software (for the Professional)
21(1)
Paint/Image Editing Software (for the Professional)
22(1)
Video and Audio Editing Software
23(1)
Multimedia Authoring Software
23(1)
Web Page Authoring Software
24(1)
Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use
24(6)
Integrated Software
25(1)
Personal Finance Software
25(1)
Legal Software
26(1)
Tax Preparation Software
26(1)
Desktop Publishing Software (for Personal Use)
26(1)
Paint/Image Editing Software (for Personal Use)
27(1)
Clip Art/Image Gallery
28(1)
Home Design/Landscaping Software
28(1)
Educational and Reference Software
28(1)
Entertainment Software
29(1)
Application Software for Communications
30(1)
Application Software on the Web
31(2)
Application Service Providers
32(1)
Web-Based Training
32(1)
Learning Aids and Support Tools for Application Software
33(1)
Chapter Summary
34(1)
High-Tech Talk
35(1)
Infection and Delivery: How Computer Viruses Work
35(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
36(1)
Microsoft
36(1)
Apple Computer
36(1)
Technology Trailblazers
37(1)
Dan Bricklin
37(1)
Masayoshi Son
37(1)
Chapter Review
38(2)
Key Terms
40(1)
Checkpoint
41(3)
Learn it Online
44(2)
Lab Exercises
46(1)
Web Research
47
The Components of the System Unit
Objectives
1(1)
The System Unit
2(3)
The Motherboard
4(1)
Processor
5(8)
The Control Unit
6(1)
The Arithmetic Logic Unit
6(1)
Machine Cycle
6(1)
Registers
7(1)
The System Clock
7(1)
Comparison of Personal Computer Processors
8(2)
Processor Installation and Upgrades
10(2)
Heat Sinks and Heat Pipes
12(1)
Coprocessors
12(1)
Parallel Processing
12(1)
Data Representation
13(2)
Memory
15(8)
RAM
17(3)
Cache
20(1)
ROM
20(1)
Flash Memory
21(1)
CMOS
22(1)
Memory Access Times
22(1)
Expansion Slots and Adapter Cards
23(2)
PC Cards and Flash Memory Cards
24(1)
Ports and Connectors
25(5)
Serial Ports
27(1)
Parallel Ports
27(1)
USB Ports
28(1)
Special-Purpose Ports
28(2)
Buses
30(2)
Expansion Bus
31(1)
Bays
32(1)
Power Supply
33(1)
Mobile Computers and Devices
33(2)
Putting it all Together
35(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
The Genius of Memory: Transistors, Capacitors, and Electricity
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Intel
38(1)
AMD
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Jack Kilby
39(1)
Gordon Moore
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Input
Objectives
1(1)
What is Input?
2(2)
What Are Input Devices?
4(1)
The Keyboard
4(3)
Keyboard Connections
6(1)
Keyboard Ergonomics
6(1)
Pointing Devices
7(1)
Mouse
7(3)
Mouse Types
7(1)
Using a Mouse
8(2)
Other Pointing Devices
10(4)
Trackball
10(1)
Touchpad
10(1)
Pointing Stick
10(1)
Joystick and Wheel
11(1)
Light Pen
11(1)
Touch Screen
12(1)
Stylus, Digital Pen, and Cursor
12(2)
Voice Input
14(2)
Audio Input
15(1)
Input Devices for Mobile Users
16(3)
PDAs
16(2)
Tablet PCs
18(1)
Smart Phones
18(1)
Digital Cameras
19(3)
Digital Camera Quality
21(1)
Video Input
22(2)
PC Video Cameras
22(1)
Web Cams
23(1)
Video Conferencing
23(1)
Scanners and Reading Devices
24(6)
Optical Scanner
24(2)
Optical Readers
26(1)
Bar Code Scanner
27(2)
MICR Reader
29(1)
Data Collection Devices
29(1)
Terminals
30(2)
Point-of-Sale Terminals
30(1)
Automated Teller Machines
31(1)
Smart Displays
31(1)
Biometric Input
32(2)
Putting it All Together
34(1)
Input Devices for Physically Challenged Users
35(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
Input without Wires
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Logitech
38(1)
Nokia
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Douglas Engelbart
39(1)
Don Wetzel
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Special Feature PDA Application Software
50
Output
Objectives
1(1)
What is Output?
2(2)
Display Devices
4(1)
CRT Monitors
4(5)
CRT Monitor Ergonomics
5(1)
Quality of a CRT Monitor
5(2)
Video Cards and CRT Monitors
7(2)
Flat-Panel Displays
9(4)
Flat Panel Monitors
9(1)
LCD Technology
10(1)
LCD Quality
11(1)
Video Cards and Flat Panel Monitors
11(1)
Gas Plasma Displays
12(1)
Televisions and HDTV Displays
12(1)
Printers
13(10)
Impact Printers
14(1)
Nonimpact Printers
15(1)
Ink-Jet Printers
15(2)
Photo Printers
17(2)
Laser Printers
19(1)
Thermal Printers
20(1)
Portable Printers
21(1)
Label and Postage Printers
21(1)
Plotters and Large-Format Printers
22(1)
Wireless Printing
22(1)
Speakers and Headsets
23(2)
Other Output Devices
25(3)
Fax Machines and Fax Modems
25(1)
Multifunction Peripherals
26(1)
Data Projectors
26(1)
Force-Feedback Joysticks and Wheels
27(1)
Putting it All Together
28(1)
Output Devices for Physically Challenged Users
29(1)
Chapter Summary
30(1)
High-Tech Talk
31(1)
Sound Cards: Creating Music to Your Ears
31(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
32(1)
Hewlett-Packard
32(1)
RealNetworks
32(1)
Technology Trailblazers
33(1)
Donna Dubinsky
33(1)
Heidi Van Arnem
33(1)
Chapter Review
34(2)
Key Terms
36(1)
Checkpoint
37(3)
Learn it Online
40(2)
Lab Exercises
42(1)
Web Research
43
Special Feature Digital Imaging and Video Technology
44
Storage
Objectives
1(1)
Storage
2(3)
Floppy Disks
5(4)
Floppy Disk Drives
6(1)
Characteristics of a Floppy Disk
7(1)
Care of Floppy Disks
8(1)
Zip® Disks
9(1)
Hard Disks
9(6)
Characteristics of a Hard Disk
10(3)
External and Removable Hard Disks
13(1)
Hard Disk Controllers
13(1)
Maintaining Data Stored on a Hard Disk
14(1)
Internet Hard Drives
14(1)
CDS and DVDS
15(9)
Characteristics of CDs and DVDs
15(1)
Care of CDs and DVDs
16(1)
CD-ROMs
17(2)
Picture CDs and PhotoCDs
19(1)
CD-Rs and CD-RWs
20(2)
DVD-ROMs and DVD+RWs
22(1)
DVD+RW and Other DVD Variations
23(1)
Tape
24(1)
PC Cards
24(1)
Miniature Mobile Storage Media
25(3)
Smart Cards
27(1)
Microfilm and Microfiche
28(1)
Putting it all Together
29(1)
Chapter Summary
30(1)
High-Tech Talk
31(1)
Disk Formatting and File Systems
31(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
32(1)
Kingston
32(1)
EMC
32(1)
Technology Trailblazers
33(1)
Al Shugart
33(1)
Mark Dean
33(1)
Chapter Review
34(2)
Key Terms
36(1)
Checkpoint
37(3)
Learn it Online
40(2)
Lab Exercises
42(1)
Web Research
43
Operating Systems and Utility Programs
Objectives
1(1)
System Software
2(1)
Operating Systems
2(2)
Operating System Functions
4(11)
Starting a Computer
4(4)
Providing a User Interface
8(1)
Managing Programs
9(1)
Managing Memory
10(1)
Scheduling Jobs
11(1)
Configuring Devices
12(1)
Establishing an Internet Connection
13(1)
Monitoring Performance
14(1)
Providing File Management and Other Utilities
14(1)
Controlling a Network
14(1)
Administering Security
14(1)
Operating System Utility Programs
15(4)
File Manager
16(1)
Image Viewer
16(1)
Uninstaller
17(1)
Disk Scanner
17(1)
Disk Defragmenter
17(1)
Diagnostic Utility
18(1)
Backup Utility
18(1)
Screen Saver
18(1)
Types of Operating Systems
19(1)
Stand-Alone Operating Systems
20(5)
DOS
20(1)
Windows XP
20(2)
Mac OS X
22(1)
OS/2 Warp Client
23(1)
Unix
23(1)
Linux
24(1)
Network Operating Systems
25(1)
NetWare
25(1)
Windows Server 2003
25(1)
OS/2 Warp Server for e-business
25(1)
UNIX
25(1)
Linux
26(1)
Solaris
26(1)
Embedded Operating Systems
26(2)
Windows CE .NET
26(1)
Pocket PC 2002
27(1)
Palm OS
27(1)
Symbian OS
27(1)
Stand-Alone Utility Programs
28(2)
Antivirus Programs
28(1)
Personal Firewalls
29(1)
File Compression
29(1)
Personal Computer Maintenance
30(1)
Chapter Summary
30(1)
High-Tech Talk
31(1)
Windows XP: Taking Control with the Command Prompt
31(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
32(1)
Red Hat
32(1)
Network Associates
32(1)
Technology Trailblazers
33(1)
Linus Torvalds
33(1)
Steve Jobs
33(1)
Chapter Review
34(2)
Key Terms
36(1)
Checkpoint
37(3)
Learn it Online
40(2)
Lab Exercises
42(1)
Web Research
43
Special Feature Buyer's Guide 2004: How to Purchase, Install, and Maintain a Personal Computer
44
Communications and Networks
Objectives
1(1)
Communications
2(2)
Uses of Computer Communications
4(7)
Internet, Web, E-Mail, Instant Messaging, Chat Rooms, Newsgroups, FTP, Web Folders, Video Conferencing, and Fax
5(1)
Internet Telephony
6(1)
Internet Printing
6(1)
Web Services
6(1)
Collaboration
7(1)
Groupware
8(1)
Public Internet Access Points
8(1)
Cybercafes
8(1)
Global Positioning System
8(2)
Voice Mail
10(1)
Short Message Service
10(1)
Networks
11(9)
LANs, MANs, and WANs
13(1)
Network Architectures
14(2)
Network Topologies
16(1)
Network Communications Technologies
17(1)
Ethernet
17(1)
Token Ring
17(1)
TCP/IP
18(1)
802.11
18(1)
Bluetooth
18(1)
IrDA
19(1)
WAP
19(1)
Intranets
19(1)
Communications Software
20(2)
Communications Over the Telephone Network
22(2)
Dial-Up Lines
22(1)
Dedicated Lines
23(1)
ISDN Lines
23(1)
DSL
23(1)
T-carrier Lines
24(1)
ATM
24(1)
Communications Devices
24(5)
Dial-Up Modems
25(1)
ISDN and DSL Modems
26(1)
Cable Modems
26(1)
Network Cards
27(1)
Wireless Access Points
27(1)
Routers
28(1)
Connecting Networks
28(1)
Home Networks
29(2)
Wired Home Networks
29(1)
Wireless Home Networks
29(2)
Communications Channel
31(1)
Physical Transmission Media
32(1)
Twisted-Pair Cable
32(1)
Coaxial Cable
32(1)
Fiber-Optic Cable
33(1)
Wireless Transmission Media
33(3)
Infrared
34(1)
Broadcast Radio
34(1)
Cellular Radio
34(1)
Microwaves
35(1)
Communications Satellite
36(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
How Network Communications Work
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Sun
38(1)
Qualcomm
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Esther Dyson
39(1)
Robert Metcalfe
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Special Feature A World Without Wires
50
Database Management
Objectives
1(1)
Data and Information
2(3)
Data Integrity
3(1)
Qualities of Valuable Information
4(1)
The Hierarchy of Data
5(3)
Characters
5(1)
Fields
5(1)
Records
6(1)
Files
7(1)
Maintaining Data
8(3)
Adding Records
8(1)
Changing Records
9(1)
Deleting Records
10(1)
Validating Data
10(1)
File Processing Versus Databases
11(3)
File Processing Systems
11(1)
The Database Approach
12(2)
Database Management Systems
14(6)
Data Dictionary
14(2)
File Retrieval and Maintenance
16(2)
Data Security
18(1)
Backup and Recovery
19(1)
Relational, Object-Oriented, and Multidimensional Databases
20(4)
Relational Databases
20(2)
Object-Oriented Databases
22(1)
Multidimensional Databases
23(1)
Web Databases
24(2)
Database Administration
26(2)
Database Design Guidelines
26(1)
Role of the Database Analysts and Administrators
27(1)
Role of the Employee as a User
27(1)
Chapter Summary
28(2)
High-Tech Talk
29(1)
Normalization: The Key to Organizing Data Efficiently
29(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
30(1)
Sybase
30(1)
Oracle
30(1)
Technology Trailblazers
31(1)
E. F. Codd
31(1)
Larry Ellison
31(1)
Chapter Review
32(2)
Key Terms
34(1)
Checkpoint
35(3)
Learn it Online
38(2)
Lab Exercises
40(1)
Web Research
41
Special Feature E-Commerce 2004: A Revolution in Merchandising
42
Computers and Society, Security, Privacy, and Ethics
Objectives
1(1)
Computer Security Risks
2(1)
Computer Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
3(4)
Safeguards against Computer Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
4(3)
Unauthorized Access and Use
7(6)
Safeguards against Unauthorized Access and Use
8(1)
Firewalls
8(2)
Intrusion Detection Software
10(1)
Access Controls and Audit Trails
10(3)
Hardware Theft and Vandalism
13(1)
Safeguards against Hardware Theft and Vandalism
13(1)
Software Theft
14(2)
Safeguards against Software Theft
14(2)
Information Theft
16(2)
Safeguards against Information Theft
16(2)
System Failure
18(2)
Safeguards against System Failure
18(2)
Backing Up --- The Ultimate Safeguard
20(1)
Internet Security Risks
20(3)
Denial of Service Attacks
21(1)
Securing Internet Transactions
21(1)
Securing E-Mail Messages
22(1)
Ethics and Society
23(2)
Information Accuracy
24(1)
Intellectual Property Rights
24(1)
Codes of Conduct
25(1)
Information Privacy
25(7)
Electronic Profiles
26(1)
Cookies
27(2)
Spyware
29(1)
Spam
29(1)
Privacy Laws
30(1)
Employee Monitoring
31(1)
Content Filtering
31(1)
Health Concerns of Computer Use
32(4)
Computers and Health Risks
32(2)
Ergonomics and Workplace Design
34(1)
Computer Addiction
35(1)
Green Computing
35(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
The Key(s) to Making Encryption Work
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Symantec
38(1)
AuthenTec
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Donn Parker
39(1)
Clifford Stoll
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Information System Development
Objectives
1(1)
What is the System Development Cycle?
2(6)
Phases in the System Development Cycle
2(1)
Guidelines for System Development
3(1)
Who Participates in the System Development Cycle?
4(1)
Project Management
5(1)
Feasibility Assessment
6(1)
Documentation
7(1)
Data and Information Gathering Techniques
7(1)
What Initiates the System Development Cycle?
8(3)
Net Street Cafe --- A Case Study
10(1)
Planning Phase
11(1)
Planning at Net Street Cafe
11(1)
Analysis Phase
12(9)
The Preliminary Investigation
12(1)
Preliminary Investigation at Net Street Cafe
13(1)
Detailed Analysis
13(1)
Process Modeling
14(3)
Object Modeling
17(2)
The System Proposal
19(2)
Detailed Analysis at Net Street Cafe
21(1)
Design Phase
21(5)
Acquiring Necessary Hardware and Software
21(1)
Identifying Technical Specifications
21(1)
Soliciting Vendor Proposals
22(1)
Testing and Evaluating Vendor Proposals
23(1)
Making a Decision
23(1)
Hardware Acquisition at Net Street Cafe
23(1)
Detailed Design
24(1)
Prototyping
25(1)
Case Tools
25(1)
Quality Review Techniques
26(1)
Implementation Phase
26(3)
Develop Programs
27(1)
Install and Test the New System
27(1)
Train Users
27(1)
Convert to the New System
28(1)
Implementation at Net Street Cafe
29(1)
Support Phase
29(1)
Support at Net Street Cafe
30(1)
Chapter Summary
30(1)
High-Tech Talk
31(1)
Benchmarking: Testing Performance through Calculations
31(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
32(1)
Computer Associates
32(1)
PeopleSoft
32(1)
Technology Trailblazers
33(1)
Ed Yourdon
33(1)
Tom DeMarco
33(1)
Chapter Review
34(2)
Key Terms
36(1)
Checkpoint
37(3)
Learn it Online
40(2)
Lab Exercises
42(1)
Web Research
43
Programming Languages and Program Development
Objectives
1(1)
Computer Programs and Programming Languages
2(1)
Low-Level Languages
3(1)
Procedural Languages
4(3)
Basic
6(1)
Cobol
6(1)
C
7(1)
Object-Oriented Programming Languages
7(5)
C++
8(1)
Java
8(1)
Visual Programming Languages
9(1)
Visual Studio .NET
10(1)
Delphi
11(1)
PowerBuilder
12(1)
Nonprocedural Languages and Program Development Tools
12(4)
RPG
12(1)
4GLs
13(1)
Application Generators
13(1)
Macros
14(2)
Web Page Development
16(6)
HTML
16(1)
Scripts, Applets, Servlets, and ActiveX Controls
17(2)
Scripting Languages
19(1)
Dynamic HTML
20(1)
XHTML, XML, and WML
20(1)
Web Page Authoring Software
21(1)
Multimedia Program Development
22(1)
Other Programming Languages
22(2)
The Program Development Cycle
24(1)
What Initiates the Program Development Cycle?
24(1)
Step 1 -- Analyze Requirements
25(1)
Step 2 -- Design Solution
26(6)
Structured Design
26(1)
Object-Oriented Design
27(1)
Control Structures
28(2)
Design Tools
30(2)
Step 3 -- Validate Design
32(1)
Step 4 -- Implement Design
33(1)
Extreme Programming
33(1)
Step 5 -- Test Solution
34(2)
Step 6 -- Document Solution
36(1)
Chapter Summary
36(1)
High-Tech Talk
37(1)
Extending the Web Using XML
37(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
38(1)
Macromedia
38(1)
Rational Software
38(1)
Technology Trailblazers
39(1)
Dennis Ritchie
39(1)
James Gosling
39(1)
Chapter Review
40(2)
Key Terms
42(1)
Checkpoint
43(3)
Learn it Online
46(2)
Lab Exercises
48(1)
Web Research
49
Enterprise Computing
Objectives
1(1)
What is Enterprise Computing?
2(5)
Organizational Structure of an Enterprise
4(1)
Levels of Users
5(1)
How Managers Use Information
6(1)
Information Systems in the Enterprise
7(14)
Information Systems within Functional Units
8(5)
General Purpose Information Systems
13(5)
Integrated Information Systems
18(3)
Enterprise-Wide Technologies
21(5)
Portals
21(1)
EDI
22(1)
Data Warehouses
22(1)
Extranets
23(1)
Web Services
23(1)
Workflow
24(1)
Virtual Private Network
25(1)
The E-Retailing Market Sector
26(1)
Other E-Commerce Market Sectors on the Web
26(3)
Finance
27(1)
Entertainment and Media
28(1)
Travel
28(1)
Health
28(1)
Other Business Services
29(1)
Enterprise Hardware
29(6)
Raid
30(1)
Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
31(1)
Enterprise Storage Systems
32(1)
Blade Servers
33(1)
High-Availability Systems
33(1)
Scalability
34(1)
Interoperability
34(1)
Backup Procedures and Security
35(3)
Disaster Recovery Plan
36(1)
Security in the Enterprise
37(1)
Developing a Computer Security Plan
37(1)
Chapter Summary
38(1)
High-Tech Talk
39(1)
Neural Networks: Learning from Experience
39(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
40(1)
SAP
40(1)
IBM
40(1)
Technology Trailblazers
41(1)
Tom Siebel
41(1)
Jim Clark
41(1)
Chapter Review
42(2)
Key Terms
44(1)
Checkpoint
45(3)
Learn it Online
48(2)
Lab Exercises
50(1)
Web Research
51
Computer Careers and Certification
Objectives
1(1)
The Computer Industry
2(1)
Careers in the Computer Industry
3(5)
Computer Careers in General Business and Government Organizations
3(1)
The Computer Equipment Industry
4(1)
The Computer Software Industry
5(1)
Computer Careers in the Service and Repair Industry
6(1)
Computer Careers in Sales
6(1)
The Computer Education and Training Industry
7(1)
Consulting in the Computer Industry
7(1)
Working in an it Department
8(2)
Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry
10(6)
Choosing the Right Course of Study
10(2)
Attending a Trade School
12(1)
Searching for Computer-Related Jobs
12(2)
Planning for Career Development
14(1)
Professional Organizations
14(1)
Professional Growth and Continuing Education
15(1)
Computer Publications
16(1)
Certification
16(6)
Certification Benefits
17(2)
Choosing a Certification
19(1)
Preparing for Certification
20(1)
Certification Examinations
21(1)
A Guide to Certification
22(4)
Application Software Certifications
22(1)
Operating System Certifications
22(1)
Programming Certifications
23(1)
Hardware Certifications
24(1)
Networking Certifications
24(1)
Internet Certifications
25(1)
Database System Certifications
25(1)
Chapter Summary
26(1)
High-Tech Talk
27(1)
Magnetic Motion Capture: Making the Game
27(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
28(1)
Monster
28(1)
Cisco
28(1)
Technology Trailblazers
29(1)
Steve Ballmer
29(1)
Steve Wozniak
29(1)
Chapter Review
30(2)
Key Terms
32(1)
Checkpoint
33(3)
Learn it Online
36(2)
Lab Exercises
38(1)
Web Research
39
Special Feature Trends 2004: A Look to the Future
40
Appendix A
1(1)
Making Use of the Web
1(1)
Appendix B
1(1)
Coding Schemes and Number Systems
1(1)
Appendix C
1(1)
Computer Acronyms
1(1)
Glossary Index 1(28)
Photo Credits 29


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