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Discovering Computers 2005: A Gateway to Information Web Enhanced, Complete

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Summary

For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series? has effectively introduced computers to millions of students - consistently providing the highest quality, most up-to-date, and innovative materials in computer education. This new edition employs the proven Shelly Cashman approach to learning, presents fundamental computer concepts in a clear writing style, and includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises. The book?s visually appealing layout keeps students interested and allows them to receive the most interactive learning experience on computer concepts.

Table of Contents

Preface xii
To the Student xviii
Introduction to Computers
Objectives
3(1)
A World of Computers
4(2)
What is a Computer?
6(1)
Data and Information
6(1)
Information Processing Cycle
6(1)
The Components of a Computer
7(3)
Input Devices
7(1)
Output Devices
8(1)
System Unit
8(1)
Storage Devices
8(1)
Communications Devices
9(1)
Why is a Computer So Powerful?
10(1)
Speed
10(1)
Reliability and Consistency
10(1)
Accuracy
10(1)
Storage
10(1)
Communications
10(1)
Networks and the Internet
10(4)
The Internet
11(3)
Computer Software
14(4)
System Software
15(1)
Application Software
16(1)
Software Development
17(1)
Categories of Computers
18(1)
Personal Computers
18(2)
Desktop Computers
19(1)
Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices
20(2)
Notebook Computers
20(1)
Mobile Devices
21(1)
Midrange Servers
22(1)
Mainframes
23(1)
Supercomputers
23(1)
Elements of an Information System
24(1)
Examples of Computer Usage
25(8)
Home User
26(2)
Small Office/Home Office User
28(1)
Mobile User
29(1)
Large Business User
30(2)
Power User
32(1)
Computer Applications in Society
33(5)
Education
33(1)
Finance
34(1)
Government
34(1)
Health Care
35(1)
Science
36(1)
Publishing
36(1)
Travel
37(1)
Industry
38(1)
Chapter Summary
38(1)
High-Tech Talk
39(1)
Analog versus Digital: Making the Conversion
39(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
40(1)
Dell
40(1)
palmOne
40(1)
Technology Trailblazers
41(1)
Bill Gates
41(1)
Carly Fiorina
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(16)
Timeline 2005: Milestones in Computer History
52(15)
The Internet and World Wide Web
Objectives
67(1)
The Internet
68(1)
History of the Internet
68(2)
Internet2
70(1)
How the Internet Works
70(5)
Connecting to the Internet
70(1)
Access Providers
71(2)
How Data Travels the Internet
73(1)
Internet Addresses
74(1)
The World Wide Web
75(16)
Browsing the Web
75(1)
Web Addresses
76(1)
Navigating Web Pages
77(1)
Searching for Information on the Web
78(2)
Types of Web Sites
80(3)
Multimedia on the Web
83(7)
E-Commerce
90(1)
Other Internet Services
91(9)
E-Mail
91(4)
FTP
95(1)
Newsgroups and Message Boards
95(2)
Mailing Lists
97(1)
Chat Rooms
98(1)
Instant Messaging
98(2)
Netiquette
100(1)
Web Publishing
100(2)
Plan a Web Site
100(1)
Analyze and Design a Web Site
100(1)
Create a Web Site
100(2)
Deploy a Web Site
102(1)
Maintain a Web Site
102(1)
Chapter Summary
102(1)
High-Tech Talk
103(1)
You Are One in a Few Billion (IP Addresses)
103(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
104(1)
Yahoo!
104(1)
AOL
104(1)
Technology Trailblazers
105(1)
Tim Berners-Lee
105(1)
Anita Brown
105(1)
Chapter Review
106(2)
Key Terms
108(1)
Checkpoint
109(3)
Learn It Online
112(2)
Lab Exercises
114(1)
Web Research
115(16)
Guide to World Wide Web Sites and Searching Techniques
116(15)
Application Software
Objectives
131(1)
Application Software
132(4)
The Role of System Software
133(1)
Starting and Interacting with Application Software
134(2)
Business Software
136(14)
Developing a Document
138(4)
Spreadsheet Software
142(3)
Database Software
145(1)
Presentation Graphics Software
146(1)
Note Taking Software
147(1)
Personal Information Managers
148(1)
PDA Business Software
148(1)
Software Suite
149(1)
Project Management Software
149(1)
Accounting Software
149(1)
Graphics and Multimedia Software
150(4)
Computer-Aided Design
151(1)
Desktop Publishing Software (for the Professional)
151(1)
Paint/Image Editing Software (for the Professional)
152(1)
Video and Audio Editing Software
153(1)
Multimedia Authoring Software
153(1)
Web Page Authoring Software
154(1)
Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use
154(6)
Software Suite (for Personal Use)
155(1)
Personal Finance Software
155(1)
Legal Software
156(1)
Tax Preparation Software
156(1)
Desktop Publishing Software (for Personal Use)
156(1)
Paint/Image Editing Software (for Personal Use)
157(1)
Clip Art/Image Gallery
158(1)
Home Design/Landscaping Software
158(1)
Educational and Reference Software
158(1)
Entertainment Software
159(1)
Application Software for Communications
160(1)
Application Software on the Web
161(2)
Application Service Providers
162(1)
Web-Based Training
162(1)
Learning Aids and Support Tools for Application Software
163(1)
Chapter Summary
164(1)
High-Tech Talk
165(1)
Infection and Delivery: How Computer Viruses Work
165(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
166(1)
Microsoft
166(1)
Apple Computer
166(1)
Technology Trailblazers
167(1)
Dan Bricklin
167(1)
Masayoshi Sun
167(1)
Chapter Review
168(2)
Key Terms
170(1)
Checkpoint
171(3)
Learn it Online
174(2)
Lab Exercises
176(1)
Web Research
177(2)
The Components of the System Unit
Objectives
179(1)
The System Unit
180(3)
The Motherboard
182(1)
Processor
183(8)
The Arithmetic Logic Unit
184(1)
Machine Cycle
184(1)
Registers
185(1)
The System Clock
185(1)
Comparison of Personal Computer Processors
186(2)
Processor Installation and Upgrades
188(2)
Heat Sinks and Heat Pipes
190(1)
Coprocessors
190(1)
Parallel Processing
190(1)
Data Representation
191(2)
Memory
193(8)
Ram
195(3)
Cache
198(1)
ROM
198(1)
Flash Memory
199(1)
CMOS
200(1)
Memory Access Times
200(1)
Expansion Slots and Adapter Cards
201(2)
PC Cards and Flash Memory Cards
202(1)
Ports and Connectors
203(5)
Serial Ports
205(1)
Parallel Ports
205(1)
USB Ports
206(1)
Special-Purpose Ports
206(2)
Buses
208(2)
Expansion Bus
209(1)
Bays
210(1)
Power Supply
211(1)
Mobile Computers and Devices
211(2)
Putting it All Together
213(1)
Chapter Summary
214(1)
High-Tech Talk
215(1)
Genius of Memory: Transistors, Capacitors, and Electricity
215(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
216(1)
Intel
216(1)
AMD
216(1)
Technology Trailblazers
217(1)
Jack Kilby
217(1)
Gordon Moore
217(1)
Chapter Review
218(2)
Key Terms
220(1)
Checkpoint
221(3)
Learn It Online
224(2)
Lab Exercises
226(1)
Web Research
227(2)
Input
Objectives
229(1)
What is Input?
230(2)
What are Input Devices?
232(1)
The Keyboard
232(3)
Keyboard Connections
234(1)
Keyboard Ergonomics
234(1)
Pointing Devices
235(1)
Mouse
235(3)
Mouse Types
235(1)
Using a Mouse
236(2)
Other Pointing Devices
238(4)
Trackball
238(1)
Touchpad
238(1)
Pointing Stick
238(1)
Joystick and Wheel
239(1)
Light Pen
239(1)
Touch Screen
240(1)
Stylus, Digital Pen, and Cursor
240(2)
Voice Input
242(2)
Audio Input
243(1)
Input for PDAs, Tablet PCs, and Smart Phones
244(3)
PDAs
244(1)
Tablet PCs
245(1)
Smart Phones
246(1)
Digital Cameras
247(3)
Digital Camera Quality
249(1)
Video Input
250(2)
PC Video Cameras
250(1)
Web Cams
251(1)
Video Conferencing
251(1)
Scanners and Reading Devices
252(4)
Optical Scanner
252(2)
Optical Readers
254(1)
Bar Code Reader
255(1)
Primary Market
256(2)
MICR Reader
257(1)
Data Collection Devices
257(1)
Terminals
258(2)
Point-of-Sale Terminals
258(1)
Automated Teller Machines
259(1)
Smart Displays
259(1)
Biometric Input
260(2)
Putting it all Together
262(1)
Input Devices for Physically Challenged Users
263(1)
Chapter Summary
264(1)
High-Tech Talk
265(1)
Input without Wires
265(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
266(1)
Logitech
266(1)
Nokia
266(1)
Technology Trailblazers
267(1)
Douglas Engelbart
267(1)
Don Wetzel
267(1)
Chapter Review
268(2)
Key Terms
270(1)
Checkpoint
271(3)
Learn It Online
274(2)
Lab Exercises
276(1)
Web Research
277(14)
PDA Application Software
278(13)
Output
Objectives
291(1)
What is Output?
292(2)
Display Devices
294(1)
CRT Monitors
294(5)
CRT Monitor Ergonomics
295(1)
Quality of a CRT Monitor
295(2)
Video Cards and CRT Monitors
297(2)
Flat-Panel Displays
299(4)
LCD Monitors and Screens
299(1)
LCD Technology
300(1)
LCD Quality
301(1)
Video Cards and LCD Monitors
301(1)
Gas Plasma Monitors
302(1)
Televisions and HDTVs
302(1)
Printers
303(10)
Impact Printers
304(1)
Nonimpact Printers
305(1)
Ink-Jet Printers
305(2)
Photo Printers
307(2)
Laser Printers
309(1)
Thermal Printers
310(1)
Mobile Printers
311(1)
Label and Postage Printers
311(1)
Plotters and Large-Format Printers
312(1)
Wireless Printing
312(1)
Speakers and Headsets
313(2)
Other Output Devices
315(3)
Fax Machines and Fax Modems
315(1)
Multifunction Peripherals
316(1)
Data Projectors
316(1)
Force-Feedback Joysticks and Wheels
317(1)
Putting it all Together
318(1)
Output Devices for Physically Challenged Users
319(1)
Chapter Summary
320(1)
High-Tech Talk
321(1)
Sound Cards: Creating Music to Your Ears
321(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
322(1)
Hewlett-Packard
322(1)
RealNetworks
322(1)
Technology Trailblazers
323(1)
Donna Dubinsky
323(1)
Heidi Van Arnem
323(1)
Chapter Review
324(2)
Key Terms
326(1)
Checkpoint
327(3)
Learn It Online
330(2)
Lab Exercises
332(1)
Web Research
333(14)
Digital Imaging and Video Technology
334(13)
Storage
Objectives
347(1)
Storage
348(3)
Floppy Disks
351(3)
Floppy Disk Drives
352(1)
Characteristics of a Floppy Disk
353(1)
Care of Floppy Disks
354(1)
Zip Disks
354(1)
Hard Disks
355(6)
Characteristics of a Hard Disk
356(3)
External and Removable Hard Disks
359(1)
Hard Disk Controllers
359(1)
Maintaining Data Stored on a Hard Disk
360(1)
Internet Hard Drives
360(1)
CDs and DVDs
361(8)
Characteristics of CDs and DVDs
361(1)
Care of CDs and DVDs
362(1)
CD-ROMs
363(1)
Picture CDs and PhotoCDs
364(1)
CD-Rs and CD-RWs
365(1)
DVD-ROMs
366(2)
DVD+RW and Other DVD Variations
368(1)
Tape
369(1)
PC Cards
370(1)
Miniature Mobile Storage Media
371(3)
USB Flash Drives
373(1)
Smart Cards
373(1)
Microfilm and Microfiche
374(1)
Enterprise Storage
375(1)
Putting it all Together
375(1)
Chapter Summary
375(2)
High-Tech Talk
377(1)
Disk Formatting and File Systems
377(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
378(1)
Kingston
378(1)
EMC
378(1)
Technology Trailblazers
379(1)
Al Shugart
379(1)
Mark Dean
379(1)
Chapter Review
380(2)
Key Terms
382(1)
Checkpoint
383(3)
Learn It Online
386(2)
Lab Exercises
388(1)
Web Research
389(2)
Operating Systems and Utility Programs
Objectives
391(1)
System Software
392(1)
Operating Systems
392(2)
Operating System Functions
394(11)
Starting a Computer
394(4)
Providing a User Interface
398(1)
Managing Programs
399(1)
Managing Memory
400(1)
Scheduling Jobs
401(1)
Configuring Devices
402(1)
Establishing an Internet Connection
403(1)
Monitoring Performance
404(1)
Providing File Management and Other Utilities
404(1)
Controlling a Network
404(1)
Administering Security
404(1)
Operating System Utility Programs
405(4)
File Manager
406(1)
Image Viewer
406(1)
Uninstaller
406(1)
Disk Scanner
407(1)
Disk Defragmenter
407(1)
Diagnostic Utility
408(1)
Backup Utility
408(1)
Screen Saver
408(1)
Types of Operating Systems
409(1)
Stand-Alone Operating Systems
410(5)
DOS
410(1)
Windows XP
410(3)
Mac OS X
413(1)
Unix
413(1)
Linux
414(1)
Network Operating Systems
415(1)
NetWare
415(1)
Windows Server 2003
415(1)
Unix
415(1)
Linux
416(1)
Solaris
416(1)
Embedded Operating Systems
416(2)
Windows CE .NET
416(1)
Windows Mobile 2003
417(1)
Palm OS
417(1)
Symbian OS
417(1)
Stand-Alone Utility Programs
418(2)
Antivirus Programs
418(1)
Personal Firewalls
419(1)
File Compression
419(1)
Personal Computer Maintenance
420(1)
Chapter Summary
420(1)
High-Tech Talk
421(1)
Windows XP: Taking Control with the Command Prompt
421(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
422(1)
Red Hat
422(1)
Network Associates
422(1)
Technology Trailblazers
423(1)
Linus Torvalds
423(1)
Steve Jobs
423(1)
Chapter Review
424(2)
Key Terms
426(1)
Checkpoint
427(3)
Learn It Online
430(2)
Lab Exercises
432(1)
Web Research
433(26)
Buyer's Guide 2005: How to Purchase, Install, and Maintain a Personal Computer
434(25)
Communications and Networks
Objectives
459(1)
Communications
460(3)
Analog and Digital Communications
461(2)
Uses of Computer Communications
463(6)
Internet Telephony
464(1)
Internet Printing
464(1)
Web Services
464(1)
Collaboration
465(1)
Groupware
466(1)
Public Internet Access Points
466(1)
Cybercafes
466(1)
Global Positioning System
466(2)
Voice Mail
468(1)
Wireless Messaging Services
468(1)
Networks
469(9)
LANs, MANs, and WANs
471(1)
Network Architectures
472(2)
Network Topologies
474(1)
Network Communications Technologies
475(1)
Ethernet
475(1)
Token Ring
475(1)
TCP/IP
476(1)
802.11
476(1)
Bluetooth
476(1)
IrDA
476(1)
RFID
477(1)
WAP
477(1)
Intranets
478(1)
Communications Software
478(2)
Communications Over the Telephone Network
480(2)
Dial-Up Lines
480(1)
Dedicated Lines
481(1)
ISDN Lines
481(1)
DSL
481(1)
T-carrier Lines
482(1)
ATM
482(1)
Communications Devices
482(5)
Dial-Up Modems
483(1)
ISDN and DSL Modems
484(1)
Cable Modems
484(1)
Network Cards
485(1)
Wireless Access Points
485(1)
Routers
486(1)
Connecting Networks
486(1)
Home Networks
487(2)
Wired Home Networks
487(1)
Wireless Home Networks
487(2)
Communications Channel
489(1)
Physical Transmission Media
490(1)
Twisted-Pair Cable
490(1)
Coaxial Cable
490(1)
Fiber-Optic Cable
491(1)
Wireless Transmission Media
491(3)
Infrared
492(1)
Broadcast Radio
492(1)
Cellular Radio
492(2)
Communications Satellite
494(1)
Chapter Summary
494(1)
High-Tech Talk
495(1)
How Network Communications Work
495(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
496(1)
Sun
496(1)
Qualcomm
496(1)
Technology Trailblazers
497(1)
Esther Dyson
497(1)
Robert Metcalfe
497(1)
Chapter Review
498(2)
Key Terms
500(1)
Checkpoint
501(3)
Learn It Online
504(2)
Lab Exercises
506(1)
Web Research
507(8)
A World Without Wires
508(7)
Database Management
Objectives
515(1)
Data and Information
516(3)
Data Integrity
517(1)
Qualities of Valuable Information
518(1)
The Hierarchy of Data
519(3)
Characters
519(1)
Fields
519(1)
Records
520(1)
Files
521(1)
Maintaining Data
522(3)
Adding Records
522(1)
Changing Records
523(1)
Deleting Records
524(1)
Validating Data
524(1)
File Processing Versus Databases
525(3)
File Processing Systems
525(1)
The Database Approach
526(2)
Database Management Systems
528(6)
Data Dictionary
528(2)
File Retrieval and Maintenance
530(2)
Data Security
532(1)
Backup and Recovery
533(1)
Relational, Object-Oriented, and Multidimensional Databases
534(4)
Relational Databases
534(2)
Object-Oriented Databases
536(1)
Multidimensional Databases
537(1)
Web Databases
538(2)
Database Administration
540(2)
Database Design Guidelines
540(1)
Role of the Database Analysts and Administrators
541(1)
Role of the Employee as a User
541(1)
Chapter Summary
542(1)
High-Tech Talk
543(1)
Normalization: The Key to Organizing Data Efficiently
543(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
544(1)
Sybase
544(1)
Oracle
544(1)
Technology Trailblazers
545(1)
E.F. Codd
545(1)
Larry Ellison
545(1)
Chapter Review
546(2)
Key Terms
548(1)
Checkpoint
549(3)
Learn It Online
552(2)
Lab Exercises
554(1)
Web Research
555(12)
E-Commerce 2005: A Revolution in Merchandising
556(11)
Computers and Society, Security, Privacy, and Ethics
Objectives
567(1)
Computer Security Risks
568(1)
Computer Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
569(4)
Safeguards against Computer Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
570(3)
Unauthorized Access and Use
573(6)
Safeguards against Unauthorized Access and Use
574(1)
Firewalls
574(2)
Intrusion Detection Software
576(1)
Access Controls and Audit Trails
576(3)
Hardware Theft and Vandalism
579(1)
Safeguards against Hardware Theft and Vandalism
579(1)
Software Theft
580(2)
Safeguards against Software Theft
580(2)
Information Theft
582(2)
Safeguards against Information Theft
582(2)
System Failure
584(2)
Safeguards against System Failure
584(2)
Backing Up --- the Ultimate Safeguard
586(1)
Internet Security Risks
586(3)
Denial of Service Attacks
587(1)
Securing Internet Transactions
587(1)
Securing E-Mail Messages
588(1)
Ethics and Society
589(2)
Information Accuracy
590(1)
Intellectual Property Rights
590(1)
Codes of Conduct
591(1)
Information Privacy
591(7)
Electronic Profiles
592(1)
Cookies
593(2)
Spyware
595(1)
Spam
595(1)
Privacy Laws
596(1)
Employee Monitoring
597(1)
Content Filtering
597(1)
Health Concerns of Computer Use
598(4)
Computers and Health Risks
598(2)
Ergonomics and Workplace Design
600(1)
Computer Addiction
601(1)
Green Computing
601(1)
Chapter Summary
602(1)
High-Tech Talk
603(1)
The Key(s) to Making Encryption Work
603(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
604(1)
Symantec
604(1)
AuthenTec
604(1)
Technology Trailblazers
605(1)
Donn Parker
605(1)
Clifford Stoll
605(1)
Chapter Review
606(2)
Key Terms
608(1)
Checkpoint
609(3)
Learn It Online
612(2)
Lab Exercises
614(1)
Web Research
615(4)
Information System Development
Objectives
619(1)
What is the System Development Cycle?
620(6)
Phases in the System Development Cycle
620(1)
Guidelines for System Development
621(1)
Who Participates in the System Development Cycle?
622(1)
Project Management
623(1)
Feasibility Assessment
624(1)
Documentation
625(1)
Data and Information Gathering Techniques
625(1)
What Initiates the System Development Cycle?
626(3)
Planning Phase
629(1)
Analysis Phase
630(9)
The Preliminary Investigation
630(1)
Preliminary Investigation at Net Street Cafe
631(1)
Detailed Analysis
631(1)
Process Modeling
632(3)
Object Modeling
635(2)
The System Proposal
637(2)
Design Phase
639(5)
Acquiring Necessary Hardware and Software
639(1)
Identifying Technical Specifications
639(1)
Soliciting Vendor Proposals
640(1)
Testing and Evaluating Vendor Proposals
641(1)
Making a Decision
641(1)
Hardware Acquisition at Net Street Cafe
641(1)
Detailed Design
642(1)
Prototyping
643(1)
Case Tools
643(1)
Quality Review Techniques
644(1)
Implementation Phase
644(3)
Develop Programs
645(1)
Install and Test the New System
645(1)
Train Users
645(2)
Implementation at Net Street Cafe
647(1)
Support Phase
647(1)
Support at Net Street Cafe
648(1)
Chapter Summary
648(1)
High-Tech Talk
649(1)
Benchmarking: Testing Performance through Calculations
649(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
650(1)
Computer Associates
650(1)
PeopleSoft
650(1)
Technology Trailblazers
651(1)
Ed Yourdon
651(1)
Tom DeMarco
651(1)
Chapter Review
652(2)
Key Terms
654(1)
Checkpoint
655(3)
Learn It Online
658(2)
Lab Exercises
660(1)
Web Research
661(2)
Programming Languages and Program Development
Objectives
663(1)
Computer Programs and Programming Languages
664(1)
Low-Level Languages
665(1)
Procedural Languages
666(3)
Basic
668(1)
Cobol
668(1)
C
669(1)
Object-Oriented Programming Languages
669(5)
C++
670(1)
Java
670(1)
Visual Programming Languages
671(1)
Visual Studio .NET 2003
672(1)
Delphi
673(1)
PowerBuilder
674(1)
Nonprocedural Languages and Program Development Tools
674(4)
RPG
674(1)
4GLS
675(1)
Application Generators
675(1)
Macros
676(2)
Web Page Development
678(6)
HTML
678(1)
Scripts, Applets, Servlets, and ActiveX Controls
679(2)
Scripting Languages
681(1)
Dynamic HTML
682(1)
XHTML, XML, and WML
682(1)
Web Page Authoring Software
683(1)
Multimedia Program Development
684(1)
Other Programming Languages
684(2)
The Program Development Cycle
686(1)
What Initiates the Program Development Cycle?
686(1)
Step 1 -- Analyze Requirements
687(1)
Step 2 -- Design Solution
688(6)
Structured Design
688(1)
Object-Oriented Design
689(1)
Control Structures
690(2)
Design Tools
692(2)
Step 3 -- Validate Design
694(1)
Step 4 -- Implement Design
695(1)
Extreme Programming
695(1)
Step 5 -- Test Solution
696(2)
Step 6 -- Document Solution
698(1)
Chapter Summary
698(1)
High-Tech Talk
699(1)
Extending the Web Using XML
699(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
700(1)
Macromedia
700(1)
Borland
700(1)
Technology Trailblazers
701(1)
Dennis Ritchie
701(1)
James Gosling
701(1)
Chapter Review
702(2)
Key Terms
704(1)
Checkpoint
705(3)
Learn It Online
708(2)
Lab Exercises
710(1)
Web Research
711(2)
Enterprise Computing
Objectives
713(1)
What is Enterprise Computing?
714(5)
Organizational Structure of an Enterprise
716(1)
Levels of Users
717(1)
How Managers Use Information
718(1)
Information Systems in the Enterprise
719(14)
Information Systems within Functional Units
720(5)
General Purpose Information Systems
725(5)
Integrated Information Systems
730(3)
Enterprise-Wide Technologies
733(5)
Portals
733(1)
EDI
734(1)
Data Warehouses
734(1)
Extranets
735(1)
Web Services
735(1)
Workflow
736(1)
Virtual Private Network
737(1)
The E-Retailing Market Sector
738(1)
Other E-Commerce Market Sectors on the Web
738(3)
Finance
739(1)
Entertainment and Media
740(1)
Travel
740(1)
Health
740(1)
Other Business Services
741(1)
Enterprise Hardware
741(6)
RAID
742(1)
Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
743(1)
Enterprise Storage Systems
744(1)
Blade Servers
745(1)
High-Availability Systems
745(1)
Scalability
746(1)
Interoperability
746(1)
Backup Procedures and Security
747(3)
Disaster Recovery Plan
748(1)
Security in the Enterprise
749(1)
Developing a Computer Security Plan
749(1)
Chapter Summary
750(1)
High-Tech Talk
751(1)
Neural Networks: Learning from Experience
751(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
752(1)
SAP
752(1)
IBM
752(1)
Technology Trailblazers
753(1)
Tom Siebel
753(1)
Jim Clark
753(1)
Chapter Review
754(2)
Key Terms
756(1)
Checkpoint
757(3)
Learn It Online
760(2)
Lab Exercises
762(1)
Web Research
763(2)
Computer Careers and Certification
Objectives
765(1)
The Computer Industry
766(1)
Careers in the Computer Industry
767(5)
Computer Careers in General Business and Government Organizations
767(1)
The Computer Equipment Industry
768(1)
The Computer Software Industry
769(1)
Computer Careers in the Service and Repair Industry
770(1)
Computer Careers in Sales
770(1)
The Computer Education and Training Industry
771(1)
Consulting in the Computer Industry
771(1)
Working in an it Department
772(2)
Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry
774(6)
Choosing the Right Course of Study
774(2)
Attending a Trade School
776(1)
Searching for Computer-Related Jobs
776(2)
Planning for Career Development
778(1)
Professional Organizations
778(1)
Professional Growth and Continuing Education
779(1)
Computer Publications
780(1)
Certification
780(6)
Certification Benefits
781(2)
Choosing a Certification
783(1)
Preparing for Certification
784(1)
Certification Examinations
785(1)
A Guide to Certification
786(4)
Application Software Certifications
786(1)
Operating System Certifications
786(1)
Programming Certifications
787(1)
Hardware Certifications
788(1)
Networking Certifications
788(1)
Internet Certifications
789(1)
Database System Certifications
789(1)
Chapter Summary
790(1)
High-Tech Talk
791(1)
Magnetic Motion Capture: Making the Game
791(1)
Companies on the Cutting Edge
792(1)
Monster
792(1)
Cisco
792(1)
Technology Trailblazers
793(1)
Steve Ballmer
793(1)
Steve Wozniak
793(1)
Chapter Review
794(2)
Key Terms
796(1)
Checkpoint
797(3)
Learn It Online
800(2)
Lab Exercises
802(1)
Web Research
803(1)
Trends 2005: A Look to the Future
804
APPENDIX A Making Use of the Web
That's Entertainment
2(2)
Get Packing!
4(2)
Ka-Ching, Ka-Ching
6(2)
Look It Up
8(2)
Going Once, Going Twice
10(2)
Stamp of Approval
12(2)
Cybermall Mania
14(2)
What's News?
16(2)
Yearn to Learn
18(2)
E = MC2
20(2)
The Fate of the Environment
22(2)
No Pain, All Gain
24(2)
Search and Ye Shall Find
26(2)
In Search of the Perfect Job
28(2)
Find Some Culture
30(3)
APPENDIX B Coding Schemes and Number Systems
Coding Schemes
33(1)
Number Systems
34(3)
APPENDIX C Computer Acronyms
Computer Acronyms
37
Glossary/Index 1(28)
Photo Credits 29


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