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Get a classic, well-rounded introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow will ensure that learners 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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the World of Computers. Hardware Module|
|The System Unit: Processing and Memory|
|Input and Output. Software Module|
|System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs|
|Application Software. Networks and the Internet Module|
|The Internet and World Wide Web|
|Network and Internet Security. Web Applications Module|
|Multimedia and the Web|
|E-Commerce. Systems Module|
|Information Systems and System Development|
|Program Development and Programming Languages|
|Databases and Database Management Systems. Computers and Society Module|
|Computer Security and Privacy|
|Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment|
|References and Resources Guide|
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