Computer Concepts

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Course Technology, Feb 1, 2005 - Computers - 280 pages
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Computer Concepts, Fifth Edition-Illustrated Introductory, Enhanced is your opportunity to give your students the latest information on emerging technology trends and issues. Eight new lessons have been added to this introductory text to provide the most recent updates on emerging technology, including networking and wireless connectivity, security and privacy, the Internet and email, software, and more. In addition, new Issues and Up-to-Date features provide more options for reinforcement of key topics in the book to keep your course fresh.

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Contents

ffl I Categorizing computers
6
unit b Computer Hardware
35
Outsourcing and Offshoringwhat are the issues? Enhanced
39
Computer Software
71
SfflS Defining document production software
80
3Q ffl Defining entertainment and education software
90
End of Unit Exercises
100
c End of Unit Exercises
132
unit f Data Security
177
UNITG The Web and Ecommerce
207
B 511 Securing ecommerce transactions
230
Interactive Questions Expand the Ideas
240
ffi I Introducing bitmap graphics
246
Introducing digital sound
264
Film
270
nds Trends in Technology Enhanced 1
1

Exploring network hardware
144
1 Exploring LAN standards
150
Introducing IP addresses and domain names
156
Connecting to the Internet using cable
162
Education
168
bonus Bonus Issues and UpToDates Enhanced 29
29
Evoting questions and concerns Enhanced 38
38
Glossary
E-1
Index El 7
E-7
Copyright

About the author (2005)

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

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