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Introduction to Computers by Mind Map: Introduction to Computers
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Introduction to Computers

A World of Computers

What Is a Computer?

A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory

Advantages, Speed, Reliability, Consistency, Storage, Communications

Disadvantages, Health Risks, Violation of Privacy, Public Safety, Impact on Labor Force, Impact on Environment

The Components of a Computer

Input Device

Output Device

System Unit

Storage Device

Communications Device

Networks and the Internet

The Internet is a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals

Computer Software

System Software

Application Software

Categories of Computers

Personal computers

Mobile computers and mobile devices

Game consoles

Mainframes

Supercomputers

Embedded computers

Elements of an Information System

Hardware

Software

Data

Procedures

Examples of Computer Usage

Home User

Small Office/Home Office User

Mobile User

Power User

Enterprise User

Computer Applications in Society

Education

Finance

Government

Health Care

Science

Publishing

Travel

Manufacturing

People use the Internet

Communicate

Research and Access Information

Shop

Bank and Invest

Online Trading

Entertainment

Download Music

Share Videos

Web Application