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

A World of Computers

Computers are everywhere

The Components of a Computer

A computer contains many electric, electronic, and  mechanical components known as hardware

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

Advantages of Using Computers

Speed

Reliability

Consistency

Storage

Communications

Disadvantages of Using Computers

Health Risks

Violation of Privacy

Public Safety

Impact on Labor Force

Impact on Environment

Networks and the Internet

A network is a  collection of computers  and devices connected  together, often  wirelessly, via  communications  devices and  transmission medi

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

People use the Internet for a variety of reasons

A social networking Web site encourages  members to share their interests, ideas, stories,  photos, music, and videos with other registered  users

Computer Software

Software, also called a program, tells the  computer what tasks to perform and how to  puter what tasks to perform them

Installing is the process of setting up software to  work with the computer, printer, and other  hardware

A programmer develops  software or writes the  instructions that direct  the computer to  process data into  information

Categories of Computers

Personal computers

A personal computer can perform all of its input,  processing, output, and storage activities by itself

Two popular architectures are the PC and the  Apple

Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices

Game Consoles

Servers

A server controls access  to the hardware,  software, and other  resources on a network

Mainframes

A mainframe is a large,  expensive, powerful  computer that can  handle hundreds or  thousands of connected  users simultaneously

Supercomputers

A supercomputer is the fastest, most powerful  computer

Embedded Computers

An embedded computer is a special‐purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product

Summary

Basic computer concepts

Components of a computer

Networks, the Internet, a computer soltware

Many different  categories of Computers , Computer users, and computer applications in society

Video: Computer History in a Barn

Computer Applications in Society

Education

Finance

Government

Health Care

Science

Publishing

Travel

Manufacturing

Examples of Computer Usage

Elements of an Information System

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Software

Data

people

Procedures

What Is a Computer?

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