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introduction to computer

Objectives Overview

Explain why computer literacy is vital to success in today’s world

Define the term, computer, and describe the relationship between data and information

Describe the five components of a computer

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages that users experience when working with computers

Define the term, network, and identify benefits of sharing resources on a network

Discuss the uses of the Internet and World Wide Web

Distinguish between system software and application software

Describe the role of each element in an information system

Explain how home users, small office/home office users, mobile users, power users, and enterprise users each interact with computers

Discuss how society uses computers in education, finance, government, health care, science, publishing, travel, and manufacturing

Computer Software

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

Examples of Computer Usage

Home User • Personal financial management •Web access • Communications • Entertainment

Small Office/Home Office User • Look up information • Send and receive e-mail messages •Make telephone calls

Mobile User • Connect to other computers on a network or the Internet • Transfer information • Play video games • Listen to music •Watch movies

Power User • Work with multimedia • Use industry-specific software

Networks and the InternetNewnode

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

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