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Introduction to computers

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Objectives Overview

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

-Define the term computer, and describe the between data and information.

Describe the five components of a computer.

-Discuss the advantages that users experience when working with computer.

-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.

Differentiate among types, sizes, and function of computer in the each category.

What is a Computer?

- A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in it’s own memory.

A world of computer

-Computers are everywhere.

Advantages and disadvantages of Using Computers

-Advantages of Using Computers

-Disadvantages of Using Computers

The Components of a Computer

Input Device

Output Device

System Unit

Storage Device

Communications Device

Networks and the Internet

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

- The internet is a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational instructions, and individuals.

-People use the Internet for a variety of reasons

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computer

- Green computing involves reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using a computer.

- Strategies Include

Computer Software

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

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

Personal Computers

- A personal computer can perform all of It’s input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself.

- Two popular architectures are the PC and the Apple.

Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices

- Notebook computer

- Tablet PC

- Smart phone


- Handheld computer

- Portable media player

- Digital camera

Game Consoles

- A game console is a mobile computing device designed for single-player or multiplayer video games


- A supercomputer is the fastest, most powerful computer

Elements of an Information System

- Hardware

- Software

- Data

- People

- Procedures

Computer Applications in Society

- Education

- Finance

- Government

- Health Care

- Science

- Publishing

- Travel

- Manufacturing


- Basic computer concepts

- Components of a computer

- Networks, the internet and computer software

- Many different categories of computers, computer users, and computer applications in society