Chapter 5 Discussion Questions-2

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Chapter 5 Discussion Questions 1. Describe the following types of computers/computing: personal computer, workstation, mainframe, supercomputer, and grid computing. 2. What is client/server computing? What is the difference between a client and a server? What types of client/server architectures are found in most corporations? 3. List and describe the eight contemporary hardware trends. 4. Explain the difference between operating system software and application software? 5. What is HTML? How does HTML5 differ from HTML? 6. What are Web services? What is XML and how is it different from HTML? 7. Define the following software trends: Software as a Service (SaaS), open source
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Unformatted text preview: software, mashups, and apps. 8. Describe the following terms as they pertain to issues in managing hardware and software technology: capacity planning, scalability, total cost of ownership, and outsourcing. Read the “Interactive Session: Technology” starting on Pg. 160 called “The Greening of the Data Center” and answer the following questions: 9. What business and social problems does data center power consumption cause? 10. What solutions are available for these problems? 11. Perform an Internet search on the phrase “green computing” and discuss additional solutions that were not mentioned in the assigned reading....
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  • Fall '09
  • Accounting, Data center, Sun Microsystems, Client/server computing, following software trends

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