8/9/2016 1 STID1103 Computer Applications in Management Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World Chapter 14 1 Topic One An Introduction to Information Technology 9/8/2016 STID 1103 2 Learning Objectives •Describe the evolution of Information Technology and Communications •Explain the concepts of ICT and IT •Introduce to computer hardware •Introduce to computer software •Discuss the history of Windows Technology After completing this chapter you will be able to:- 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 Discovering Computers 2011: Living in a Digital World Chapter 1 3 See Page 3 for Detailed Objectives Objectives Overview Distinguish between system software and application software Differentiate among types, sizes, and functions of computers in each category 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 Discovering Computers 2011: Living in a Digital World Chapter 1 4 See Page 3 for Detailed Objectives What is IT/ICT? IT is concerned with technology to treat information. Technology = the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, procedures, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function. Information = data that is organized and meaningful. Data = raw fact i.e. numbers, characters, unprocessed image. 9/8/2016 STID 1103 5 What is IT/ICT? Information Technology The acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications. STID 1103 6
8/9/2016 2 Information Technology Information Technology(IT) is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of information systems". Information technology is a general term that describes any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information. 9/8/2016 STID 1103 7 What is ICT? Information Communications Technology (ICT) covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. For example, personal computers, digital television, email, robots.
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