Solution Manual for Fundamentals of Information Systems 8th Edition by Stair ch02

Solution Manual for Fundamentals of Information Systems 8th Edition by Stair ch02

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Fundamentals of Information Systems, 8 th Edition FOR MORE OF THIS COURSE AND ANY OTHER COURSES, TEST BANKS, FINAL EXAMS, AND SOLUTION MANUALS CONTACT US AT [email protected] Chapter 2 Hardware and Software At a Glance Instructor’s Manual Table of Contents Overview Principles and Objectives Teaching Tips Quick Quizzes Class Discussion Topics Additional Projects Additional Resources Key Terms
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Fundamentals of Information Systems, 8 th Edition Overview Today’s use of technology must be practical and yield real business benefits. Employing information technology and providing additional processing capabilities can increase employee productivity, expand business opportunities, and allow for more flexibility. This chapter discusses the hardware and software components of a computer-based information system (CBIS), beginning with a definition of hardware. Principles and Objectives Principles Learning Objectives Computer hardware must be carefully selected to meet the evolving needs of the organization and its supporting information systems. Identify and discuss the role of the essential hardware components of a computer system. Identify the characteristics of and discuss the usage of various classes of single-user and multiuser computer systems. The computer hardware industry and users are implementing green computing designs and products as well as modern data centers. Define the term green computing and identify the primary goals of this program. Identify several benefits of green computing initiatives that have been broadly adopted. Identify some of the challenges and tradeoffs that must be considered in implementing a data center. Systems and application software are critical in helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals. Identify and briefly describe the functions of the two basic kinds of software. Outline the role of the operating system and identify the features of several popular operating systems.
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Fundamentals of Information Systems, 8 th Edition Organizations use off-the-shelf applicationsoftware for common business needs and proprietary application software to meet unique business needs and provide a competitive advantage. Discuss how application software can support personal, workgroup, and enterprise business objectives. Identify three basic approaches to developing application software and discuss the pros and cons of each. Organizations should choose a programming language whose functional characteristics are appropriate for the task at hand, considering the skills and experience of the programming staff. Outline the overall evolution and importance of programming languages and clearly differentiate among the generations of programming languages.
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