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Unformatted text preview: Gigabyte-GB- 1024MB Terabyte-TB- 1024GB Volatile- means contents are lost when power is off. Nonvolatile- contents survive when power is off (Four major operating systems) Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux Substitute Vendors Chapter Five Database- self-describing collection of integrated records Metadata- data that describe data. Structured Query Language- international standard language for processing a database. Chapter Six LAN- local area network WAN- wide area networks Protocol- set of rules that two communication devices follow Switch- receives and transmits messages on the LAN NIC- network interface card- connects the devices circuitry to the cable Encryption- transforming text into code for communication...
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- Spring '08
- Computer network, Local area network, Wide area network, integrated chip doubles, MIS- Management information, Margin- net benefit