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Axia College Material Appendix E Hardware/Software Components In your own words, describe the following hardware/software components Legacy systems Pieces of an IT system such as the hardware and software components. Mainframe computers The center of a businesses information or storage system. Information is imputed into the large computer to compute all the information requested. The first modern mainframe computer was a vacuum-tube technology as large as a 2 story house. Microprocessors A microprocessor is like a computer that I son a chip. They are less powerful than a mainframe computer but started as a stand alone computer. This allows an individual to program the microprocessor to do whatever they needed it to do. PCs A stand alone computer that intervals can program for obtaining information or imputing information Network computers Network computers link to companies PC’s to a network that helps individuals to communicate. This idea was done through servers that connect to individuals, PC’s or clients.
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Unformatted text preview: The collection of computers became known as a local area network. World Wide Web and Internet The world wide web is a set of documents on internet servers that individuals can use within the internet The internet is a system of networks that connects to computers around the world. Wired and wireless broadband technology Wired technology is an Ethernet connection that transmits info between computers using a coaxial of fiber optic cable. Broadband technology is a way of communication hardware that transmits information rapidly between companies. PC software PC software is programs that are installed on a computer to communicate and share files. Networking software Networking software is a program that allows companies to define, manipulate and share information with one another. Computer security software Computer security software is software that protects a company’s system and data from hackers using firewalls. BUS 210...
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  • Spring '10
  • junh
  • Personal computer, World Wide Web, security software, hardware/software components, systems Mainframe computers

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