Essay - Essay 1. Explain the term computer competency as it...

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Essay 1. Explain the term computer competency as it applies to you and your fellow students. Answer: Computer competency means understanding the basic parts of an information system and how the Internet and Web can be used to improve our lives. Computer competency means understanding the rules and the power of microcomputers. Competency lets one take advantage of increasingly productive software, hardware, and the connectivity revolution. Difficulty level: Medium Page: 3 1. Describe the five parts of an information system. Answer: The five parts of an information system are people, procedures, software, hardware, and data. Information systems are used by people to be more productive. Procedures are rules or guidelines for people to follow when using software, hardware, and data. Software is a program that contains the step-by- step instructions that tell the computer how to do its work. Hardware consists of the physical equipment. Data consists of raw unprocessed facts. Difficulty level: Medium Page: 4 2. Explain the difference between data and information and give an example of each. Answer: Data is composed of undifferentiated facts. An example might be a listing of all customer purchases at a bookstore over the last year. Information is processed data that has been rendered usable. From the previous example, you
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