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Axia College Material Appendix E Hardware/Software Components In your own words, describe the following hardware/software components Legacy systems Hardware and software components of a companies IT system (Jones 2007). The legacy system was developed specially for a certain company, technology, and maybe obsolete now but are still important to the company because of information that is programmed into it. Legacy systems are also hard to upgrade. Mainframe computers Stores information, processes information, The first mainframe was made from vacuum technology then Texas Instruments made them smaller (Jones 2007). Mainframes used to be in their own room where engineers would work and maintain them. When these engineers were told to get information they manipulated the data to give results to the managers (Jones 2007). The mainframes were used for research, designing, and managing global financial accounts (Jones 2007). Mainframes were upgraded to mini computers. Microprocessors Micro processors are “computer chips” created by Intel. They opened the door for standalone computing (Jones 2007). Microprocessors are found in a variety of devices from
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course BUS 210 XACC 280 taught by Professor Veilleux during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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