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Why Computers Matter to You Introduction to Business Systems MAN 2812 Dr. Suarez
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What is Information Technology (IT)? Integration of computing technology and information processing Computer-based information services Knowledge workers Use, Manipulation, and Broadcasting of Information IT competency – Job-Critical Skill Constantly changing!
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Information Technology Competency Computer Fluent (IT Competent) individuals are able to: Understand a computer’s capabilities and limitations, Know how to purchase, Use (more wisely and more knowledgeable consumer), Operate a computer system, and Better understand and take advantage of future technologies Help you in your career IT Competent individuals are aware of:
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Becoming a Savvy Computer User and Consumer Consists of: Avoiding hackers and viruses Protecting your privacy Understanding the real risks Using the Internet wisely How do you find information? Avoiding Internet headaches Being able to maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot your computer Marking good purchasing decisions Knowing how to integrate the latest technology with
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The Computer Revolution Transforming the way we communicate by: Email Newsgroups Instant Messenger (chat rooms) E-commerce What are some others?
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Being Prepared for your Career Computer careers in: Business The Arts The Medical Field Law Enforcement Legal Fields Education The Sciences Gaming Homes
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What about tomorrow? Radical changes! Shopping for a home online! – virtual tours Buying groceries online Others? New applications are being added Information Superhighway Infrastructure – encompasses a network of electronic links that eventually will connect every facet of our society
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The Cashless Society
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course MAN 2812 taught by Professor Suarez during the Fall '07 term at Florida A&M.

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