Appendix E - Axia College Material Appendix E...

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Axia College Material Appendix E Hardware/Software Components In your own words, describe the following hardware/software components Legacy systems The hardware and software components of a company’s existing information technology. Managers as well as employees learn how to use and input data in this system. To ensure that the Legacy system will work properly most companies will purchase their hardware and software from known IT companies like IBM. Mainframe computers The first computer was established in 1951 using a vacuum- tube technology. The first computer was huge and after some years and reestablishment and integrated circuit allowed for a much smaller version. Computers were as big as a large living room then, and IBM became the leading developer of the mainframe computer. Mainframe computers are where the IT applications were developed and stored also used to keep company records and other important information. Microprocessors Because the mainframe computer was so popular it was challenged by Intel’s 4004 microprocessor which is basically a computer on a chip established in 1970. The first chips were not
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