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Chapter 01: Why study  computers and  digital technologies?
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition 2 Objectives Define how digital electronics devices and  computers are related, and provide  descriptions of the different types of  computers Provide an explanation of the fundamentals  of telecommunications, computer networking,  the Internet, and wireless networking Describe the five functional areas in which  computers assist people the most
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition 3 Objectives Discuss the uses of information systems by  individuals, businesses, and organizations, and  list common types of information systems Discuss how computers are used in a variety of  fields and why studying computer systems can  benefit you professionally Discuss how computers are used to assist  people in their life outside of work Define information security and discuss ways in  which digital technologies are impacting  humanity
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition Chapter Content What is a computer? The power of connections What can computers do? Information systems 4
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition Chapter Content Using digital technologies to succeed in your  career Using digital technologies to achieve  personal goals Information security and the social impact of  digital technologies 5
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition Computer Literacy Computer literacy is a working understanding  of computers and their uses Originally focused to desktop computer skills Today, typical experience extends to other  mobile and networked devices Employers are looking for “masters” of  technology 6
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition Computer Literacy 7
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition What is a Computer? A computer is a digital electronics device that  combines hardware and software to accept  the input of data, process and store the data,  and produce some useful output 8
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition Digital Technology Digital : Technologies and devices based on  digits (numbers) Includes devices such as personal computers,  cell phones, digital cameras, digital music  players such as the iPod Technology : Tools, materials, and  processes that help solve human problems 9
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Succeeding with Technology, Third Edition Digital Technology Digital electronics devices  store and  process bits electronically bit , or  binary digit , represents data using technologies  that can be set to one of two states Each state is assigned a 1 or a 0, the only two possible  values for binary digits Digital devices are able to represent, process, transfer,  and store data and information as 1s and 0s 10
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