Axia College MaterialAppendix EHardware/Software ComponentsIn your own words, describe the following hardware/software components Legacy systemsLegacy systems are the information technology components that a company already has in place. Many companies choose to use a set provider for components so that they are more easily upgradeable. Mainframe computersMainframe computers are used to process and store a company’s information. They are the central system or hub of a company’s information technology.MicroprocessorsMicroprocessors are the chips that allow a personal computer to function. More powerful chips allow programmers to create more powerful software.PCsPCs are standalone computers made up of several components. These are a microprocessor, memory board, keyboard, screen, and printer. PCs use operating systems to function.Network computersNetwork computers are PCs that communicate with each other.
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Personal computer, World Wide Web, security software, legacy systems