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CIS_105 - CIS 105 23:26 CHAPTER 1 BUSINESS INFORMATION...

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Unformatted text preview: CIS 105 23:26 CHAPTER 1 BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BUSINESS IT) IT : use of computer-based information systems Most important part of system is people Computers are possible because of humans End-user : person using computer Core competency : strong knowledge of knowing how something works Businesses need this to be at an advantage Attitude : think of technology as a TOOL (not mystery) with limited boundaries of the imagination Fearless, not reckless Frustrated is apart of learning process Humility to find out how something can be done more efficiently Critical thinking- considering all outcomes Best practice : finding out how to get the best outcome Dont want to memorize everything for when you have to think on your own Application : practical use and expected outcome People : best resources Learning process never ends Moores Law : (Gordon Moore of Intel 1965) technology doubles every 18 months Strategical and tactical using moores law Leaders v. Followers Leaders by and test the newest technology Followers buy older proved software Competitive advantage : whichever leader or follower method that will work more effectively Consider long term effects BUSINESS COMPUTING HARDWARE Business computer hardware : tangible aspects of computers Mainframe : massive room-sized computers; large companies Midrange : smaller, but perform same tasks on smaller scale Microcomputers : desktop, laptop, handheld We use *SYSTEM SOFTWARE (makes hardware work) Hardware : physical part Software : collection of computer programs that accomplish a specific task (Windows, no human intervention, its already there) Operating system : software that manages resources of a computer Memory, applications OPERATING SYSTEMS Operaring system (OS) = platform Platform : computer programs working together; manage soft & hardware File management Ex. Microsoft Windows *File management : store & organize with folders and directories Graphical user interface (GUI) : physical filing cabinet File manager : display filing Multitasking : more than 1 process Memory management : operating system coordinates memory Cashe, random access memory (RAM), registers, & virtual memory Memory : holds data in assortment of ways Random access memory : (RAM) accesses data without physical movement of the media *Virtual memory : memory the operating system uses to coordinate , track, and efficiently allocate the use of CPU cache, registers, RAM, and disk storage Disk management : reading/writing data into hard drive Disk storage : secondary storage; physical drive File allocation table : (FAT) directs users to existing data APPLICATION SOFTWARE Definition- performs tasks people need...
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CIS_105 - CIS 105 23:26 CHAPTER 1 BUSINESS INFORMATION...

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