- Central processing units – The brain of a computer, which handles information processing, calculations, and control tasks. - Utility software – The category of system software that includes programs to perform specific tasks that help manage, tune, and protect the computer hardware and software. - Source code – All the statements that programmers write in a particular programming language to create a functioning software program.
- Bandwidth – The maximum amount of information in bits per second that a particular channel can transmit. - Bytes – Measurement unit for computer storage capacity; a byte holds eight zeros and ones and represents a single character. - ASCII Code – A code that defines how keyboard character are encoded into digital strings of ones and zeros. - Ethernet – A communication protocol widely used for local area networks. - Enterprise architecture – A roadmap created by an organization to describe its current situation and where it should head to achieve its mission, focusing on business strategy and the technology infrastructure required to achieve it. - Optical scanner – Electronic devices that capture text or images and convert them to digital format. - Optical character recognition – The capability of specialized software to interpret the actual letters and numbers on a page to create a digital document that can be edited, rather than a flat picture.
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