What is ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the study of how humans interact with all kinds of machines, not just computers. But
today, with so many using a computer as an everyday part of their jobs, there is considerable focus on the
ergonomic issues tha
Is my data safe on a computer? How can it be protected?
It is often difficult to determine when data has been accessed illegally. Even when data has been altered, it
may be difficult to discover it without conducting a full audit of the system. B
How do we use computers?
During the past few decades, computers and electronic technologies have been incorporated into almost
every aspect of society. They now play a role in how we learn, how we take care of our money, and how
we are entertaine
How are computers used in the workplace?
With the proliferation of computers throughout our society, there has been a resultant discussion about
what their role should be. Although almost everyone recognizes the presence of computers in today's
What is a computer?
A common, somewhat simplified, definition is that the computer is an electronic device that can
be used to process information. As we might expect from this definition, the fact that the
computer is electronic means that it wi
How are computers used in Medicine?
Computers are now so widely used in medicine they are changing the very structure of our society's
health care system. They are used extensively for basic tasks such as keeping track of patient
What is a computer virus?
The computer virus is a new concern for computer users that has appeared in the last decade. Some
people have found a way to create computer programs that silently replicate themselves on storage media
without the comput
Are there privacy issues when using computers and the internet?
With the increased use of computers for storing large databases of information about individuals, the
problem of privacy has become a real concern. The government, as well as a numbe
What can we do about computer crime?
Along with the potential for the misuse of personal information stored in computer databases, there are a
number of areas where there is potential for criminal activity related to the use of computers. For
How are computers used in Banking and Finance?
Computers have become an indispensable tool in the handling of money and finances. Computerized
ATM machines and credit card machines are now familiar throughout the United States and in many other
How are computers used in Business?
Business was one of the first areas to incorporate the computer. Because of its powerful capability to store
and retrieve vast amounts of information, computers are now a vital component of almost every type of
How are computers used in Education?
Today, computers can be found in every school. From kindergarten to graduate school, the computer is
being used for learning, for record keeping, and for research. A variety of computer-assisted instruction
How are computers used in Entertainment and Recreation?
Computers can be found throughout the entertainment industry. They are behind much of the glitz and
excitement that we encounter every time we turn on the television, attend a professional b