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ITE1000 Information Technology: Home

Course Description

The aim of the course is to introduce information technology so that students can learn to use, appreciate, and handle web applications and digital information.

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This concise text provides a visually-engaging introduction to the most current information on computers and technology. In this book, readers will find an introduction to the components of a computer, such as hardware, software, communications, networks, the Internet, etc. This book helps to define the term computer and discuss the four basic computer operations (input, process, output, and storage); to define data and information; to explain the primary components of the computer and their use; to describe to use of hard disks, flash memory, optical discs, and other storage media; to discuss computer software; and to discuss the Internet and World Wide Web.

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This book shows how organizations use information systems to solve business problems every day. The 10th Edition now includes new content on using virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Part 1 “Why MIS?” introduces the Importance of MIS, Collaboration Information Systems, and Strategy and Information Systems. Part 2 “Information Technology” focuses on Hardware, Software, and Mobile Systems; Database Processing; and the Cloud. Part 3 “Using IS for Competitive Advantage” deals with Processes, Organizations, and Information Systems; Social Media Information Systems; and Business Intelligence Systems. Part 4 “Information Systems Management” presents Information Systems Security, Information Systems Management, and Information Systems Development.

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This book promotes awareness of major issues and accepted procedures and policies in the area of ethics and computing, using real-world companies, incidents, products and people. An entire chapter is dedicated to detailed analysis of the major ethical codes relevant to computing professionals: The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) code of ethics, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) code of ethics, the Association of Computing Machinery codes of ethics, and the ACM/IEEE Software Engineering code of ethics. It is ideally suited for topical undergraduate courses. Furthermore, this book will keep abreast computer science, computer engineering, and information systems professionals and their colleagues of current ethical issues and responsibilities.

Discovering the Internet : Complete

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