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Definitions and Usage of Information Technology Infrastructure Components and Technologies
The following terms are examples of information technology infrastructure components and technologies used in business. Research definitions using the Internet. You will write a definition of each term and provide at least two examples of the component or technology. Provide citations and references for all resources.
(At least two)
Physical parts of a computer system
http://www.techterms.com/definition/hardware Monitor and mouse
Virtual computer program consisting of lines of code used to direct the operation of a computer
http://www.techterms.com/definition/software programs or applications
Data management technology
The software that governs the organization of data on physical storage media.
http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_laudon_essmis_8/86/22117/5661977.cw/index.html#D Hard drives or flash memory
two or more computers connected or communicating with each other
http://www.techterms.com/definition/network Internet or a printer
the transmission of signals over long distances
http://www.techterms.com/definition/telecommunications Internet or cell phone
services that involve technology
http://www.techterms.com/definition/technologyservices technical support and computer networking
Personal digital assistants
Small, pen-based, handheld computers with built-in wireless telecommunications capable of entirely digital communications transmission.
http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_laudon_essmis_8/86/22117/5661977.cw/index.html#P Palm Pilot and Handspring Visor
Small desktop or portable computer.
http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_laudon_essmis_8/86/22117/5661977.cw/index.html#P Laptop and desktop computer
a computer that provides data to other computers...
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