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Technology in Action.

Author: Mary Anne Poatsy
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education Limited, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Anne Poatsy
ISBN: 9781447954071 1447954076
OCLC Number: 850056808
Contents: ContentsChapter 1Using Technology to Change the WorldHow Will You Put Technology in Action?Technology on the World StagePolitical IssuesOther Global IssuesTechnology and Our SocietyTechnology Impacts How We ThinkTechnology Impacts How We ConnectTechnology Impacts How We ConsumeTry This: Skyping Around the WorldHow Will Technology Improve Your Life?Technology at HomeTechnology and Your CareerRetail: Working in a Data MineArts: Ink, Paints, and a Laptop?Education: Teaching and LearningLaw Enforcement: Put Down That Mouse-You're Under Arrest!Medicine: The Chip WithinDIG DEEPER: Making Reality Even More RealScience: Simulating RealityPsychology: You Should Smile Now Chapter 2Looking at Computers: Understanding the PartsUnderstanding Digital ComponentsUnderstanding Your ComputerComputers Are Data Processing DevicesBits and Bytes: The Language of ComputersTypes of ComputersInput DevicesKeyboardsMice and Other Pointing DevicesTouch ScreensImage InputDIG DEEPER: How Touch Screens WorkSound InputEthics in IT: What Is Ethical Computing?Output Devices Monitors Printers Sound Output Try This: What's Inside My Computer? Processing, Storage, and ConnectivityProcessing and Memory on the Motherboard MemoryProcessing Storing Data and Information Hard Drives Flash Storage Optical StorageConnecting Peripherals to the ComputerHigh-Speed and Data Transfer PortsConnectivity and Multimedia PortsAdding Ports: Expansion Cards and HubsPower ControlsSetting It All UpTRENDS in IT: Innovations in Printing Chapter 3Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's ResourcesWorking and Playing on the WebThe Internet and How It WorksThe Origin of the InternetHow the Internet WorksCommunicating and Collaborating on the WebSocial NetworkingE-MailInstant MessagingWikis Blogs Podcasts and WebcastsWeb EntertainmentConducting Business Over the Internet: E-commerceE-commerce SafeguardsTry This: Create a SkyDrive Account and Store and Share YourFiles in the Cloud Using the Web Effectively Accessing and Moving Around the Web Web Browsers URLs, Protocols, and Domain Names Hyperlinks and Beyond Favorites, Live Bookmarks, and Tagging DIG DEEPER: Discovering the Semantic Web TRENDS in IT: Doing Business on a Shoestring-Thanks to the Internet Searching the Web Effectively Using Search Engines EffectivelyEvaluating Websites Ethics in IT: Plagiarism and Copyright Violation: What Can You Borrow from the Internet? Technology in FocusThe History of the Personal Computer Chapter 4Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play Programs That Let You WorkThe Nuts and Bolts of Software TRENDS in IT: Mobile Commerce: What Have You Bought with Your Phone Lately? Productivity and Business Software Buying Productivity Software Word Processing Software Spreadsheet Software Presentation Software Database Software Note-Taking Software Personal Information Manager Software Microsoft Office Productivity Software Features Personal Financial Software Small Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses Try This: Citing Website Sources Programs That Let You PlayMultimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Image- and Video-Editing Software Digital Audio Software Media Management Software DIG DEEPER: How Cloud Computing Works Gaming Software Educational and Reference Software Drawing Software Managing Your Software Getting Software Software Licenses Getting the Right Software for Your System Installing and Uninstalling Software Ethics in IT: Can I Borrow Software That I Don't Own? Chapter 5System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management Understanding System SoftwareOperating System Fundamentals Real-Time Operating Systems Operating Systems for Networks, Servers, and Mainframes Operating Systems for Mobile Devices Operating Systems for Personal Computers What the Operating System Does The User Interface Processor Management Memory and Storage Management Ethics in IT: Sugar: The Sweet OS for Every Child Hardware and Peripheral Device Management Software Application Coordination The Boot Process: Starting Your Computer Step 1: Activating BIOS Step 2: Performing the Power-On Self-Test Step 3: Loading the OS Step 4: Checking Further Configurations and Customizations 1Handling Errors in the Boot Process Try This: Adding Icons to the Start Screen in Windows 8 Using System SoftwareThe Windows Interface TRENDS in IT: Open Source Software: Why Isn't Everyone Using Linux? Organizing Your Computer: File Management Organizing Your Files Viewing and Sorting Files and Folders Naming Files Working with Files Utility Programs Display Utilities The Programs and Features Utility File Compression Utilities System Maintenance Utilities System Restore and Backup Utilities DIG DEEPER: How Disk Defragmenter Utilities Work Accessibility Utilities Technology in FocusInformation Technology Ethics Chapter 6Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System Evaluating Key SubsystemsYour Ideal Computer Evaluating the CPU Subsystem How the CPU Works CPU Factors Measuring the CPU Evaluating the Memory Subsystem The RAM in Your System Adding RAM Evaluating the Storage Subsystem Mechanical Hard Drives Solid State Drives DIG DEEPER: How a Mechanical Hard Drive Works Optical Drives Your Storage Capacity and Needs Try This: Measure Your System Performance Evaluating Other Subsystems and Making a DecisionEvaluating the Video Subsystem Video Cards TRENDS in IT: Thunderbolt: The New Standard for Data Transfer Evaluating the Audio Subsystem Evaluating System Reliability Making a Final Decision Getting Rid of Your Old Computer Ethics in IT: Free Hardware for All Chapter 7Networking: Connecting Computing Devices How Networks FunctionNetworking Fundamentals Network Architectures Network Architectures Defined by Distance Network Architectures Defined by Levels of Administration Ethernet Protocols Network Components Transmission Media Basic Network Hardware Network Software Connecting to the Internet Wired Broadband Internet Connections Wireless Internet Access Dial-Up Connections Try This: Testing Your Wired and Wireless Internet Connection Speeds Your Home NetworkInstalling and Configuring Home Networks Planning Your Home Network Connecting Devices to a Router Network-Attached Storage Devices TRENDS in IT: Where Should You Store Your Files? The Cloud Is Calling! Home Network Servers Digital Entertainment Devices on a Network Specialized Home-Networking Devices Configuring Software for Your Home Network Troubleshooting Wireless Network Problems Ethics in IT: Sharing Your Internet Connection with Your Neighbors: Legal? Ethical? Safe? Securing Wireless Networks Technology in FocusUnder the Hood Chapter 8Digital Devices and Media: Managing a Digital Lifestyle Mobile DevicesDigital Convergence Telephony: Smartphones and Beyond Smartphone Basics Smartphone Components How Cell Phone Technology Works Synchronizing Text Messaging Mobile Internet Smartphone Security VoIP Smartphone GPS TRENDS in IT: NFC Chips: Do You Have a Digital Wallet? Tablets, Netbooks, and Ultrabooks Tablets Netbooks Ultrabooks Making a Choice Try This: Creating and Publishing a Movie The Digital Information AgeDigital Defined Digital Media Digital Publishing Digital Music DIG DEEPER: The Shift to Digital Music: A Bumpy Ride Digital Photography Digital Video Ethics in IT: Managing Your Copyrights: Copyleft Might Simplify Your Life Chapter 9Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices Major Threats to Your Digital AssetCybercrime and Identity Theft Computer Viruses Catching a Virus Boot-Sector Viruses Logic Bombs and Time Bombs Worms Script and Macro Viruses E-Mail Viruses Encryption Viruses Additional Virus Classifications Virus Symptoms Preventing Virus Infections Antivirus Software Software Updates Understanding Hackers Problems Hackers Can Cause Trojan Horses and Rootkits Denial-of-Service Attacks How Hackers Gain Computer Access Restricting Access to Your Digital Assets Firewalls Types of Firewalls How Firewalls Work Knowing Your Computer Is Secure Password Protection and Password Management Creating Passwords Managing Your Passwords Anonymous Web Surfing: Hiding from Prying Eyes Biometric Authentication Devices Try This: Testing Your Network Security Protecting Your Digital Property from YourselfManaging Online Annoyances Malware: Adware and Spyware Ethics in IT: You're Being Watched ... But Are You Aware You're Being Watched? Spam Cookies DIG DEEPER: Computer Forensics: How It Works Keeping Your Data Safe Protecting Your Personal Information Backing Up Your Data Social Engineering Phishing and Pharming Scareware TRENDS in IT: Computers in Society: Spear Phishing: The Bane of Data Breaches Protecting Your Physical Computing Assets Environmental Factors Power Surges Deterring Theft Keep Them Safe: Alarms Keeping Mobile Device Data Secure Software Alerts and Data Wipes Technology in FocusCareers in IT Chapter 10Behind the Scenes: Software Programming Understanding Software ProgrammingThe Importance of Programming The Life Cycle of an Information System 4The System Development Life Cycle Ethics in IT: When Software Runs Awry The Life Cycle of a Program Describing the Problem: The Problem StatementMaking a Plan: Algorithm Development Developing the Algorithm: Decision Making and Design Top-Down Design Object-Oriented Analysis Coding: Speaking the Language of the Computer DIG DEEPER: The Building Blocks of Programming Languages:Syntax, Keywords, Data Types, and OperatorsCompilation Coding Tools: Integrated Development Environments Debugging: Getting Rid of Errors Testing and Documentation: Finishing the Project Try This: Programming with Corona Programming LanguagesMany Languages for Many Projects Selecting the Right Language Exploring Programming Languages Visual Basic C and C++ Java and C# Objective C HTML JavaScript and VBScript ASP, JSP, and PHP Flash, AJAX, and XML Mobile Applications TRENDS in IT: Emerging Technologies: Unite All Your VideoGame Design Tools The Next Great Language Chapter 11Behind the Scenes: Databases andInformation Systems Database Basics Database Building Blocks Databases versus Lists Advantages of Using Databases Database Management Systems Database Terminology Planning and Creating the Database Using Primary Keys Database Types Relational Databases Object-Oriented DatabasesMultidimensional Databases TRENDS in IT: Computers in Society: User-Populated DatabasesDatabase Functions Inputting Data Data Validation Viewing and Sorting Data Extracting or Querying Data DIG DEEPER: Structured Query Language (SQL) Outputting Data Try This: Using Excel's Database Functions How Businesses Use DatabasesData Warehousing and Storage Data Warehouses Populating Data Warehouses Data Staging Data Marts TRENDS in IT: Emerging Technologies: Can Your Business PartnerDeliver the Goods? Enhanced Databases Can Help You Decide! Business Intelligence Systems Office Support Systems Transaction-Processing Systems Management Information Systems Decision Support Systems Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Data Mining Ethics in IT: Data, Data Everywhere-But Is It Protected? Chapter 12Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World Client/Server Networks and TypologiesClient/Server Network Basics Networking Advantages Comparing Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Networks Types of Client/Server Networks Servers Authentication and File Servers Print Servers Application Servers Database Servers E-mail Servers Communications Servers Web Servers and Cloud Servers TRENDS in IT: Virtualization: Making Servers Work Harder Network Topologies Bus Topology Ring Topology Star Topology Comparing Topologies Try This: Sharing Folders on a Home Network Setting Up Business NetworksTransmission Media Wired Transmission Media Twisted-Pair Cable Coaxial Cable Fiber-Optic Cable Wireless Media Options Comparing Transmission Media Network Adapters Network Navigation Devices MAC Addresses Switches and Bridges Routers DIG DEEPER: The OSI Model: Defining Protocol Standards Network Operating Systems Client/Server Network Security Authentication Access Privileges Physical Protection Measures Firewalls Ethics in IT: How Should Companies Handle Data Breaches? Chapter 13Behind the Scenes: How the Internet Works 548Inner Workings of the InternetThe Management of the Internet Internet Networking Internet Data Routes The Network Model of the Internet Data Transmission and Protocols Circuit Switching Packet Switching TCP/IP Internet Identity: IP Addresses and Domain Names IP Addresses DIG DEEPER: Connection-Oriented Versus Connectionless Protocols Domain Names Try This: Ping Me Coding and Communicating on the InternetHTML, XML, and Other Web Building Blocks HTMLXMLWeb Browser ProtocolsServer-Side ApplicationsClient-Side ApplicationsCommunications Over the InternetE-mailE-mail Security: EncryptionEthics in IT: Web Browsing: Not as Private as You May ThinkInstant MessagingTRENDS in IT: Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the Power of Social NetworksGlossaryIndex

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