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Ch 2: Computer-Based Information System Components

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Work through this business information systems chapter at your own pace to review computer-based information system components. Available at any time, these fun lessons and quizzes are designed to help you prepare for upcoming exams, improve your academic performance and complete class assignments.

Computer-Based Information System Components - Chapter Summary

If you need to quickly review the components of computer-based information systems, you've come to the right place. This collection of short lessons and quizzes offers simple explanations of information systems resources, computer functionality, telecommunication system components and much more. Our expert instructors simplify complex information system concepts, and they're available to answer any questions you may have. Take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam to solidify your comprehension of the material. Upon completion of this chapter, you'll be equipped to:

  • Explain resources that information systems need
  • Identify various computer parts and their function
  • Evaluate the functions and characteristics of computer memory and processing devices
  • Understand how databases help organizations
  • Recognize the components of telecommunications systems

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Computer-Based Information System Components
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Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

1. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.

Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

2. Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

Are you ready to buy a computer? Let's take a trip through the components of a computer for some advice. We'll learn about the motherboard, memory, storage, connectivity and peripherals.

Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

3. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

Have you ever wondered how your computer operates - specifically, where it stores all the information it needs to run? This lesson will answer that question by explaining the general functions of the central processing unit (CPU), random-access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM).

What is Database Management? - How Databases Help Organizations

4. What is Database Management? - How Databases Help Organizations

Organizations use large amounts of data. Database management makes it possible to organize and analyze these data. Learn why database management is important to support business operations.

The Components of a Telecommunications System

5. The Components of a Telecommunications System

Telecommunication is communication at a distance using electrical signals or electromagnetic waves. Learn about the components and properties of telecommunication systems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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