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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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the UExcel Business Information Systems: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Introduction to Business Information Systems
- Information Systems Application & Impact
- Information Systems Hardware
- Information Systems Software Programs
- Information Systems Software Applications
- Data Management in Information Systems
- Networking & Systems Technology
- Internet, Intranet, & Extranet
- Virtualization for Business
- Electronic & Mobile Commerce
- Enterprise Systems for Business
- Decision Making & Specialized Information Systems
- Systems Development Components & Lifecycle
- Personal & Social Impact of Computers
- UExcel Business Information Systems Flashcards