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Ch 23: Information Technology in the Business Environment

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This self-paced chapter is designed to help you prepare for a test covering information technology in the business environment. Video lessons and quizzes cover the uses of telecommunications, database and cloud computing technologies.

Information Technology in the Business Environment - Chapter Summary

Fun lessons in this chapter ensure you understand computer networking, telecommunications, database management and e-commerce. Our instructors can even introduce you to the different types of data and help you assess the impact of information technology on the economy with lessons covering the following topics:

  • Telecommunication system components
  • Mainframe and client/server systems
  • Network operating systems
  • Computer networks and distributed processing
  • E-commerce and m-commerce
  • Cloud computing and database management

Whether you need help differentiating between wireless and local area networks or just want a refresher on database structures, this chapter's videos and transcripts explain each concept in a way that's easy to understand. There are also quizzes at the end of each lesson to help you discern when it's time to move on to the next topic.

10 Lessons in Chapter 23: Information Technology in the Business Environment
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Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

The Components of a Telecommunications System

2. 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.

Client/Server and Mainframe Systems Used in Telecommunication Systems

3. Client/Server and Mainframe Systems Used in Telecommunication Systems

Telecommunications are managed in a number of different ways, including peer-to-peer, client/server and mainframe systems. Learn why client/server has become the most widely used network architecture.

Telecommunications Hardware: Routers, Modems, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways

4. Telecommunications Hardware: Routers, Modems, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways

Building a computer network requires specialized hardware. Learn about transmission media and the variety of hardware devices needed for a computer network.

Network Operating Systems (NOS): Windows & Novell Net Ware

5. Network Operating Systems (NOS): Windows & Novell Net Ware

Every computer needs an operating system, and networks require their own operating systems. Learn about the specialized functions of network operating systems.

Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

6. Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

Computer networks can vary in size from a handful of devices within a single room to millions of devices spread across the entire globe. Learn about the different types of networks.

e-commerce & m-commerce: Buying & Selling on the Web & Mobile Devices

7. e-commerce & m-commerce: Buying & Selling on the Web & Mobile Devices

E-commerce and m-commerce have transformed the way that organizations and consumers conduct business. Additional topics discussed in this lesson include B2B, B2C, C2C, and e-government.

Cloud Computing and Databases: Technology to Improve Database Management

8. Cloud Computing and Databases: Technology to Improve Database Management

Cloud computing uses a network of computers to provide services that otherwise would be provided by a single computer or computer server. Learn how cloud computing works and how it allows you to use the same database on multiple devices in this video lesson.

Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database

9. Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database

Learn the fundamental elements of databases and how they are structured. One common data structure is a database table, which uses records and fields to organize data.

Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia

10. Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia

Discuss the basic types of data found in databases. These include character strings, integers, decimals, images, audio, video and other multimedia types.

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