The Resource The essential guide to computing, E. Garrison Walters

The essential guide to computing, E. Garrison Walters

Label
The essential guide to computing
Title
The essential guide to computing
Statement of responsibility
E. Garrison Walters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An overview of the industry covers the history of computing technology, state of the art hardware, software development, and network communications infrastructures, protocols, and applications. This essential guide to computing demystifies the digital society with an explanation of computer, networking, and Internet technologies, for consumers, investors, marketers, and executives. Chapters are in sections on hardware, software, and networks and the Internet, and offer an in depth perspective on how computers, networks, and the Internet have evolved, where they stand now, and what to expect in the future. Coverage encompasses e-commerce, security, the software industry, enterprise applications, programming languages, and key software applications; includes chapter quizzes. Walters is vice chancellor for academic affairs with the Ohio Board of Regents. The guide for anyone who needs to understand the key technologies driving today's economy and high tech industries. You can't afford not to understand the information revolution that's sweeping the world but who's got time for all the acronyms and hype most technology books give you? It's perfect for smart professionals who want to get up to speed, but don't have computer science or engineering degrees! You'll find up to the minute coverage on all of today's hottest technologies including the evolution of computing, from the room sized monoliths of the 1950s to today's global Internet; a preview of the next revolution, pervasive computing; computer hardware, microprocessors, memory, storage, I/O, displays, and architecture; Windows, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, DOS, NetWare, Palm, what operating systems do, and how they compare; programming languages from machine language to advanced object oriented technologies; key software applications, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, voice recognition, and beyond; Microsoft and the software industry, where they stand, where they're headed; how networks work, LANs, WANs, packet switching, hardware, media, and more; Internet, e-commerce, and security; enterprise applications, data warehousing, Web-centered development, and groupware, whether you're a consumer, investor, or marketer
Member of
Cataloging source
OCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walters, E. Garrison
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA76.5
LC item number
.W287 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Essential guide series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers
  • Electronic data processing
  • Computer networks
  • Informatique
  • Ordinateurs
  • Computer networks
  • Computers
  • Electronic data processing
  • Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Computer Science
Label
The essential guide to computing, E. Garrison Walters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-485) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1 : Computer hardware -- Core of computing : how the key elements of hardware work together ; Memory, storage, and input/output ; Computer monitors and graphics systems ; Silicon economics -- Part 2 : Software -- Fundamentals of the operating system ; Evolution of the operating system ; Microcomputer operating systems ; Programming, object oriented technology, and software development ; Databases, applications, and software reliability -- Part 3 : Networks and the Internet -- Digital vs. analog : communications basics ; Network fundamentals ; Types of networks ; Client/server concepts ; Internet and network security
Control code
54115223
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 499 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54115223
Label
The essential guide to computing, E. Garrison Walters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-485) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1 : Computer hardware -- Core of computing : how the key elements of hardware work together ; Memory, storage, and input/output ; Computer monitors and graphics systems ; Silicon economics -- Part 2 : Software -- Fundamentals of the operating system ; Evolution of the operating system ; Microcomputer operating systems ; Programming, object oriented technology, and software development ; Databases, applications, and software reliability -- Part 3 : Networks and the Internet -- Digital vs. analog : communications basics ; Network fundamentals ; Types of networks ; Client/server concepts ; Internet and network security
Control code
54115223
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 499 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54115223

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