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CIS 105: Week 2 Notes for Applied Business Computing Concepts

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CIS 105: Week 2 Notes for Applied Business Computing Concepts CIS 105

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These notes cover what's in the Knowledge Check 2 which can also be on the midterm test.
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lbiador on Thursday October 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CIS 105 at Arizona State University taught by Staff in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Computer Appls&Info Technology in Business at Arizona State University.


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Date Created: 10/06/16
Chapter 2: Application Software  Application software: performs tasks like creating a budget for accounting or supply chain, creating a resume, making a professional presentation for a business proposal o A user’s choice – human intervention  Ex: Email, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and project management software  Word Processing Software o Word processor: application software used to create, compose, edit, format and print documents  Microsoft Word  Adobe Acrobat or Corel WordPerfect o Businesses use it to create memos, legal documents, or any other document application  Microsoft Word: distinguished by “.doc” or “docx.” o Allows images, spellcheck, grammar checking, and other features  Adobe Acrobat o Allows user to create, edit, format, and print portable document format files (PDF files) o Freeware product for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs and resides on virtually every platform o Can be digitally signed  Corel Word Perfect o Developed at BYU for Data General Minicomputers  Spreadsheet Software o Spreadsheet: electronic grid of columns and rows used to create, model, and manipulate numerical and financial information o Columns = letter o Rows = numbers o If columns and rows intersect, they form a cell  Database Software o Database software (DBMS) – used to create a collection of related files called tables  Consists of records (rows) of data separated by fields (columns) that can be queried to produce populations of information  Presentation Software o Presentation software: used to present information in a slideshow format o Businesses rely on presentation software to communicate and collaborate in strategic and tactical meetings o Allows user to further enhance a presentation  Specific-use Application Software o Allows user to view items via Internet o Network Software – allows computers to communicate with each other  Browser Software o A browser or web browser – user interface software that allows the user to display web pages found on the World Wide Web o Display hyperlinks that are clickable navigation elements that let the user navigate from one web page to another  Microsoft Internet Explorer  Google Chrome  Mozilla Firefox  Apple’s Safari  Networks o Computer Networks: two or more computers connected together for resource sharing and communication o Resources refer to  Computer files  Folders  Software  Printers, scanner, webcams, etc.  Choosing and Buying A car o You may not know how it works o It starts every time o It sounds good o No immediate problems o Its clean and looks good  Choosing a technology and buying it o You may not know how it works o It seems to work every time  The System Unit o Main body of the computer o Contains the motherboard o Contains assorted computer components  Power supply  Cooling fan  Disk drives  Primary memory  Secondary memory  Expansion cards/slots  Etc.  The Motherboard o Sometimes called a system board or logic board  Essentially a circuit board  Printed Circuit Board (PCB)  Replace loose wiring  Reduced size  Made of non-conductive plastic o The motherboard is analogous to land that contains buildings, roads, and infrastructure. o Imagine a large piece of land with an enormous distribution center in the middle, with roads from all points of the compass o The distribution center is the microprocessor on the motherboard  The Microprocessor o The brains of the computer o Central processing unit (CPU) o Measured in clock rate  Interprets program instructions  Process data  Gives the computer the ability to be programmed o The microprocessor is the distribution center in land o It uses different algorithms to process hits  8 hits in a byte  1,024 bytes in a kilobyte  1,024 kilobyte in a megabyte  1,024 megabytes in a gigabyte  1,024 gigabytes in a terabyte  1,024 terabytes in a petabyte  The Bus Lines o Pathways that transfer data and power o Controlled by software to connect to devices o Measured in width  Binary Systems o Made up of 2 parts o In the case of a computer, a ‘1’ or a ‘0’ which are bits o 8 bites in a byte  Most microcomputers use ASCII  Power Supply Unit (PSU) o Converts Alternating Current (AC) to Direct Current (DC) o Some PSU can sense a wide range of AC  System Units o Store Memory o Retain memory o Process memory o Memory holds information that is electronically stored on a computer like spreadsheets, images, and data  2 types of memories  Primary Memory (volatile) o What the user is currently working on  Secondary Memory (non-volatile) o Where the information is stored  Memory is stored as 1 or 0 and translated for human with computer screens, keyboards, microphones, etc.  Primary Storage – Random Access Memory (RAM) o Volatile o In the form of RAM Chipsets mounted on motherboard o Allows data to be accessed in any order o No physical movement  Secondary Storage – hard-drive, cloud drive, etc. o Non-volatile o Spinning device (hard drive or optical disc) o Does not require electricity o Like a metal filing cabinet where files are stored, can be taken out and placed on a desk [ram] for use. Once making changes is done, it’s returned to the filing cabinet, which is the secondary storage.  Input and Output Device o Translates Machine Code o Turns ‘1s’ and ‘0s’ in output o Turns input into ‘1s’ and ‘0s.’ o Input data and information that enters a computer and is translated into machine code like through a keyboard or microphone o Output is data and information that exits a computer system and is translated for human comprehension, like computer monitor or speaker.


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