CIS 1200 Study Guide - Web Application, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Digital Image

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Published on 17 Apr 2013
School
University of Guelph
Department
Computing and Information Science
Course
CIS 1200
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CIS 1200 NOTES
CHAPTER 1: Becoming Computer Literate
Computer Literate Being familiar enough with computers that you understand their
capabilities and limitations and you know how to use them.
- Being computer literate allows you to:
Use a computer more wisely and be a more knowledgeable consumer.
Computer literate employees are sought after in almost every career.
Will help you understand future technologies
Information Technology A field of study focused on managing and processing information
and the automatic retrieval of information. Includes; computers, telecommunication and software
deployment.
- The fastest growing career industry is computers
- Data Mining The process of searching huge amounts of data with hope of finding a
pattern and used to separate anomalies from the trends. For example large retailers often
study the data gathered from register terminals to determine which products are selling on
a given day and in a specific location.
- UPS tracks packages with tracking systems. The company creates a smart label for the
package. The smart label contains a MaxiCode. The maxicode is a specially designed
scannable sticker that resembles an inkblot and contains all the important info about the
package. When package is handed in UPS scans MaxiCode using handheld devices.
- These handheld devices use Bluetooth technology (type of wireless communication) to
transmit the scanned data through radio waves to a terminal.
- Art and dance is also using computers to a further level. For example computer that
paints your movements as you move closer to it.
- Since video games are best developed for a local market by people native to that market,
game development will probably still in US instead of being offshored (sent to other
countries).
- Teachers must have knowledge of computer to same extent as student
- Technology is often used to improve people’s experiences at museums. For example NY
museum of modern art provides autoguides and podcasts.
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Computer literate being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations and you know how to use them. Use a computer more wisely and be a more knowledgeable consumer. Computer literate employees are sought after in almost every career. Information technology a field of study focused on managing and processing information and the automatic retrieval of information. The fastest growing career industry is computers. Data mining the process of searching huge amounts of data with hope of finding a pattern and used to separate anomalies from the trends. For example large retailers often study the data gathered from register terminals to determine which products are selling on a given day and in a specific location. The company creates a smart label for the package. The maxicode is a specially designed scannable sticker that resembles an inkblot and contains all the important info about the package. When package is handed in ups scans maxicode using handheld devices.

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