MIS 2223 Midterm: Test 1 Study Guide Part 1

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East Carolina University
Management Information Systems
MIS 2223
Kevin Fontana

Test 1 Study Guide CHAPTER 1 TERMS: Digital Literacy: Involves having a current knowledge and understanding of computers, mobile devices, the web, and related technologies. Computer: An electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory. (accepts data; input) (processing) (produces information; output). Keyboard: A keyboard contains keys you press to enter data and instructions into a computer or mobile device. Pointing Devices: An input device that allows a user to control a small symbol on the screen called the pointer (i.e. a mouse or trackpad). Output Device: Any hardware component that conveys information from a computer or mobile device to one or more people. Storage Device: Records (writes) andor retrieves (reads) items to and from storage media. Internet: A worldwide collection of computer networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals. World Wide Web (WWW): A global library of information available to anyone connected to the Internet. Browser: Software that enables users with an Internet connection to access and view webpages on a computer or mobile device. Green Computing: Involves reducing the electricity consumed and environmental waste generated when using a computer. Software (aka Program): Tells the computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them. Communications Device: Hardware capable of transferring items from computers and devices to transmission media and vice versa. Network: A collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media.
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