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Chapter 9

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Management Core
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MGCR 331
Emma Vaast

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Chapter 9 Understanding Software A primer for managersI Introduction Computer hardware The physical components of information technology which can include the computer itself plus peripherals such as storage devices input devices like the mouse and keyboard output devices like monitors and printers networking equipment and so onSoftware A computer program or a collection of programs It is a precise set of instructions that tells hardware what to doOperating system The software that controls the computer hardware and establishes standards for developing and executing applicationsApplications Includes desktop applications enterprise software utilities and other programs that perform specific tasks for users and organizationsThe hardwaresoftware layer cakeII Operating system Operating system OS controls the hardwareSome firms like Apple and Nintendo develop their own proprietary OS for their own hardware Microsoft sells operating systems to everyone from Dell to the ATM manufacturer DieboldUser interface UI The mechanism through which users interact with a computing device The UI includes elements of the graphical user interface or GUI
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