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Appendix BKey Computer Terms CheckPoint
Definitions and Usage of Information Technology InfrastructureComponents and Technologies
The following terms are examples of information technology infrastructure components andtechnologies used in business. Research definitions using the Internet. You will write a definitionof each term and provide at least two examples of the component or technology. Provide citationsand references for all resources.
Term Definition References Examples(At least two)
ardware Physical parts of acomputer systemhttp://www.techter ms.com/definition/hardware motherboards, harddrives, and RAMSoftware Programs a computer executesdl.austinec.edu/students/DLGlossary.htmlOpen Office andMyst gamingsoftwareData managementtechnologyWays to handle data http://www.techter ms.com/definition/datamanagementData encryptionand data storageNetworking
A number of computersconnected to each other http://www.techter ms.com/definition/networkInternet andEthernetTelecommunications Transmission of signalsover long distancehttp://www.techter ms.com/definition/telecommunicationsTV, email, cellphones,Technology services Services that provide,maintain, or fixtechnologyhttp://www.techter ms.com/definition/technologyservicesWireless internetand cell phonesPersonal digitalassistantsTiny computer for easystorage and transporthttp://www.techter ms.com/definition/technologyservicesIPhone, blackberry,PDA¶sPersonal computers Personal PC that storesinformation and hashardware, software, andinternet connectionhttp://www.techter ms.com/definition/pcDell, IBM, GatewayServers Server servesinformation to computersthat are connected to itwww.techterms.com/definition/server Web servers, mailservers, and LANserversSupercomputers high performancecomputing machinedesigned to haveextremely fastprocessing speedswww.techterms.com/definition/sBlue Gene andRoadrunner systems developedby IBMSecondary storagetechnologyrefers to storage devicesand storage media thatwww.techterms.com/definition/sexternal harddrives, USB flash