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Introduction to Computers:

Data and Information

BUAD 258- Information Systems I

Ali A. Nazemi, Ph.D.

course lecture discussion topics

Computers and Information Systems

  • Software and Multimedia Applications
  • Data, Files and Document Storage
  • Computer Architecture and Marketplace
  • Data Communications and the Internet
  • Computer Security, Control & Ethics
Course Lecture/Discussion Topics
chapter outline
Chapter Outline
  • Computers and Computer Systems
  • Basic Elements of Information Processing
  • Categories of Computers
  • Data, Files and Programs
  • User Interface
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Where to Go for More Info
computers and computer systems
Computers and Computer Systems...
  • What Is a Computer?
  • Elements of a Computer System
  • Data Vs Information
  • I/O and Storage
  • Internal Components
  • Campus Network
data files programs
Data, Files, Programs...
  • Types of Data
    • Text
    • Graphics
    • Audio
    • Video
  • Data Files
  • Programs and Software
categories of computers
Categories of Computers
  • Supercomputer
  • Mainframes
  • Minicomputers
  • Microcomputers
    • Desktop (Flat or Tower)
    • Laptop
    • Notebook
    • Palmtop
  • PDAs
input hardware
Input Hardware...
  • Keyboards (QWERTY, Dvorak)
  • Terminals
      • Smart Vs Intelligent Vs Network
      • Network & Web
  • Pointing Devices
      • Mouse, Touch Screen, Light Pen, Joystick, Trackball
  • Image Scanners & POS Terminals
  • Digitizers -Digitizer Tablet, Digital Camera
  • Voice Input Devices
  • Analog-To-Digital Converters
input hardware12
Input Hardware...
  • Scanners
      • UPC Readers (POS Terminals)
      • Magnetic Ink
      • Image Scanners
      • Fax Machines
  • Smart Cards
output devices
Output Devices...
  • Monitors (Soft Copy)
    • Data Display (Text, Graphs, video)
    • Resolution (Pixels)
    • Standards (MDA, CGA, EGA, VGA, XGA, SVGA)
    • CRT Vs. Flat-Panel (LCD)
      • Passive Matrix (TFT)
      • Active Matrix (Dual Scan)
    • High Definition
output devices18
Output Devices...
  • Printers (Hard Copy)
    • Scaleable Fonts, Character Set
    • Speed - Pages Per Minute (PPM)
    • Printer Types:
      • Dot Matrix, Ink Jet, Laser, Thermal
      • Color Laser
output devices21
Output Devices...
  • Plotters
    • Pen Plotters (X-Y)
    • Ink-Jet
    • Electrostatic
    • Direct Image (Thermal)
special purpose output devices
Special Purpose Output Devices...
  • Speakers
  • MIDI Devices
  • Voice Output
  • Film Recorders
  • Digital-To-Analog Converters
user interface
User Interface
  • Command-Driven
  • Shortcut Keystrokes
  • Prompted
  • Menu-Driven
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mouse, Keyboard & Monitor
  • Touch-Sensitive Screens
  • Voice-Driven Interface
graphical user interface gui
Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Menu Bars

Pull-Down Menus

Icon Menus

Pop-Up Menus

Scroll Bars

Check/Radio Boxes

Online Help

Windows Environment

where to go for more info
Where to Go for More Info..

Me

Your Text

Software Manuals

Help Features

The Internet

Magazines and Journals

campus network

Your Dorm PC

Hub

Multimedia Classrooms

Lab PCs

Servers (\\svnt0?\Username$)

Internet

Campus Network
local drives
Local Drives
  • A: Drive (Floppy)
  • C: Drive (Hard Disk)
  • D: Drive (CD-ROM)
  • E: Drive (Zip)Local drives are physically located on your computer.
network drives
Network Drives
  • N: Network Applications
  • W: Web Space
  • X: Secure Department Drive
  • Y: Public Drive
  • Z: Personal Drive
  • All network drives are physically located in Trexler.
win95 98 nt operating systems
Win95/98/NTOperating Systems
  • OS is good for you.
  • DeskTop or On the Shelf
  • Are Bars Open?
  • Dragon Drop! Ooh!
  • Lost Control of My Panel
  • Start and Stop! Way to Go Bill!
win95 98 nt operation
Win95/98/NT Operation
  • Where Do I Begin… (Love Story!!)
  • Explorer has been good to Me! (or My Computer)
    • But Can You Open That File?
  • Size it, Minimize it, Restore it or Close it
  • Folders? (Handy after Laundry!)
  • File/Folder Needs Operations
  • Muti-Tasking
    • (Can You Walk and Chew Gum?)
  • Cut Me, Copy Me! But Don’t Forget to Paste Me
windows applications
Windows Applications
  • Where is my App? Check the Extension!
  • Oh! I Get it, It has to be Recognizable.
  • Do We Have Something in Common?
  • Yes! Menus, Toolbars, Icons & Most Operations
  • Tools for Every Job! Too Many (Confused?)
  • Wanna View a Toolbar?
  • Object of My Orientation! (Object-Orientation)
  • Save Me! But Remember Where You Put Me.
  • Tangled Webs we weave!
  • ET Phone Homepage!
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