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Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, Comprehensive 16th Edition

Deborah Morley, Charles S. Parker

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2015
  • 648 Pages
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Overview

Give your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist with Morley/Parker's UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, COMPREHENSIVE, 16E. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this book makes computer concepts relevant to today's career-focused students. This edition offers an increased emphasis on mobile computing and related issues, such as mobile commerce and mobile security. Students become familiar with the impact of new and emerging technologies, including smart watches, drones, 3D scanners and printers, robot assistants, perceptual computing, 5G, White Fi and much more.

Deborah Morley, College of the Sequoias

Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today, she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.

Charles S. Parker, University of Colorado

  • UPDATES ADDRESS TECHNOLOGIES THAT IMPACT OUR DAILY LIVES. Students examine new technologies in daily use, including wearables, such as smart watches and smart glasses; drones; smart appliances; 3D scanners and printers; mobile commerce; and EMV credit cards.
  • UPDATED COVERAGE THE LATEST EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. This edition reviews modular smartphones, smartphone driver licenses, robot butlers and other robotic assistants, perceptual computing, smart clothes, 4K video. Students also study evolving networking standards, such as 5G, LTE-U, and White-Fi.
  • UPDATED "ASK THE EXPERT" BOXES FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS PROVIDE REAL-WORLD INSIGHTS ON THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES AND TRENDS. This edition provides insights from influential leaders on how new technologies will impact computing and other industries in the future. For example, students gain input from Brandon Mairs, CEO and President of Arubixs. They review predictions about smartphone fast-food purchasing from Sarah Beddoe, Vice President of Marketing at SONIC, America's Drive-In.
  • STREAMLINED AND REORGANIZED CONTENT ASSISTS IN STUDENT COMPREHENSION. All security and privacy concerns and safeguards related to computers, networks, and the Internet now appear in a single chapter (Chapter 9) for a cohesive, streamlined presentation. Key topics related to multimedia and e-commerce are now introduced in other chapters.
  • UPDATED TO FEATURE MICROSOFT® WINDOWS 10 AND OFFICE 2016. You are assured your students are learning to work with the latest operating systems and applications as all chapters reflect the latest MS Windows 10 and Office 2016 changes and advantages.
  • INTERVIEWS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS OFFER FIRST-HAND INSIGHTS ON THE DIRECTION OF TECHNOLOGY TODAY. These interviews provide students with current and accurate insight into today's new technologies and trends.
  • EMPHASIS ON SOCIETAL ISSUES ADDRESSES THE PRACTICAL IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON COMMUNITIES AND CULTURE. This emphasis throughout the book addresses thought- provoking topics, such as ethics, intellectual property rights, security, and privacy. Students stay well informed on topics that are relevant to their lives today and in the future.
  • MODULAR ORGANIZATION PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY IN PRESENTATION WITH EMPHASIS ON HOW TOPICS RELATE. While the book is organized into a reader-friendly module, each section clearly highlights how the topic relates to and impacts other technology topics and chapters.
1. Introduction to the World of Technology.
2. The System Unit, Processing, and Memory
3. Storage.
4. Input and Output.
5. System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs.
6. Application Software: Desktop and Mobile Apps.
7. Networks and Communication Devices.
8. The Internet.
9. Security and Privacy.
10. Information Systems and System Development.
11. Program Development and Programming Languages.
12. Databases and Database Management Systems.
13. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment.
References and Resources Guide.
Glossary.
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