Bus 210 Harware and Software Components

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Appendix E

Hardware/Software Components

In your own words, describe the following hardware/software components

|Legacy systems |Legacy systems are the hardware and software systems that a company already uses. They| | |are a huge investment and can be customized to meet a company’s exact needs. | |Mainframe computers |Mainframe computers are the core of a company’s information processing and information| | |system. | |Microprocessors |Microprocessors can also be called computers on chips. These chips are less powerful | | |than mainframe computers, but opened up opportunity for individual computing. | |PCs |A PC is a computer for an individual user. It could and can be programmed to do | | |whatever the user wants. | |Network computers |Network computers are computers that are linked together in a network for better | | |communications between them. A collection of client PC’s into a central server is | | |called a local area network. | |World Wide Web and Internet |Software that connects databases to different institutions making it possible to hold | | |information on web pages. The internet is made up of computer hardware that connects | | |them to a global network....