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Definitions and Usage of Information Technology Infrastructure Components and Technologies
The following terms are examples of information technology infrastructure components and technologies used in business. Research definitions using the Internet. You will write a definition of each term and provide at least two examples of the component or technology. Provide citations and references for all resources.
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HardwarePhysical parts of a computer system http://www.techterms.com/definition/hardware Monitor and mouse
Virtual computer program consisting of lines of code used to direct the operation of a computerhttp://www.techterms.com/definition/software programs or applications
Data management technologyThe software that governs the organization of data on physical storage media.http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_laudon_essmis_8/86/22117/5661977.cw/index.html#D Hard drives or flash memory
two or more computers connected or communicating with each otherhttp://www.techterms.com/definition/network Internet or a printer
the transmission of signals over long distanceshttp://www.techterms.com/definition/telecommunications Internet or cell phone
services that involve technologyhttp://www.techterms.com/definition/technologyservices technical support and computer networking
Personal digital assistantsSmall, pen-based, handheld computers with built-in wireless telecommunications capable of entirely digital communications transmission.http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_laudon_essmis_8/86/22117/5661977.cw/index.html#P Palm Pilot and Handspring Visor
Small desktop or portable computer.http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_laudon_essmis_8/86/22117/5661977.cw/index.html#P Laptop and desktop computer
a computer that provides data to other computers...