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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.
|Term |Definition |References |Examples | | | | |(At least two) | |Hardware |Physical parts of a computer system |http://www.techterms.com/def|Monitor and mouse | | | |inition/hardware | | |Software |Programs and applications that run |http://www.techterms.com/def|Internet Explorer and | | |on computer |inition/software |Microsoft Office | |Data management technology |Computer software solution designed |http://doups3.hubpages.com/h|Online banking and ITunes | | |to deal with excessive need for data|ub/Data-Management-Technolog| | | | |y | | |Networking |A wide variety of systems of |http://www.wordiq.com/defini|Television networks and | | |interconnected components |tion/Network |internet | |Telecommunications |The extension of communitation over |http://www.wordiq.com/defini|Mobile phones and radio | | |a distance. |tion/Telecommunications | | |Technology services |Services that make use of modern |http://www.sharpened.net/glo|Cox Cable and Facebook | | |technology |ssary/definition/technologys| | | | |ervices | | |Personal digital assistants |Any small mobile hand-held device |http://searchmobilecomputing|Palm OS and IPod touch | | |that provides computing and |.techtarget.com/definition/p| | | |information storage |ersonal-digital-assistant | | |Personal computers |An inexpensive microcomputer |http://www.wordiq.com/defini|Apple Macintosh and | | |designed for only one user |tion/Personal_computer |Hewlett-Packard | | | | | | |Servers |serves information to computers that|http://www.techterms.com/def|Apache HTTP server and | | |connect to it |inition/server |Microsoft Internet | | | | |Information Services (IIS) | |Supercomputers |A high performance computing machine|http://www.techterms.com/def|Roadrunner and System X | | |designed to have extremely fast |inition/supercomputer | | | |processing speeds. | | | |Secondary storage technology |Technology that is not always |http://www.techterms.com/def|USB flash drives and CDs | | |directly accessible by a computer. |inition/secondarystorage | | |Input devices |Any device that provides input to a |http://www.techterms.com/def|Keyboard and webcams | | |computer. |inition/inputdevice | | |Output devices |Physical output from a computer |http://www.techterms.com/def|Printers and speakers | | | |inition/output | |