Hardware/Software Components

Hardware/Software Components

 

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

 

 

Legacy systems

 

 

A computer system or software used by a company’s IT department. Legacy system is an outmoded programming, languages, software, or hardware typically no longer supported by vendors.

 

 

Mainframe computers

 

 

Is a large computer system that has a higher processing and allows a company to store more data in the system

 

 

Microprocessors

 

 

Is a microchip that contains all functions of a central processing unit in a computer

 

 

PCs

 

 

A smaller version of a mainframe that was designed for personal and individual use only

 

 

Network computers

 

 

A computer with minimal memory, disk space, and processor power designed to connect to a network or Internet.

 

 

World Wide Web and Internet

 

 

Is a network that is allows a person to connect to all computers worldwide that are connected to the Internet. The world wide web allows a person to access information via the Internet

 

 

Wired and wireless broadband technology

 

 

Is a component that allows faster Internet connection and allows information to be received faster.

 

 

PC software

 

 

Is a program that allows a person to perform a specific function on a computer

 

Networking software

 

Is the information, data, or programming used for computers to communicate, or connect to one another and share information.

 

 

Computer security software

 

Software designed to provide strong data protection with minimal efforts.

 

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