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  1. Introduction to Information Technology Module 1

  2. Learning Objective After completing this chapter, you will be able to: • Discuss why it is important to learn about information technology. • Define IT, computer system and its operations. • Explain types of computer.

  3. How does computer come in your life?

  4. Large & Expensive for Scientist 1st Programmable electronic computer, ENIAC: 1946

  5. IBM PC based on PC-DOS: 1982

  6. Pervasive computing

  7. Convergence

  8. All-in-One PCs HP TouchSmart IQ804t series

  9. Why study IT?

  10. Why is it essential to learn about computers? • Knowing about computers can help you • to buy the right one • get the most efficient use out of it • have a much higher level of comfort and confidence along the way • select major.

  11. Computer Specification

  12. Motherboard Layout

  13. Network

  14. Major Selection • Information Technology: IT • Computer Science:CS • Telecommunications Science:TS • Technology Management: TechM • Business Data Analysis: DA

  15. What is IT?

  16. Information Technology (IT) • Is a general term that describes any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information. • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  17. Overview of computer system

  18. IT or Computer System consists of • Computer (Hardware) • Software • Network • Database • Peopleware

  19. Typical Computer Hardware

  20. Overview of Computer System Structure Inside Computer

  21. Software • System • Application

  22. Network • Communication • Internet

  23. Database

  24. Peopleware • Users or end users • Programmer • System analyst

  25. What is a computer?

  26. Overview of Computer System Structure Five Primary Operations

  27. Type of computer

  28. Types of Computer • Personal computer, Microcomputer • Minicomputer or Midrange server • Mainframe computer • Super computer Terminals Mainframe computer

  29. Microcomputer

  30. Thin Client

  31. Notebook

  32. Subnotebook / Netbook

  33. Tablet iPad Samsung Galaxy Tab

  34. Handheld, Palm, Pocket ComputerSmartphone

  35. Wearable Computer

  36. Workstation

  37. Minicomputer or Midrange Server

  38. Rack Server

  39. Blade Server

  40. Rack vs. Blade Rack Blade

  41. Mainframe

  42. CRAY-1 Supercomputer Photo by Eric Long/NASM, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

  43. IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer

  44. What contents inside this course?

  45. Course Outline • Textbook • Using Information Technology, A Practical Introduction to Computers & Communications, 9th Edition, Brian K. Williams and Stacey C. Sawyer, McGraw-Hill, 2011.