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Computer History it Is Said That Before

Computer History It is said that before 1935, a computer was a person who was performing arithmetic calculations. During 1935 and 1945, a computer was referred to as a machine but not a person. Its definition as a modern machine tends to be based on von Neuman's concepts: a device that is capable of accepting input, processing data, storing data…

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Computer Is it Anyway? Should

Should management be allowed to monitor all Internet use? Management must be allowed to monitor all Internet use. Since access to the Internet is considered as among the resources of a company, it is only fitting and proper for them to have the right of knowing that their resources are not misused and abused by their employees. After all, it is the responsibility of the employees to make use of the company's Internet access for the right purpose. Otherwise, if they have other intentions in accessing the Internet, they should instead do it out of their company's facilities. Should employees be warned if email is to be monitored? If emails are to be monitored, it is also a good etiquette to inform the employees. This is to protect the employees' rights to privacy and confidential information. For instance, some personal emails, though not malicious, might contain confidential matters for employees. Thereby, if they are informed that their emails will be monitored, they can choose not access in the office their personal emails. What specific reasons can you give to support an Internet crackdown by management? The first reason why Internet crackdown is done by management is that they need to ensure that their employees make use of office hours for the company's benefit and not just for their employees personal activities. Another reason is that managements need to protect company information from malicious disclosures that employees might make. What specific reasons can you give to oppose a crackdown? Internet crackdown removes the right of employees to privacy and confidentiality. All that they access from the Internet can be traced and read by the management. Thereby, employees cannot even make use of their break times for……

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Computer Addiction

Computer Addiction: Causes and Potential Cures The determinants and predictors of computer addiction cannot be isolated only to a specific series of demographic, psychographic or socioeconomic variables, it is an equal opportunity disease. Empirical studies indicate that computer addiction is contrary to popular opinion, not just reserved for male teenagers who have been known to spend 48 hours straight playing games on their computers or engaging in online chat sessions (Soule, 65, 66). The determinants of computer addiction are more based on lineless and isolation, and the reliance on the computer as a means to find autonomy, mastery and purpose in life (Quinn, 175, 176). The symptoms of computer addiction include significant swings in a person's mood when they are online or off, whether they have been able to attain the level of activity on the computer they deem significant, and when denied access, conflict and feelings of anger, desperation and at times mood swings that bordered on psychosis (Soule, 72, 73). Computer addiction's best cure is to remove patients from the often extreme isolation conditions they have and create more suitable triggers of dopamine release, including accomplishing tasks in the real, not virtual, world (Quinn, 174, 175). Analysis of Computer Addiction It has been problematic for researchers to isolate a specific series of attributes or traits that distinguish those that are predisposed to computer addiction relative to those that aren't. This has made prediction difficult and opponents of the research, including PC hardware and software companies, able to refute these claims of their products being the basis of health problems for consumers (Neumann, 129, 130). Fortunately PC manufacturers including Apple and others have also studied the implications of computer addiction in the context of ergonomics and usability, and discovered that those that seek recursive feedback constantly, creating virtually what they need in person, are the most prone to this psychiatric condition (Neumann, 128, 129). The quick release of dopamine is at the center of the computer addictions millions of people have today (Soule, 72). The Internet acts like a dopamine accelerator for computer addict, accelerating the physiological and psychological changes their brains go through when interacting with their computer and especially the Internet (Quinn, 175, 176). The continual isolation that society today is continually creating along with the affinity that dopamine creates when it finds a source are powerful catalysts of behavioral change. The combination of these two factors…

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Social Disintegration Via Internet

Computers and Society The Internet has facilitated communication, commerce, and information dissemination. However, the downside to the Internet has become the topic of recent research due to the proliferation of digital media and the ways the computer has infiltrated human society. Well before the Internet flourished, computers replaced human beings in multiple job sectors, leading to loss of livelihood and…

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Computers VPN as a Company

That outer packet guards the contents from public view and makes sure that the packet moves inside a virtual tunnel. This layering of packets is known as encapsulation. Computers or other network devices at both ends of the tunnel, known as tunnel interfaces, can encapsulate outgoing packets and reopen incoming packets. Users who are located at one end of the tunnel and IT personnel who are at one or both ends of the tunnel arrange the tunnel interfaces they're accountable for to use a tunnelling protocol. "Also called an encapsulation protocol, a tunnelling protocol is a standardized method to encapsulate packets" (Tyson & Crawford, 2012). Using a VPN can have a key impact on a company by increasing sales, product development can be speed up, and strategic partnerships can be made stronger. Prior to VPNs the only other alternatives for generating this kind of communication were costly leased lines, Frame Relay or ATM access circuits. A high service quality VPN has prospective to be better then conventional circuits like ISDN and Frame Relay, as well as give the company considerable cost savings. "These costing savings can range for 30% to 80% depending on the type of leased line and its destination. For example a large corporation with offices all over the world can save substantial amounts of money on communication costs by introducing a VPN" (Why do Companies use VPN, 2011). A well-designed VPN provides a business with many benefits. Some of the most significant include: Extended connections across multiple geographic locations without using a leased line Improved security for exchanging data Flexibility for remote offices and employees to use the business intranet over an existing Internet connection as if they're directly connected to the network Savings in time and expense for employees to commute if they work from virtual workplaces Improved productivity for remote employees A business might not require all these benefits from its VPN, but it should demand the following essential VPN features: Security -- The VPN should protect data while it's traveling on the public network. If intruders try to capture the data, they should be incapable to read or use it. Reliability -- Employees and remote offices should be able to connect to the VPN with no trouble at any time (unless hours are restricted), and the VPN should provide the same quality of association for each user even when it is handling its utmost…

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Cloud Computing and Data Security

Cloud Computing and Data Security Cloud computing service providers have made their systems so inexpensive to use and easy to access, that there is little reason that companies should not be exploring this option for providing data and services. -- Roger Smith, 2009a Businesses utilize Information Technology (IT) such as computer hardware and software to run their operations. Even small…

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Malware Since the Earliest Days of Humankind,

Malware Since the earliest days of humankind, inventions from the wheel to nanotechnology have been used and abused for unethical or illegal purposes. Why would it be any different for computer and Internet technology? In fact, the proliferation of computer exploitation necessitated an entirely new language. Overall, "malware" is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system, without the…

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Database Security the Focus of

" (Murray, 2010) The problem stated with inference is that no ideal solution exists to the problem and the only solution recommended includes the controls "related to queries (suppression) or controls related to individual items in a query." (Murray, 2010) Sensitive data a query requests is not provided or the answer provided are close but not exact and the user…

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Technologies With Ethical Implications the

It is unlawful to make copies of intellectual property like music, movies and software without the consent to do accordingly. One's computer may be damaged by the P2P software and the files traded on the P2P networks by fixing viruses or spy ware and may permit others to use the files contained in one's hard drive much across those, one…

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Applying Troubleshooting Methodologies

Applying Troubleshooting Methodologies Component #1 - Identifying Tools and Techniques Knowledgebase Problem 1: Computer will not power on Methodology to isolate: To isolate the issue by verifying that the power source is actually functional. Plug something else into the outlet and ensure it turns on. Try to turn on the computer again once you know the power source is functional.…

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IT Security Lang, David. A Graphic Picture

IT Security Lang, David. "A Graphic Picture of Crime." ASIS. Sept 2002. The article "A Graphic Picture of Crime" begins with a tale of an 'everyman' or 'every person' wireless Internet user named John whose computer is hacked from a distance by a criminal named Frank. Frank uses his laptop to mimic John's wireless network and the wireless router's Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), the protocol that assigns Internet protocols. Not only does the article explain how this newest twist in intellectual property theft, that of robbing a user of his or her digital footprints and using the protocol for criminal purposes, is accomplished, it also shows the legal difficulties in tracing such a crime and outlines what one can do to prevent such a crime from being committed against one's self in the first place. The investigation of such crimes remains difficult from a legal perspective, although less so than it used to be. Traditionally, investigators of intellectual property theft had to prove that the alleged criminals had stolen, intellectual property in the form of direct observation or sworn testimony from direct witnesses. Now, for Internet crimes of intellectual property, by law, investigators need only to obtain a court order to require the Internet service provider (ISP) make subscriber information available to law enforcement so that the investigators can contact the private homeowners whose connection has been hijacked. Then, they investigators can obtain consent for a search from the individual whose accounted was hacked into and gather information about any unauthorized computers that used the owners' wireless network via a router. A router collects data on every computer that sends information through the network, including the computer's address on the Internet and each computer's unique identifier from the factory, called the MediaAccess Controller (MAC) address. A MAC address that does not correspond to any computer in the home indicates an outside has exploited the wireless network connection. Later, after Frank is 'captured' and the investigators can obtain a warrant search the working memory of the alleged offender's computer, the random access memory (RAM) or primary storage area where calculations and data manipulation occur. The forensic examiners are most concerned with the section of slack space known as RAM slack, swap files, and deleted information from slack space and swap files. Examiners can thus create a timeline and confirm that Frank downloaded and decrypted the instructions from the Internet before…

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Consequences of Computer Technologies on Educators

Internet and Online Education Moon In order to fully understand the impact of online courses and to place them within their proper social context it is important to understand how the idea of online learning developed. A literature review reveals a growing body of sources related to the history of the Internet and it social relevance. The following will explore this research and will summarize it in order to gain a proper understanding of its social significance. History of the Internet and Internet-Based Courses The concept of educational courses where the student did not have to be physically present in the classroom began soon after the first television set was introduced. The original concept of the television was that it would be a means to educate a population in a highly efficient manner (Freed, 1999). However, corporate greed soon took over and the educational purpose of the television soon became secondary to the advertising potential. The first telecourse began in 1959 and continued into the early 1960s. Sunrise Semester involved a teacher, standing before a class with a camera that was shooting over the heads of the students. The program was dropped due to a lack of funding (Freed, 1999). Sesame Street and other educational programs arose from these early efforts (Freed, 1999). The first true telecourse was offered by Coastline Community College in 1976. Courses were broadcast over public television to universities and libraries in Orange County. At the same time Dallas Community College began producing video courses for export to other campuses (Freed, 1999). Considering these early forerunners it should not be surprising that online courses sprang up quickly after the invention of the Internet. In 1991 the World Wide Web as we know it was born (Leiner, et. Al, 2000). In a search for the oldest online school on any level, the jury is still out. There were many schools on the Internet that claim to be the first. It was difficult to draw any type of conclusion on this subject. However, one thing became apparent. There are hundreds, or perhaps even thousands of online schools offering anything from preschool to MA and PHD level instruction. Universities first began giving students access to the Internet in the early 1990s (Freed, 1999). The Internet provides many opportunities for distance learning and has many advantages over early distance learning courses and the face-to-face classroom. The Internet allows for on-demand…

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Computer History Museum: A Virtual

Once connections were enabled and the Internet became ubiquitous in the household, innovations proliferated. The Internet illustrates something very profound about communications technology, namely it is only useful and interesting when you can talk 'to' someone, and communications applications on their own, until they become common, are mere curiosities. What I learned The most profound thing I learned, in reviewing the grand sweep of the history of computers is the degree to which computer have become a part of daily life in a way they were not when they were first conceptualized. The earliest computers were as large as small rooms and even in supposedly futuristic scenario movies like 2001, computers were primarily entrusted to do 'heavy duty' rather than mundane tasks. Today, it is the everyday computers that have had the most profound influence upon changing the ways that human beings interact with one another. It is interesting to see how different trends have occurred, ebbed away, and then reasserted themselves. For example, in an age in which few people typed other than secretaries, the 1980s saw the ascent and rapid decent of the 'pen' computer, a computer on which people could write notes. However, today, stylus computers were resurrected on blackberries before becoming obsolete once more with the popularity of touchscreens. Almost everyone today possesses the capacity to type, thanks to the common skill of word processing, but even this may began to once again be an obsolete skill as technology changes. How does it apply to my main interest? The unpredictability of technology and how it changes human life is the final message that was underlined to me by my visit to the Computer Museum. Even the inventors of the Internet's most basic technology could not have predicted the degree to which it would change everyday life and communication. Many people even prefer texting to talking, because of the comfortable distance online communication offers them. We are 'mobile' computers today ourselves, forever carrying our 'network' baggage with us, wherever we go. In the past, this was regarded as a quaint idea, as parodied in this photo of a computer on a bicycle, but today the vision is an accepted reality. Work Cited "The Web." Computer History Museum. [5 Dec 2012] http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/394…

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Database Administrator What it Takes

The number of database administrators to be working on the field is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2018. This is because the Internet and E-commerce will continue to expand massively, resulting in a continuing need to build and maintain database management systems. Also, the increasing importance that is being placed on cyber security, i.e., the protection of electronic information, will require many workers skilled in the task of information security. [5: Database Administrator." 19 March 2010. .] The salary range for the job of Database Administrators is highly dependent upon the industry they are present in and the location of their workplace. Rates tend to be higher in the financial services and banking, investment and insurance sectors. The salaries for Database Administrators typically lie in the range from £25,000-£30,000 per year. After an experience of working as a DBA for around two to three years, the salary range tends to shoot up to a figure of around £35,000-£40,000 per year. Subsequent to gaining experience and fulfilling the role of a DBA in this field for a time period of about ten to fifteen years, the salary usually rises to a benchmark between the amounts of £40,000-£60,000 per year. Freelance work and self-employment is also possible in this work-field after a few years of experience. The working environment is mostly informal and it is possible for work to be carried out from home or from other remote locations using modems, laptops, email and access to the internet. There is an increasing trend towards working from home. [6: Staff, Yahoo! Education. "Telecommuting Careers." Yahoo! Education. March 2012 .Work CitedSpeciss College. ."Database Administrator." 19 March 2010. .Microsoft. "Database Basics." Microsoft Office. March 2012 .Prakken Publications. "Database Administrator?" (n.d.).SFIAPlus. "Database Administrators." British Computer Society (Retrieved 2012-02-06).Staff, Yahoo! Education. "Telecommuting Careers." Yahoo! Education. March 2012 .] Nevertheless, the role of a Database Administrator is a vital one for his or her employers, as most of the functions in these organizations heavily rely on the successful performance of the duties of a DBA. Although a tough job, this makes them one of the most sought after professionals by enterprises all over the economy, rewarding them accordingly with heavy pay checks for the nature of the work they perform. End Notes…

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Invention and Development of the Internet

¶ … Internet in Response to the Cold War The history of the computer industry, in general, has been a story of fast-paced development. Technological advancements coming in rapid fire succession has been the key development of technologies a generation or two ago were only the stuff of science fiction, such as the Internet. Today, technology and specifically the Internet…

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Computer Revolution

¶ … Computer Revolution The effects of the computer revolution can be felt all over the global culture, in communications, development, and in education as well as many other general and specialized areas. There are both good and seemingly bad outcomes that have been explored in specialties and in the general population, potential social isolation, technology fraud and/or crime, and many other issues come to mind, but on a more positive note any individual with a computer and an internet connection can have a conversation in real time with someone else with similar gear all the way on the other side of the world, exchanging information that can improve their life and alter their perceptions of the world. "Interactive multimedia systems promise to revolutionize education. In the future, it will be possible for people to learn anything, anytime, anywhere." Halal, and Liebowitz 21) One of the most foundational issues associated with the computer revolution is the dynamic change in the manner that research is compiled, sought and obtained by any interested party. "Computers can handle very rapidly data that would take humans several years to process." Cohen, Manion, and Morrison 385) the foundations of the computer revolution have created a research revolution that has completely changed the manner in which research can be done, the rate it can be done and the amount of material that can be available at any given time. Research databases, once they have been compiled can rapidly collect more information than an individual needs about any given topic. The individual can seek information on infectious diseases, history, culture, sociology and with a discerning eye can formulate whatever desired outcomes they have within their context, within a matter of moments, as compared to the arduous manner in which research was done before computers. Some academics, calling back to the days of their own dissertations, where footnote reformatting required a completely new document, call the computer revolution amazing but at the same time question the ease at which information is gained and demand hard copy research from students, which is certainly fine as it reminds students of the origins of the word, and the value of the documents themselves. But it is not the majority, as more and more educators become engaged in the computer's uses and revolutionary abilities. The big break came with the advent of the microcomputer in the middle of the decade. By the…

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Computer Security Although it Is

Some organizations have found it necessary to lock their computer drives to prevent any downloading of files from the classified system. If an individual wishes to download and retransmit an unclassified file from a classified system, the file must be downloaded and processed by the system administrator to remove electronic traces of other files before it is retransmitted (Denning, 1988). Secrets in the computer require the same protection as secrets on paper. Information can be recovered from a computer hard drive even after the file has been deleted or erased by the computer user. It is estimated that about a third of the average hard drive contains information that has been "deleted" but is still recoverable. Encrypting sensitive data is another method that prevents the unauthorized access of data. This mechanism is offers value so that none other than the genuine person can take measures for data modification (Bhargava and Gadia, 1990). It also inhibits unauthorized dumping and interpretation of data, and enables secure authentication of users. Presently, information security encompasses a number of measures such as communications security, computer security and radiation security (i.e. emissions from devices such as monitors and printers). Then there are other measures such as the use of security PINS and audit trails of transactions that change the system's state when sensitive data are accessed (Bjork, 1975). Other measures that can be taken are the use of the software that detect, prevent and enable the investigation of malicious software. The use of network disability also ensures that the users cannot access secure data from the networks (Bjork, 1975). References Bach, Maurice J. (1986). The Design of the Unix Operating System. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall. Bhargava, Gautam, and Gadia, Shashi K. (1990). The Concept of Error in a Database: An Application of Temporal Database. Data Management: Current Trends. McGraw-Hill: New Delhi, India, pp. 106-121. Bjork, L.A. (1975). Generalized Audit Trail Requirements and Concepts for Database Applications. IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 229-245. Denning, Dorothy E. (1988). Lessons Learned from Modeling a Secure Multilevel Relational Database System. Database……

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Computer / How Soon Till IT's Outdated

¶ … computer / How soon till it's outdated The study informs that selecting a computer system to buy is an individual choice, which will differ from person to person. Due to the high rate of technological obsolescence, the value of the computer bought today goes down remarkably in a very limited duration of time period. Therefore the purchase of…

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Internet Access

Internet access is not uniform throughout the world and this has led to some social disparities that lead to economic gaps between developed and under-developed countries. Because of wider availability of technologies, men and women in developed countries enjoy greater access to Internet. Asian countries are trying hard to keep pace with technological revolution by making Internet as widely available as possible, yet there are some important issues they need to address before they can become competitive in this field. Internet is certainly not a luxury anymore since it is redefining everything from business networking to socializing to job hunting and working. But for some countries, Internet is still a luxury that only the rich can afford. This is because these countries are characterized by growing poverty, lack of educational facilities and an increasing dearth of sincere effort for revitalization of technological infrastructure. These countries thus lag behind when it comes to using computers and accessing the Internet. This technological disparity that allows industrialized countries to have greater access to Internet and computers compared to some less-developed nations is termed as digital divide or disparities in Internet access. It is defined as "the gap between those who have access to technology and those who do not."(Arrison, 2002) in specific terms, Digital Divide refers to the persistent gap between individuals, societies, countries, and social classes in their ability to access the Internet and other technologies. Income and education are considered the two most important social factors determining the extent to which digital divide affects a certain household or socio-economic group. Some other important variables are racial background, language, age, gender etc. However the difference is not limited to households and social groups only, it affects the entire world and is more pronounced between developing and industrialized country. The way Internet has been affecting our lives; it is clear that we can no longer function without new and better technologies. From the way we do business, to the way we gain knowledge to the manner in which we communicate have all been influenced by the advent of Internet and related technologies. But unfortunately while the number of Internet users is rapidly increasing, the gap that exists in the number of people using the Internet between various groups within the country and between different countries is growing steadily. Fabian (2001) writes: "Expansion of the digital divide has been exacerbated by the rapid development…

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Life Without Internet

Life Without the Internet The Impact of Information Technology and the Internet on Human Life The advent of Information Technology and the Internet has brought about a dramatic transformation in the way we live, work and play. So much so, that it is now virtually impossible to conceive of life without the convenience and benefits of computer technology. In fact,…

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Internet the Great Worm --

Just like today when the majority of machines use Windows, at that time a huge number of machines met these specifications and carried the programs that were susceptible." [cue line 2] "The worm transmitted itself through the Sendmail service, which is notoriously buggy, and accepted the worms request to use it. Many administrators' first line of defense was to shut…

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Apple Computer 2002

Apple Computer is as old as the PC industry itself, and has led that industry for a substantial portion of its history. Early Apple models made the idea of a computer in every home a real possibility. Apple's Macintosh was the first commercially successful graphical user interface and an early leader in desktop publishing. Despite its early successes, Apple suffered…

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Computer Systems Administrator

Computer System Administrator Systems Administrator Computer systems administrator A computer system administrator is a person employed by an organization to operate and maintain computer systems as well as computer networks (Henderson, 2009). They are also referred to as it system administrators or simply system admin. Computer system administrator is usually a member of an information technology or a communication department.…

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Benchmarking Keyloggers for Gathering Digital

Diverse cases and media may call for different techniques of evaluation. Persons assessing digital evidence require exceptional training for this objective. Documenting and Reporting: The examiner is accountable for accurate reporting the results and the outcomes of the evaluation of the digital examination. Documentation is a continuous activity throughout the evaluation. It is significant to monitor the steps taken during…

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Computer Technology Advancement the Pace

Healthcare has been greatly aided by computer technology progress, as previously fatal illnesses have become perfectly curable problems with the correct technology and doctor to perform the procedure. For centuries diseases like Tuberculosis, Cholera, Chicken Pox, and certain types of Cancer plagued humanity with miserable results. Other illnesses, less ominous in nature but still detrimental to ones overall health, such…

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Computers and Culture, Using the

This is not to say that the computer is a blight on the symbolic landscape; only that, like medical technology, it has usurped powers and enforced mind-sets that a fully attentive culture might have wished to deny it (Postman 107). Thus, the computer has created great changes and advances in our lives, but ultimately it has also greatly changed our culture. As one historian notes, "This is obvious if we think about the building blocks of a culture: language, custom, ritual, myth, religion, law, art, and so on" (Shapiro 117). Many of these building blocks are slowly eroding as computers edge their way further and further into our culture. Postman notes, "A new technology does not add or subtract something. It changes everything. In the year 1500, fifty years after the printing press was invented, we did not have old Europe plus the printing press. We had a different Europe" (Postman 18). Computers have changed our lives for the better in many, many ways. However, they have created a reliance on machines and technology that has become a Technopoly, and our society suffers from this reliance, as Postman states about the computer, "it is the dominant metaphor or our age; it defines our age by suggesting a new relationship to information, to work, to power, and to nature itself" (Postman 111). Language, custom, ritual, myth, art, religion, and law have all evolved as technology grows. Today, our culture is riddled with machines, and some of the niceties of life, from the ritual of the family dinner, to the fine art of conversation, are rapidly disappearing. So is the custom of reading books, and spending time studying the foundations of culture. Postman continues, "Who knows what schools will be like twenty-five years from now? Or fifty? In time, the type of student who is currently a failure may be considered a success" (Postman 17). Computers are marvelous inventions, but to allow them to take over our society, as we have done, has made drastic changes in how we live, work, and relate to each other. As Postman eloquently reminds us, "Technopoly also encourages insensitivity to what skills may be lost in the acquisition of new ones. It is important to remember what can be done without computers, and it is also important to remind ourselves of what may be lost when we do use them" (Postman 120). We are losing ourselves…

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Computer Adult Learner an Employee

itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/office.shtml, http://www.findtutorials.com/and http://aect.ed.psu.edu/viewlets/prerequisite.htm. All three of the above sites go from the very basics to the more advanced operations questions and offer concrete examples of low cost to free options for the individual learner. Yet, without the guidance of an Internet proficient user many internet guided tutorials might be useless. The format could serve as a starting point for a…

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Advanced Persistent Threat

¶ … Persistent Threat Historical Background of APT Today, APT, or Advanced Persistent Threat, describes cyber attacks, which are produced by organized teams of individuals, whom have extremely in-depth resources. These teams of individuals have highly advanced technological and database penetration skills and they target specific profiles. Attack tactics are very precise and deliberate and they remain consistent in their…

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Protecting a Network From Intrusion and Data Loss

Computer Network Security Issues Computer technology has changed society tremendously in the last two decades. Today, virtually every aspect of modern business depends on computer systems and computer networks, including businesses that have no connection to high technology (Evans, 2004). Just as almost all modern automobiles depend on computerized components, so do typical ordinary businesses, such as the neighborhood bakery,…

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Computer Science Choosing One's Major in College

Computer Science Choosing one's major in college is not an easy task. Many students do not have clearly defined career goals upon graduating from high school, and this makes the process of selecting a major more difficult. The first step toward academic and professional success is to select a field that matches a person's interests, career goals, values and skills.…

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Inventions Important Computer Science Inventions Invention 1:

Inventions Important computer science inventions Invention 1: The birth of video games Video games were one of the first ways ordinary computer users, including children, began to develop an interactive relationship with modern technology in the home and other leisure-time contexts. Video games were sensory experiences in space and time, and unlike world processing games they were not wholly linear. "Whereas a word-processor's function is an abstract concept that can remain essentially intact from platform to platform, a video game is defined within the hardware technology of the platform for which it is designed. The choice to utilize hardware elements like vector vs. rastor monitors, audio synthesizers vs. digitally samplers, and whether or not to incorporate video playback devices (i.e., laserdisc, CD-ROM, and DVD) defines a video game as much as the software itself does. Since a video game is a sensory experience, the sound, the visual elements, and the interface that the player uses to interact with the game cannot be divorced from the programmed logic and instruction set that provides the experience" (Stahl 2005). The complexity of the systems and the frequent lack of compatibility of new systems also generated high levels of profitability for new models and a great deal of excitement amongst users searching for the 'next big thing' in gaming. Video games also increased ordinary users' level of comfort with technology. For a video game to be truly a game, it must be interactive, and deploy sophisticated technology that delights and assaults the senses and creates a virtual world in a humanly recognizable fashion. The imaginations of game creators would be constantly taxed and stretched by the medium since the first video game's conception in 1952, in a primitive form of Tic-Tac-Toe (Stahl 2005). Commercial interest in making television interactive only really began in earnest in the mid 1960s. In 1972 a machine called the Odyssey that could be hooked up to a television was born, and the mid-70s saw the birth of Atari's home and arcade versions of Pong (Stahl 2005). Video games soon had tie-ins with movies, most notably "Star Wars," paving the way for later integration of multimedia sources in marketing (Stahl 2005). In the 1980s, although it is often called a 'lull' period of interest, the evolution of 3D space in games was born to make gaming more lifelike than ever before, and created games that were not simply 'shooting' fests…

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Personal Computer Is a Small Computational Device

Personal computer is a small computational device that relies in a microprocessor to manage the coordination of system software, inputs, outputs, application software and increasingly, integration to the Internet. Personal computers have progressed from large, desktop systems to increasingly thin and light laptop computers which can connect to the Internet through WiFi connections through 802.11 3G support (Malykhina 45). Forrester Research, a consultancy that specializes in tracking laptop purchasing trends, predicts that there will be a 30% increase in ultralight laptop demand. The basic components of the personal computer have been augmented to support the increased mobility and security of users as the Internet has become pervasive (Mossberg 1). What Does a Personal Computer Do? A personal computer runs software application programs that enable them to be used in a wide variety from contexts. From writing, to analyzing data using spreadsheets, to designing graphics, playing games, communicating and collaborating over the Internet including writing websites and blogs, personal computers have become the most commonly used device in many peoples' lives. What's made the personal computer such an important part of many peoples' lives globally is the ability of these devices to provide support both for individual tasks that rely on application programs, or more distributed and networked tasks that are completed either over networks or over the Internet. It can be used for games, video production, music composition, graphic design or a literally thousands of other uses, all constrained only by the software applications available for the specific personal computer model and operating system. What Are the Six Primary Components of a Computer? The six primary components of the computer are the input, output, processor, secondary storage, memory and software. Input devices include keyboards, mice, all forms of scanners including optical character recognition (OCR) and in older PCs, support for floppy diskettes. The input devices are required for sending data and instructions to the Central processing Unit (CPU) which is where the microprocessor of the system is located. Output devices include the monitor or screen, support for printing, and support for saving the output of applications to other forms of electronic media. What Are Some Examples of Input and Output Devices? Examples of input devices include keyboards, mice, voice-response systems for the handicapped, touch-screen systems and scanning devices for reading Optical Character Recognition (OCR) data. Output devices are often based on technologies that produce hard-copy output including printing and plotting…

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Apple and K-12 Education

Apple and K-12 Education The tools we use to teach the students of tomorrow are constantly evolving, and information technology is becoming increasingly mandatory for any educational institute to provide. The Twenty-first century will be defined by the technological advances that mankind will surely make, just as fast or faster than the advances made in the 20th century, which were by themselves extremely significant. (Look Back from the 1980s, 1) Two primary problems have created difficulty in schools' abilities to provide this resource to their students, the first is lack of funding, and the second is lack of knowledgeable teaching staff. Apple Computers has been a pioneer on the subject of education, as they have held a higher education discount for a decade, as well as education discounts for institutions that wish to use Apple Computers. I believe that in partnership with Apple Computers, K-12 schools can work out agreements to provide Apple computers to teach students about technology. The reason Apple has been chosen over its competitors is the dual platform that Apple offers, in both the iMac and the iPad. (Apple in Education, 1) the iMac is a desktop computer that is sleek, simple, and futuristic in its appearance. Students will use the iMac to learn how to use a personal computer, to check email, to surf the Internet, and to learn how to use word and presentation applications. These tools are core to many highly educated people, and therefore perfecting this skill in the K-12 grade system is a priority. The iPad, a touch tablet that costs half the price of the iMac, is a tool that can be used with younger students who may use the tablet to learn how to read, to do math, or to perform other educational functions. The cost of the iPad 2 is now $400, and with an education discount, $350. This price may be within the range of most educational institutions, if they are supported by federal money for education. (iPad in Schools, 1) Students need the latest computers for education, because they need to be enthusiastic about picking up and using a modern piece of equipment. Only in this way will these students be able to learn the latest computer code, or the best new app. (Richtel, 1) Many students are unable to have access to computers at home, and therefore school is the only place where they have…

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Competitors PC Bang - PC

OPPORTUNITIES With telecommuting on the rise, this is a major opportunity for the Internet cafe. While telecommuting has all the benefits of working in your own time, its major downfall is isolation and access to a full range of services. The Internet cafe has the opportunity to provide this full range of service as well as an environment for these people to work in. There is also opportunity to combine the popularity of gaming with more worthwhile activities that will bring in a more sophisticated consumer. This consumer is also one with a higher income and so less likely to be concerned over the cost. THREATS The major threat comes from the Internet service providers such as Yahoo, CompuServe and AOL. These companies are aware of major trends and will create products to meet these trends. The companies are already moving in the direction of creating products that allow people remote access to the Internet and Internet tools. As these become more popular the Internet cafe will decline in popularity as people will be able to access the same services from anywhere. The major entertainment providers such as Dave & Busters are already providing to a more sophisticated consumer. As they continue in……

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Design a Network

¶ … Network Structure and functions of networks nodes Physical and channel levels Protocol and applied level of network Splitting network on subnets Installation of DHCP server Installation of DNS, WINS, IIS servers Local network of an enterprise covers 120 personal computers of users and 15 servers on the base of PC Intel platform, which are situated on the four…

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Internet Staffing and Recruitment

Internet Staffing The advent of the internet has changed the way in which people interact with one another. Nowhere is this interaction more evident than in Internet staffing and recruitment. The purpose of this discussion is to investigate internet staffing and recruiting and discuss the impact of these hiring practices. The discussion will also focus on the whether internet recruitment…

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Internet the First Decade of the Internet

Internet The first decade of the Internet acquainted consumers with this new technology as well as the services that the Web has to offer. The consumers' initial naivete about the Internet has become much more savvy and sophisticated. The next decade will greatly enhance present technology as well as introduce new advances that will provide users with greater options. To…

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Computer IBM, Entered the Computer Field During

COMPUTER IBM, entered the computer field during the 1960's, into a market where Apple Computer Inc. And Tandy Corporation's Radio Shack Division had been dominating until then with one of its initial attempts to make a 'mini super computer'. The IBM machine came to be known for its technological impressiveness, and this impressiveness stemmed not from any one single breakthrough,…

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Digitization Is Removing the Need

One example of this is the Internet. Every user of the Internet is in fact inter-connected with each other. Hence with the Internet, users can pass any kind of information with each other. Knowledge capture or "information flow co-ordination" needs to become a central, driving core competence. I also agree in this statement. Knowledge capture or "information flow co-ordination" is important because information is the major aspect of computing. If information flow is not organized, the use of computing technologies will just be useless. The essence of information flow co-ordination can also be derived from the term Information Technology. From this term itself, information is the core element hence efficiency and core competence should focus on "information flow co-ordination." In fact, computing technologies were developed to improve information storage, access, communication, and transmission. Computing is all about information and the improvement of the many needs and processes involving information. The following statement, as suggested by Sahin and Robinson in their research, indicates how lack of "information flow co-ordination" creates a problem. Advances in information technology, particularly in the e-business arena, are enabling firms to rethink their supply chain strategies and explore new avenues for inter-organizational cooperation. However, an incomplete understanding of the value of information sharing and physical flow coordination hinder these efforts. E-business Issues that Impact Organization Because information technology is very important in almost any business these days, it is critical that organizations should keep themselves updated with technological developments. In fact, it is almost because of the information technology that keeps organizations stay in the business track that they are in. For those that do not make use of the advantages of information technology, chances are that they will not afford to stay in the competing arena of business and industries where e-business is already the leading technique to success. References IOmega. Definition of Virtualization. https://iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/iomega_eu_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php Sahin, Funda, Robinson E., Powell. Flow Coordination and Information Sharing in Supply Chains: Review, Implications, and Directions for Future Research. Decision Sciences. 2002. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3713/is_200210/ai_n9129335…

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Theoretical Future Direction

¶ … Literacy The topic of information literacy has become very prominent and entrenched in the United States, and the nursing industry is no exception. The importance of having strong literacy in how to collect and decipher information, including the computer literacy that is often necessary to facilitate this collection, is extremely important in so many facets of life and…

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