Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

Study Questions

• Write your own description of what the term information systems hardware means. • What has led to the shift toward mobility in computing? • What is the impact of Moore’s Law on the various hardware components described in this chapter? • Write a one-page summary of one of the items linked to in the “Integrated Computing” section. • Explain why the personal computer is now considered a commodity. • The CPU can also be thought of as the of the computer. • List the units of measure for data storage in increasing order from smallest to largest, kilobyte to yottabyte. • What is the bus of a computer? • Name two differences between RAM and a hard disk. • What are the advantages of solid-state drives over hard disks?


• If you could build your own personal computer, what components would you purchase? Put together a list of the components you would use to create it, including a computer case, motherboard, CPU, hard disk, RAM, and DVD drive. How can you be sure they are all compatible with each other? How much would it cost? How does this compare to a similar computer purchased from a vendor such as Dell or HP? • Re-read the section on IoT, then find at least two scholarly articles about IoT. Prepare a minimum of three slides that address issues related to IoT. Be sure to give attribution to

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