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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/definition/hardware | Monitor and mouse | Software | The programs and other operating information used by a computer. | http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/software.html | Microsoft and Adobe | Data management technology | The software that governs the organization of data on physical storage media. | http://www.techterms.com/definition/data_management | Operational Database and Data warehouse | Networking | Networking is simply an information exchange between you and another person. | http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/career-development/networking/what-networking | Facebook and Twitter | Telecommunications | The branch of technology concerned with such communication. | http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-telecommunications.htm | Telegraph and Telephone | Technology services | Technology services are professional services designed to facilitate the use of technology by enterprises and end users. | http://www.techopedia.com/ | Technical support and Web host | Personal digital assistants | A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a palmtop computer, is a mobile device that functions as a personal information manager. | http://www.howstuffworks.com/ | Palm OS and Microsoft Pocket PC | Personal computers | A microcomputer designed for use by one person at a time | http://www.webopedia.com/ | Apple Computer Like desk top and Acer Like laptops. | Servers | A computer or computer program that manages access to a