1a) A computer system is a series of computers that work together to perform a task.
A system of interconnected computers that share a central storage system and various peripheral devices such as a printers, scanners, or routers. Each computer connected to the system can operate independently, but has the ability to communicate with other external devices and computers.
Using an example, describe the importance of reliability in computer systems
b) You need computer systems to be reliable, as you are reliant on them to perform tasks. For example, if a life support machine fails, the patient will die.
A number of things could happen if technology was always unreliable. You might stop using the equipment for good. You might get very stressed out and frustrated over time. You might decide never to buy a product from that manufacturer again. Manufacturers might go out of business if enough people felt the same way. You might change your habits.
Give three reasons why new ICT systems may fail to deliver what they were intended to do
c) – Human error in the coding - The system may not have the hardware power to perform the task - Underestimated traffic on the server
Describe the following terms:
2) - A computer system that performs a specific task.
An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints.
- The software that communicates between hardware and…