Computer Information systems

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menu

A(n) ________ contains a list of commands from which a user makes selections

window

A(n)__________ is a rectangular area of the screen that displays data and information

dialog box

A(n)____________ is a window that provides information, presents available options, or requests a response

wordwrap

A feature of word processing software called______allows users to type words in a paragraph continually without pressing the ENTER key at the end of each line

macro

Sequence of keystrokes and instructions that a user records and saves

modem

A cable ___allows access to high-speed Internet services through the cable television network

DSL

______is a technology that provides high-speed internet connection using regular copper telephone lines

access

A(n) ________provider is a business that provides individuals and companies access to the Internet for free or for a fee

page

Each electronic document on the Web is called a Web ________, which can contain text, graphics, audio (sound) and video.

keywords

To find a Web page the user of a resource like that in the accompanying figure, would simply enter a word or phrase, called ________, in the search engine's text box.

spider

Many pages like those in the accompanying figure use a program, called a(n) _______ to build and maintain lists of words found on Websites.

streaming

______is the process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access and use a file while it is transmitting.

document that contains the formatting necessary for a specific document type

Template is?

edit

To ________ a document means to make changes to its existing content

enterprise

Many large companies use the term, _______ computing, to refer to the huge network of computers that meets their diverse computing needs

scanner

A_____is an input device that converts printed material to a form the computer can use.

USB flash Drive

A_____is a portable storage device that has much greater storage capabilities than a floppy disk, but is small and lightweight enough to be transported on a key chain or in a pocket

personal computers

Two types of _______are desktop and notebook computers

handheld computer

Meter readers and parcel delivery people are likely to use a _______ like the one in Figure 1-4 in their jobs as they move from place to place

mainframes

Most corporations use _______ for business activities

e-commerce

Many small office/home office users (SOHO) have entered the _______ arena and conduct business on the Web

presentation graphics

With ______software, a mobile user can create and deliver a presentation to a large audience by connecting a mobile computer or device to a video projector that displays the presentation on a full screen

power

The hardware requirements for a _______user include a workstation or other powerful computer with multimedia capabilities and a PDA or smart phone

data

______conveys meaning and is useful to one or more people

podcast

A(n) is recorded audio, usually an MP3 file, stored on a Web site that can be downloaded to a computer or a portable digital audio player such as an iPod

plug-in

A(n) ______a program that extends the capability of a browser

e-mail

Today, _______is a primary communications method for personal and business use

format

When computer users _______a document, they change its appearance

worksheet

When using spreadsheet software, the rows and columns collectively are called a(n) _______.

system

The ________unit is a case that contains electronic components of the computer that are used to process data

utility

One type of system software is a (n)________program, which allows a user to perform maintenance-type tasks usually related to managing a computer

Tablet

Resembling a letter sized slate, the _______PC is a special type of notebook computer that allows users to write or draw on the screen

Uploading

_____is the process of transferring documents, graphics, and other objects from a computer to a server on the Internet

spam

_____is an unsolicited e-mail message or newsgroup articles sent to many recipients or newsgroups at once

Telecommuting

_______is a work arrangement in which employees work away from a company's standard workplace and often communicate with the office through the computer

packaged software

__________is mass-produced copyrighted retail software that meets the needs of a variety of users, not just a single user or company

Open source software

provided for use, modification, and redistribution, has no restrictions from the copyright holder, usually can be downloaded from the web at no cost

Freeware

_______is copyrighted software provided at no cost to a user by an individual or a company

internet

The ________is a worldwide collection of networks that links millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals

loaded

Each time a user starts a computer the operating system is _____(copied) from the computer's hard disk into memory

button

A(n) _______is a graphical element that a user activates to cause a specific action to take place

a named collection of stored data, instructions, or information

A file is_______

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