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All of the following are contemporary and growing hardware platform trends except


Coaxial cable is similar to that used for cable television and consists of thickly insulated copper wire.


The Domain Name System (DNS) converts both IP addresses to domain names and Domain names to IP addresses


A SAN is a ________ network.

storage area

A protocol is a standard set of rules and procedures for the control of communications in a network.


A software tool with a graphical user interface for displaying Web pages and for accessing the Web and other Internet resources is called a Web


An application server may reside on the same computer as a Web server or on its own dedicated computer.


Fiber-optic cable is more expensive and harder to install than wire media.


IPv6 is being developed in order to

create more IP addresses.

Increasingly, voice, video, and data communications are all based on Internet technology.


Linux is

an example of open-source software

SANs create large central pools of storage that can be rapidly accessed and shared by multiple servers.


SaaS refers to

hosting and managing access to software applications delivered over the Internet to clients on a subscription basis.

The 802.11 set of standards for wireless LANs is known as


The operating system is used to manage the computer's activities


The practice of contracting custom software development to an outside firm is commonly referred to as


Which type of network would be most appropriate for a business that comprised three employees and a manager located in the same office space, whose primary need is to share documents?

peer-to-peer network

Two computers using TCP/IP can communicate even if they are based on different hardware and software platforms.


Which of the following is NOT an example of the emerging mobile computing platforms?


Which of the following statements is not true about search engines?

There are hundreds of search engines vying for user attention, with no clear leader having yet emerged.

Your firm needs to implement electronic timesheet software and needs to keep within a small budget. Which of the following would be the most costly method of implementing this new software?

programming the new software in-house

Which type of software is created and updated by a worldwide community of programmers and available for free?

open source

Which protocol is the Internet based on?


Which signal types are represented by a continuous waveform?


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