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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_______