Information Systems

network interface card (NIC)
A ____ enables your computer to connect to other computers or to the Internet.
gigabyte
A ____ is approximately 1 billion bytes.
megabyte
A ____ is approximately 1 million bytes.
kilobyte
A ____ is approximately 1,024 bytes.
resolution
A printer’s ___ is measured in dots per inch.
binary
The ___ language uses the digits 0 and 1 and is understood by computers.
Eight
___ bits equal one byte.
Megabyte
MB stands for ___
Gigabyte
GB stands for ____
Application
____ software helps you perform specific tasks on the computer, such as writing a research paper.
Webcams
____ make it possible to transmit live video over the Web and often are used to facilitate video conferencing.
pixels
Monitors display images by using a grid made up of millions of tiny dots, called ____.
legacy
____ technology is composed of computing devices or peripherals that use techniques, parts, and methods from an earlier time that are no longer popular.
all-in-one printer
A(n) ____ is a device that combines the functions of a printer, scanner, copier, and fax into one machine.
Modem
The_____, generally located in an internal drive bay, holds all permanently stored programs and data.
cores
One factor in the processing speed of a computer is the number of processing paths, or ____, a processor has.
Hibernate
____ is a power-saving mode that stores your data in memory and saves it to your computer’s hard disk.
Sleep Mode
When a computer is in _____, all documents, applications, and data remain in RAM
Hard Drive
____ is sometimes referred to as primary storage.
ergonomics
_____ deals with such things as positioning your monitor and wrists correctly when working at the computer to prevent injury.
Supercomputers
____ are specially designed computers that can perform complex calculations extremely rapidly.
Embedded computers
_____are specially designed computer chips that reside inside other devices, such as your car.
Mainframe computers
____ are often used in insurance companies, where many people are working on similar operations at once.
Data
____ is a representation of a fact, a figure, or an idea and can be a number, a word, a picture, or even a recording of sound
System software
_____is a set of programs that enables your computer’s hardware devices and application software to work together.