Chapter 5 Business office technology

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App
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this term is short for application. Apps are programs that are designed to make users more productive or to assist them with personal tasks
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Byte
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the basic unit of measurement of information storage in computer science
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Central Processing Unit
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CPU- the electronic component of a computer’s motherboard that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer
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computing device
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an electronic device that operates under the control of instructions stored in its own memory that can accept data, process the data according to specific rules, produce results, and store the results for future use.
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data
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a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video
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database
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a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system.
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digital literacy
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this concept involves having a current knowledge and understanding of computers, mobile devices, the internet, and related technologies
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digital office
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a term used to describe the increasing use of computer based information technology in office work
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electronic spreadsheet
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application software that allows the user to organize data in rows and columns and to perform calculations using this data
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feasibility study
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an analysis of business practices that is one of the most reliable ways to determine what types of updates the computing devices in the practice require and whether new digital technologies are needed
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hardware
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the electric, electronic, and mechanical components contained in a computing device
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information system
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a collection of elements that provide accurate, timely, and useful information
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intelligent printer
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the laser printer that shapes characters through the use of light (laser beams.
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internet
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a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals
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mobile devices
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a hand-held computing device that is usually internet capable. These include smartphones, digital cameras, portable media players, and e-book readers.
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software
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a series of instructions that tells a computer what to do and how to do it

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