Business Dictionary of Computers
The latest phase in the ongoing computer revolution - the dizzying leap to supercomputers and artificial intelligence - has also given rise to complex new jargon. While "bit" and "byte" may have puzzled yesterday's novice, today's newcomer is faced with unravelling acronyms such as "ERP" and "EREP" and distinguishing "multiplexer polling" from simple "multiplexing."
To this technically daunting - and growing - vocabulary comes a reference of breadth, accuracy and, above all, commonsense clarity: Wiley's new Business Dictionary of Computers. Designed for every manager who uses computer power, the Dictionary provides fingertip access to over 7,500 computer-related terms (4,500 more than its leading competitor) that combine simplicity of expression with pinpoint technical precision. Covering terms on hardware, software, programming concepts and languages, operating systems, electronics, logic circuits, personal computers, supercomputers, networking, windows, desktop, graphics, architecture, microcomputer hardware, and a host of other areas, the Dictionary is a comprehensive guide to the computer's operating fundamentals as well as its new and ascendant technology.
Written by a leading business authority and consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Business Dictionary of Computers is the only work of its kind that provides a clear, comprehensive multicontextual format that meets the informational needs of the specialist and generalist alike. Not only is a complete range of contexts for a particular word, term, or concept represented, the Dictionary's entries feature the most widely used definition first with remaining definitions listed by area of specialty. The Dictionary's detailed cross-referencing system not only directs readers to the term's synonym and abbreviation, it sheds light on key related terminology and appropriate usage of the term in question. Historically relevant terms, not presently in common usage, have also been included.
Prepared with the cooperation and assistance of numerous government agencies and private organizations, the Business Dictionary of Computers offers authoritative, up-to-the-minute definitions for basic and advanced computing terminology as well as insight into the hardware and hard science of the current information revolution.
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