Systems Architecture

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Cengage Learning, Aug 13, 2010 - Computers - 672 pages
Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive introduction to information systems hardware and software in business. This new edition remains an indispensable tool for IS students, emphasizing a managerial, broad systems perspective for a holistic approach to systems architecture. Each chapter has been updated thoroughly to reflect the changing nature of new technologies, and all end-of-chapter material has been enhanced and expanded.
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It has to be the most dull and unhelpful textbook of all time.
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Contents

Computer Technology Your Need to Know
1
Introduction to Systems Architecture
21
Data Representation
61
Processor Technology and Architecture
105
Data Storage Technology
157
System Integration and Performance
195
InputOutput Technology
239
Data and Network Communication Technology
275
Application Development
363
Operating Systems
403
File and Secondary Storage Management
445
Internet and Distributed Application Services
483
System Administration
529
Measurements Units
561
Glossary
565
Index
603

Computer Networks
329

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Dr. Stephen Burd is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he has been teaching courses in management information systems, networks, databases, and hardware/software since 1984. The author of more than seven top-selling textbooks for Course Technology and Cengage Learning, Dr. Burd brings significant strengths and industry knowledge to this text. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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