The Architecture of Computer Hardware Systems Software: An Information Technology Approach

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Wiley, Feb 27, 1996 - Computers - 768 pages
Surprisingly, although we always hear about the relentless and perpetual change in technology, the basic organization of hardware and software building blocks, data types and operating concepts remain constant. This book provides a solid foundation to enable IS professionals to create effective computer specification, to understand the behavior of computer programs, to understand the capabilities, strengths, and limitations of current computer technology and to translate current jargon into understandable concepts.

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Contents

Preface v
2
Data in the Computer
28
Data Formats
59
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Dr. Irv Englander has been involved in many different aspects of the computing field for more than forty years. He has designed logic circuits, developed integrated circuits, developed computer architectures, designed computer-controlled systems, designed operating systems developed application software, created the initial system design for a large water monitoring system, performed software auditing and verification of critical control software, and developed and specified hardware components and application software as a consultant for business systems large and small.

As an educator he has contributed papers and given workshops on end-user computing, e-commerce, and on computer architecture education in the IS curriculum. He was an invited contributor and reviewer for the IS-97 information systems curriculum/ He is actively involved in the application of new technology to information systems. Dr. Englander has a Ph.D. From MIT in computer Science. His doctoral thesis was based on the design of a large image processing software laboratory. At MIT he won the supervised Investors Award for outstanding teaching. He holds the rank of Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley college, where he has taught full-time for nearly twenty-five years.

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