Data Communications

Network: Collection of computers that communicate over transmission line. Three basic types of networks: Local area network (LAN), Wide area network (WAN), and Internet. LAN: Connected computers that reside in a single geographic location, within a small distance of each other, connects two-several hundred computers, and organisation controls the installation of the communications media. Components … Continue reading Data Communications

Hardware & Software

Basic hardware categories, include: input (keyboard, mouse, microphones, ect.) processing (CPU, RAM, video cards, ect.), output (user interface screen, printers, speakers, ect.), and storage (external drives, USB, DVDs, ect.). Computer Data: Binary digits (bits) are Used to represent data Bit is either 0 or 1 Sizing Computer Data Bytes 8-bit chunk equals 1 byte Size … Continue reading Hardware & Software

Management Information Systems (MIS) – Introduction

This article is a short introduction to management information systems, for a more in-dept article see Management Information Systems & You. Moore’s Law: ‘# of transistors per square inch on an integrated chip doubles every 18 months’. This lowers costs and allows smaller technologies to come about, however Moore’s Law has changed with newer technology, … Continue reading Management Information Systems (MIS) – Introduction

Cybercrime & ‘Cat&Mouse’ Technology Security

-CYBERCRIME- Cybercrime are offenses against individuals using computers/networks, with harmful intentions toward the victims reputation. This can be directly or indirectly, either by “[…] distributing viruses,  denial-of-service attacks, illegally downloading files without authorisation, cyberstalking, fraud and identity theft, and stealing or publishing personal information such as individuals’ names and addresses.” (Kroenke, Bunker, & Wilson, 2014, … Continue reading Cybercrime & ‘Cat&Mouse’ Technology Security

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform for the next innovative business idea. Based in American the company has a mission to provide opportunities for new projects, connecting capital owners to investors. Launched in 2009, by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler. Kickstarter has reportedly received more than $2.3 trillion in pledges from 10.6 million … Continue reading Kickstarter