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51: Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
... any type are an enemy. Computer viruses are especially pernicious. They can and do strike any unprotected computer system, with results that range from merely annoying to the disastrous, time-consuming and expensive loss of software and data. And with corporations increasingly using computers for enterprise-wide, business-critical computing, the costs of virus-induced down-time are growing along with the threat from viruses themselves. Concern is justified - but unbridled ... slowing performance or altering the screen display), some viruses can be catastrophic by damaging files, destroying data and crashing systems. How Do Infections Spread? Viruses come from a variety of sources. Because a virus is software code, it can be transmitted along with any legitimate software that enters your environment: · In a 1991 study of major U.S. and Canadian computer users by the market research firm Dataquest for the National Computer Security Association, most users blamed an infected diskette ( ...
52: Computer Science
... personal computers and to drive the technological advances in the computing industry. Much of the earlier research that had been done began to reach the public through personal computers, which derived most of their early software from existing concepts and systems. Computer scientists continue to expand the frontiers of computer and information systems by pioneering the designs of more complex, reliable, and powerful computers; enabling networks of computers to efficiently exchange ... the improved use of information. Theory and Experiment Computer science is a combination of theory, engineering, and experimentation. In some cases, a computer scientist develops a theory, then engineers a combination of computer hardware and software based on that theory, and experimentally tests it. An example of such a theory- driven approach is the development of new software engineering tools that are then evaluated in actual use. In other cases, experimentation may result in new theory, such as the discovery that an artificial neural network exhibits behavior similar to neurons in the ...
53: Linux 2
... wizards across the Internet. Anyone with enough know-how and gumption can develop and change the system. The LINUX kernel uses no code from AT&T or any other proprietary source, and much of the software available for LINUX was developed by the GNU project of the Free Software Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. However, programmers from all over the world have contributed to the growing pool of LINUX software. LINUX was originally developed as a hobby project by Linus Torvalds. It was inspired by MINIX, a small UNIX system developed by Andy Tanenbaum. The first discussions about LINUX were on the Usenet newsgroup, ...
54: “How To Computerize Your Accounts”
... are large enough to benefit from the use of computers. First a company must research the impact a computer will have on keeping track of its accounts. Then they must choose the correct hardware and software to best suit their particular needs, while at the same time making themselves familiar with the new enhancements that increase productivity. Finally, the company must allow time for installation and training. When evaluating the need ... step in assuring the successful use of computer technology” (Perry 23). Most companies would be better off seeking the aid of a consulting firm. They are better informed on the different types of hardware and software that would best suit your computing needs. An outside firm is a better choice because they are less likely to make a costly mistake when choosing the new system. Another benefit to using a consulting ... procedures for using the new computer system and the necessary training to implement those procedures. Once you have decided that your company can benefit from computer enhancements it is then a matter of choosing which software and hardware at would be most useful. Software is just another name for the programming that computers run on. It is the language that tells computers what to do. When choosing accounting software it ...
55: Application Software
Application Software Professor C. Mason Computer Information systems 204 Computer systems contain both hard and software. Hardware is any tangible item in a computer system, like the system unit, keyboard, or printer. Software, or a computer program, is the set of instruction that direct the computer to perform a task. Software falls into one of two categories: system software and application software. System software controls the operation ...
56: MS Vs DOJ
I believe that Microsoft has the best intensions for society, because they are constantly developing the software market into a more competitive and challenging industry. Microsoft’s success as a company is partly due to its commitment to making the best product possible and strategic business practices. The first reason Microsoft is ... products that are simply reliable and of good quality. The success of Microsoft’s operating system hasn’t been used to cause a monopoly in the browser marker, but to increase the quality of their software. A statement from Bill Gates on the 7th of December stating “ I am proud of the work our people have done to bring the benefits of the Internet to consumers, and I am confident that ... to wherever they receive the best value for the money and time. As consumer interest in the Internet continues to grow, Microsoft’s role will be what it always has been. Aimed to provide the software building blocks for a rich computing experience and to build into that software all of the open Internet standards, protocols and platforms services which enable developers to write great applications. Even though Microsoft has ...
57: Outsourcing
... for its staff within and outside the organisation and also by explaining the benefits of outsourcing to those affected employees. The Economics of Outsourcing. There are many reasons a company may choose to outsource its software development function. These couple of paragraphs address the two main reasons for this action 1 The conception that outsourcing is cheaper 2 The expertise for developing the required software product does not exist within the company. In the past, it was difficult to compare the cost of outsourcing a software product against the cost of in- house development, mainly because there was no functional sizing metric agreed upon prior to the start of the contract. As function points grow in popularity and gain wider ...
58: Macintosh vs. IBM
... as big as a start they had hoped it did not stop them from continuing on. Later on IBM teamed up with Microsoft to create an operating system to run their new computers, because their software division was not able to meet a deadline. They also teamed up with Intel to supply its chips for the first IBM personal computer. When the personal computer hit the market it was a major ... the personal computer world was dominated by two types of computer systems. One was the Apple II, which had a huge group of loyal users, and they also had a large group of people developing software for the Apple II. The other system was the IBM-Compatible, which for the most part all used the same software and plug in hardware. In 1983 Apple sold over $1 billion in computers and hardware. Now Apple was trying to appeal more to the business world so they designed the Lisa computer that was ...
59: Microsoft Corporation
... qualities of prior ages, the Information Age offers less defined qualities. At the heart of this new age is the advent of the personal home computer. Pumping life into this otherwise material home appliance is software that incorporates the necessary commands to access information stored within the computer's memory. The company that offered the world its first software manufacturing company was Microsoft Corporation (MSFT on the NASDAQ exchange). At the helm of this young, innovative company are William Gates and Paul Allen, a pair of former high school chums who envisioned a world ... 700 more tran-sistors than its predecessor. Because of the disappointment they experienced in the hardware side of computing through dismal success in Traf-O-Data, Gates and Allen focused on new opportunities in the software side of computers. With a vision of millions of computers owned by individuals, the pair banked on competition between Japanese and American companies for control of the computer hardware market. With this in mind, ...
60: Internet Censorship
... least one of them had asked Rimm to remove his name. Brian Reid Ph.D who is the director of the Network System Laboratory at Digital Equipment Corporation is the author of the network measurement software tools that Rimm used to compile his statistics. He had this to say about the Rimm study: "I have read a preprint of the Rimm study of pornography and I am so distressed by its ... One would be the adoption of government controls that would infringe on peoples rights to free speech, but also make the net a safe place to be. The other would for parents to use filtering software to control what their computer is receiving. Government controls may seem attractive as it limits information like bomb plans and chemical analysis of explosive that terrorist groups or your next door neighbor can exploit to ... bans media like this, the net populace will only have a greater hunger for it. The government has an extremely bad track record when dealing with the high-tech community. The government set up the Software Piracy Association to combat the piracy (illegal copying) of programs in the early days of computing. Companies even added copy protection to their software to make it difficult to duplicate. Unfortunately in the high- ...

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