a collection of independent and unorganized facts.
is the processed and organized data presented in a meaning form .
is the course of doing things in a sequence of steps.
an electronic machine that follows a set of instructions in order that it may be able to accept and gather data and transform these into information .
accepts and gather data.
processes data to become information.
stores data and information.
tangible part of a computer system.
non-tangible part that tells the computer how to do its job.
refer to people who use and operate the computer system, write computer programs, and analyze and design the information system.
are large general purpose computers.
perform multi-tasking and allow many terminals to be connected to their services.
is most widely used especially at home because of its affordable price and manageability such as desktop PC, tablet PC, a tablet, a or smartphone or a Mac system. .
is a unit of information equivalent to the result of a choice between only 2 possible alternatives in the binary number system (0 or 1).
is a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit for information.
The brain of the computer. It directs and controls the entire computer system and performs all arithmetic and logical operations. .
Where the programs and data are stored. Read only memory (ROM) contains the pre-programed computer instructions such as Basic Input Output System (BIOS). Random Access Memory (RAM) is used to store the programs and data that you will run. Exists only when there is power.
Enhances the display output of your high-end games and high-end productivity tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite apps or AutoCAD apps.
A storage device may hold information, process information, or both. A device that only holds information is a recording medium. Devices that process information (data storage equipment) may either access a separate portable (removable) recording medium or a permanent component to store or retrieve information. .
Attached to the computer system to allow you to store programs and data permanently for the purpose of retrieving them for future use.
Allows data and programs to be sent to the CPU.
Media used by the computer in displaying its responses to our requests and instructions. .
The box or outer shell that houses most of the computer.
Responsible for powering every hardware and device in your computer.
The physical arrangement in a computer that contains the computer’s basic circuitry and components. .
Replaces and upgrades the current level of audio system.
enables the application software to interact with the computer hardware.
provides the real functionality of a computer. It helps you use your computer to do specific types of work. .