Part 1: Answer the Module Review Questions listed below. These questions were chosen to demonstrate your understanding and help you assess your progress.
- Identify and explain key trends that are occurring in computer peripheral devices? How do these trends affect business uses of computers?
- Discuss important computer hardware developments that you expect to happen in the next 10 years? How will these affect the business use of computers?
- What trends are occurring in the development and use of the major types of computer systems?
- What application software packages are the most important for a business end user to know how to use? Explain the reasons for your choices.
- What major trends are occurring in software? What capabilities do you expect to see in future software packages?
- Why is an operating system necessary? That is, why can’t an end user just load an application program into a computer and start computing?