Fundamentals of computer systems

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Define a computer system
A collection of hardware and software that works together to achieve ome data processing task
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What is the importance of computer systems in the modern world?
Improved quality in manufacturing, cheaper manufacturing, fast access to information, better decision making, new ways of doing business and communicating
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What is a general-purpose system?
Personal computers that are designed to perform multiple tasks
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What are dedicated systems?
Computers that are specially produced to perform a single function or set of functions
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What are control systems?
Computer systems that control machinery, rather than produce output for humans to respond to
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What are embedded systems?
Computer systems that are part of a larger system
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List four devices which contain embedded systems:
Digital watches, satnavs, cameras, MP3 players
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What are expert systems?
Computer systems that are designed to behave like a human expert
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What are management information systems?
They bring together the information from all parts of an organisation so that the managers can make sensible decisions
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What are De facto standards?
Standards that develop over time because of common usage
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What are De jure standards?
De facto standards that have become so universally accepted that they have to be adhered to or communication is impossible
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What are proprietary standards?
Standards that are owned by an organisation and they ensure compatibility between that company's products
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What are industry standards?
Standards that are set by recognised non-commercial organisations
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What are open standards?
Standards that are publicly available and produced collaboratively
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