Personal Computers A personal computer (PC) is a general- purpose computer that’s small, affordable and designed to be used by the general population. Any computer is considered to be a PC, including Apple Macintosh computers, which may surprise you because of all the “PC vs Mac” hype and discussion. The personal computer was initially referred to as a microcomputer, because they used a CPU (central processing unit) and were much smaller than the huge computers first created - see the ENIAC opposite. Desktop A desktop is a personal computer that’s too large to be portable and therefore intended to be used in a single location, typically on top of or under a desk. Desktops are traditionally more powerful, more expandable and offer more storage space than their smaller, portable counterparts.
even participate in webinars (web-based seminars) online. This inter-connectivity can even be conducted internationally. Small businesses can be very professional by utilising various publishing or document editing software. Through computers we’re able to process and manage extraordinary amounts of data and information effectively and very efficiently. Tasks that used to take days, weeks or months are now at the click of a mouse. Information that once took weeks to locate and acquire can now be located quickly through search engines and databases. Terminology You’ve probably heard most of the terms before such as PC, Desktop, Workstation, Laptop, PDA, Tablet and so on, but what do these acronyms and terms actually mean?
Help is on the WAY... Through a series of articles and tips I will explore the vast and sometimes scary world of technology... Beginning with the basics, and then in future articles looking at what technology and computers can offer you and your business, what to steer clear of and most importantly... how to protect yourself against some of the nasties out there! Computers may seem foreign, unintuitive and intimidating at times but with a little patience and practice, you can quickly acquire skills that can be used to improve your business. Computers increase your effectiveness and efficiency in performing various tasks in your day to day operations. Introduction Computers are everywhere and the world of technology is continually evolving. At this point computers have touched virtually every aspect of government, military, business, entertainment and even our personal lives. In fact, the modern world is so reliant on computers that if global networks were to sustain wide-spread failure or attack, nearly everyone on the planet would be adversely affected almost immediately. Computers in business allow for greater interaction among employees, supliers, and fellow growers. You can conduct conference calls, show training videos and
The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator). The first fully functional digital computer. It is said the ENIAC occupied 1,800 square feet, and weighed 50 tonnes. This computer was electronic, used the decimal numeral system, and was programmable by cables and switches.