Revised and Updated: Completely revised and updated to cover new technologies and adapt to our quickly changing world. Internet applications are covered earlier in the text while new and updated coverage is provided about the architecture of the Internet.
New!: Chapter devoted to information security that helps student understand how best to protect themselves and their computer systems.
Updated!: Chapter on database management includes new coverage of enterprise systems and Web databases, such as Oracle and MySQL.
New “At Issue” Features: All new articles spotlight trends in information technology. These new articles will offer compelling looks at how technology is used in to help people do their work or make their lives better.
New “Computer Career” Articles: Interviews with real IT professionals will put a human face to the many exciting career IT career opportunities available.
Unit and Section Review Activities: Each Section will include a key term list, key term quiz, multiple choice questions, essay questions, and lab projects. Each Unit will include additional lab projects, discussion questions, research report, and ethical issue questions.
Improved Design: Improved four-color designed sporting a cleaner, more open look with vivid photographs and illustrations.
Sensible organization: Each book consists of units, each divided into 2 lessons that enable instructors to more flexibly adapt the book to their course and visa versa.