An information system is made up of five components: hardware, software, data, people, and process. The physical parts of computing devices – those that you can actually touch – are referred to as hardware. In this chapter, we will take a look at this component of information systems, learn a little bit about how it works, and discuss some of the current trends surrounding it.
Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
Describe different computer hardware that makes up the computer system;
Identify peripheral devices that connect to the computer via various connection ports;
Identify output devices that transform computer-readable data back into an information format;