Computer Information - CIS/319 UOP

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Computer Information

There are many different components that affect the way a computer runs and the way it is used. Technology has come a long way over the years and computers are able to do many things that could not previously be imagined. Our lives have become easier through their existence. In this paper, methods of input, output, storage, and speed will be covered and defined. There are many uses for computers and it is vital for one to comprehend the best way to utilize the equipment that is available. If properly used, tasks can be done faster, more effectively.

Methods of Data Input

There are many different methods of data input used in a computer system. Each situation may call for a different type of method to be used in order for the task to be done accurately. Some of these situations are questionnaires, telephone surveys, bank checks, retail tags, and documents.

It is important to choose the correct method. In the instance of a printed questionnaire, one would be best suited to use an optical mark recognizer. The scanner is able to detect the marks made on the paper and quickly input them into the computer (Rainer & Cegielski, 2011).

A telephone survey could be input into a computer using a voice recognition device. This device is able to convert sound waves into a digital form (Rainer & Cegielski, 2011). It would make the completion of a telephone survey much easier and less time consuming. It would also make it simpler for an employee to analyze data between each customer that was interviewed.

Bank checks could be inputted using a magnetic ink character device. The device reads the magnetic ink located on the check and is able to identify information pertaining to it, such as the account and...