The book is divided into
Part 1 presents information technology in general, its main
categories of components and how they fit into the big picture.
A number of the most common and productivity-enhancing tools
are also described.
Part 2 focuses on the social and organizational
sides of information technology. One of the goals of this
part is to give the reader a survey of laws and regulations
that affect communications and information management. This
part also offers some insight into the opportunities and challenges
that this technology poses for businesses.
Part 3 aims to satisfy those who are
also interested in knowing how you get "stupid"
computers to serve as useful tools. This part devotes a chapter
each to the following topics: the way different services and
tools work in data modeling, information storage, and transferring
and presenting information to users. The last two chapters
provide information on different techniques used in programming.