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digital information technologies, information technology


In today’s digital age, technology permeates every aspect of our lives. Understanding the fundamentals of information technology is increasingly critical for personal satisfaction and professional success. Whether you are a curious novice or an aspiring technology professional, this book is your gateway to unlocking the mysteries and endless possibilities of the world of computing.

This book aims to give someone with no background in information technology the essential working knowledge of computers while also offering a sweeping view of the more complex topics. Whether you aspire to build cutting-edge applications, do groundbreaking research, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of technology to be proficient at your job, this book will equip you with the essential knowledge and tools to thrive.

By the end of this book, you will know the history of computers; be comfortable using the common productivity tools to write a document, create a spreadsheet, make a presentation, send an email; organize your files; use the web for research; understand the ethical issues associated with information technology; and know the pitfalls of social media. This will help you participate in intelligent conversations about current and upcoming technologies with professionals in the field.

Through clear explanations, practical examples, and hands-on exercises, we aim to demystify complex concepts like cybersecurity and computer networks, empower you to think critically, and encourage you to embrace a creative and problem-solving mindset that lies at the heart of information technology. We also hope that this information will encourage you to consider college and career options in the dynamic world of digital information technologies.

Are you ready to embark on this adventure? Let’s dive into the captivating realm of digital information technologies and unlock the boundless opportunities therein.

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