Hardware, software, peripheral, network, human resources

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System Fundamentals[1]

In the context of designing a system, define the following terms:

  • Hardware: Physical component devices that are building blocks of computing device.
  • Software: Any set of machine-readable instructions which directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.
  • Peripheral: Is a device connected to a host computer, but is not a part of it.
  • Network: A computer network or data network is a telecommunications network which allows computers to exchange data.
  • Human Resources: Is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization.

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  • Define the terms: hardware, software, peripheral, network, human resources.