For all introductory Computer and Concepts courses, including those in Business and Information Technology. This text continues to be a tool instructors and students can rely on. Its direct, complete presentation and easy-to-use style teaches the latest in computers and allows students to quickly grasp the concepts presented. The brief edition can serve as a text for learning application software use; while the complete edition serves as a primary text for lecture-based concepts courses. - NEW- New chapter on ethics and social issues. Gives students more emphasis on these emerging trends. - NEW- "Day in the Life" segments- Cover the professional working area of Information Technology related to the concepts in each chapter. Provides students considering careers in Information Technology with useful information. - NEW- Single Internet chapter- Combines Internet basics and the Internet in business. Gives students a general awareness of Internet concepts. - Planet Internet- Includes challenging Internet exercises. Provides students with the opportunity to learn more about using the Internet, exploring pertinent computing material. - Operating Systems- Includes coverage of Windows 95, 98, and 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows CE, Mac OS, Unix, and Linux. Gives students broad information about the building blocks of computers. - Database Management Systems- Includes such topics as the hierarchy of data, data integrity, the functions of database management systems, and data warehouses. Gives students the tools they need to successfully steer through the courses they will encounter. - Web Guide and Companion Website. Provides students with valuable resource tools. - Instructor's Resource CD. Gives instructors important pedagogical support when planning their curriculum.