The book provides an overview of the basic concepts of informatics. Dealing with the concerns and issues of digital technology, the text has been written with the objective of introducing students with the tools and applications of information technology, highlighting its use by the digital society. It creates awareness on the nature of emerging digital knowledge society and social issues.
Organized into six chapters, the book explains the fundamentals of informatics, besides sharing and analyzing the consequences of rapid computerization. Beginning with an overview of information technology explaining evolution of computers, computer classification, computer hardware and networking, the book moves to the Internet which is considered as a knowledge repository. It then explains IPR, copyright, patents and software license agreement. The book also highlights and discusses social informatics, e-Governance, applications of informatics in various subject areas and futuristic IT.
The book is primarily intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of various disciplines wherein ‘Informatics’ is prescribed as a core or foundation course. The book will also be of immense use to general readers who are interested in knowing the applications of information technology.
1. Provides updated information as per the course curriculum of many universities.
2. Includes labeled and immaculate illustrations for clear understanding of the concepts.
3. Chapter-end review questions to reinforce to concepts understanding and to help students prepare for examinations.
4. Presents an extensive glossary of technical terms.