Computer Technology For Developing Areas

The Computer Technology (CT) program has been developed to provide training in the principles underlying the design of modern computer systems. UAT’s Digital Media degree provides the aesthetic, critical and technical framework for success in contemporary art and design practice. This highly respected media arts degree offers a diverse curriculum emphasizing aesthetic sensibility, programming literacy, creative expression and technical problem solving in media communication and digital media management.

Presentation of data in tabular and graphical form. Frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and variation. Probability, discrete and continuous data. Binomial and Normal probability distributions. Sampling, confidence limits, and hypothesis testing. Regression, correlation, and chi-square test. Applications to data and problems relevant to information technology.

A joint project of England’s Manchester University, Ferranti Computers, and Plessey, Atlas comes online nine years after Manchester’s computer lab begins exploring transistor technology. Atlas was the fastest computer in the world at the time and introduced the concept of virtual memory,” that is, using a disk or drum as an extension of main memory. System control was provided through the Atlas Supervisor, which some consider to be the first true operating system.

Information technology (IT) may adopt the monikers information systems or systems administration. Essentially, IT professionals are the users of technology. IT utilizes existing operating systems, software and applications in tandem to create a larger system that solves a specific business problem. IT constructs a network from established building blocks to carry out a task, such as an automated supplies ordering service.

VTech, founded in Hong Kong, had been a manufacturer of Pong-like games and educational toys when they introduce the Laser 128 computer. Instead of simply copying the basic input output system (BIOS) of the Apple II as Franklin Computer had done, they reversed engineered the system and sold it for US $479, a much lower price than the comparable Apple II. While Apple sued to remove the Laser 128 from the market, they were unsuccessful and the Laser remained one of the very few Apple clones” for sale.