Tag: Fundamentals of Hardware and Software

Measurement of Data

Units of storage The capacity of memory or a storage medium is measured in bytes (unit of storage). A byte is made up of eight (8) bits. A bit is short for binary digit. Take for example the measurement of liquid, we say litre or the measurement of weight, we do so in grams. It’s…...

Storage Devices: Memory Storage Media

This post will look at the different aspects of storage devices. Memory Storage Media Memory provides storage for data, instruction and the result of processing. Memory is characterised by the ability to retain data when the electricity to the computer stops and the ability to change the information already stored. Programs and data can be…...

Hardware Devices

The hardware is the physical part of the computer. If you can touch it then it is hardware. Hardware includes: Central Processing Unit (CPU) Input devices Output Storage Devices Storage Devices The CPU This is the brain of the computer where all the processing takes place. It consists of electronic circuits that interprets and executes…...

The Data Processing Cycle

The data processing cycle, simply shows the way computers process information. It consists of the following functions: Input Processing Output Storage Input Function Input is the process of getting data into the computer using input devices. Your choice of input device, depends on the nature of your input. For example if your input is a…...