Joshua Waring

ITS 230 SEC 001

Due on 9/28/18



1.      True

2.      False;  The advantages of a virtual server are that it is easy to manage and can be created and configured quickly.

3.      False;  A mainframe is a large, expensive, powerful server that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users simultaneously.

4.      False;  Thin clients typically do not contain hard drives.

5.      False;  Applications requiring complex, sophisticated mathematical calculations use mainframes.

6.      False;  most computers and electronic devices are digital, which use only two discrete states:  on and off.

7.      True

8.      True

9.      False;  Instead of the term, port, the term, jack, sometimes is used to identify audio and video ports.

10.   False;  Newer versions of USB are backward compatible, which means they support old as well as new USB devices.

11.   True

12.   False;  NFC uses radio signals to transmit data between two NFC-enabled devices.



1.      G

2.      B

3.      H

4.      J

5.      D

6.      A

7.      I

8.      F

9.      C

10.   E





Problem Solving:

1.      Slow Computer Performance:  I would check what programs automatically start during start-up to see which ones might be impeding startup performance.  I would also do a full virus and malware scan to see if there is any viruses or malware slowing down my computer.  Lastly, I might upgrade or replace my hard drive if my computer is still running slow.

2.      Faulty ATM:  I could contact my bank or the company who owns the atm.  There might be contact information for help with issues located somewhere on the atm itself.

3.      Battery Draining Quickly:   My smartphone most likely has a defective battery, which can be caused by overcharging, long-term wear, or a defect. 

4.      I could check to use if there are apps running in the background that are consuming a lot of power, causing the device to heat up.  I could also check if there is a virus or malware consuming power in the background on my device.

5.      Mobile Device Synchronization:  The computer may not be recognizing the device due to the fact that I could be using a power only usb cable (which only transfers power, but not data and can be found as a cheaper alternative if you don’t need or want data transfer capabilities, or as a safe way to charge your phone at charge stations).  The phone might also have usb debugging turned off, which would prevent the computer with successfully communicating with the device.


Internet Research (#3: Search Operators)

1)       “Life is not fair, get used to it.”  --Bill Gates

2)       “digital camera” reviews --,,

3)      “Near Field communications” in business – tickets to events, hotel room keys, financial transactions, etc.

4)      “handheld * devices” – handheld communications device, handheld computing device, handheld mobile device, handheld pos devices,  handheld scanning device