Introduction to Information Technology and Systems

I expect your answers to be thorough. Short/vague answers will not be accepted.
1. Compare primary storage and secondary storage and discuss the most important characteristics of secondary storage.
2. Discuss hard disks including density, platters, tracks, sectors, cylinders, head crashes, internal, external, and performance enhancements.
3. Describe mass storage devices including enterprise storage systems, file servers, network attached storage (NAS), organizational cloud storage, and storage area network systems.
4. Using your favorite Internet search engine, research the various types of RAID drive systems. Name and describe the benefits and/or drawbacks of each.
5. When ATU sells old computers to the public at auction, the hard drives are removed and are destroyed. Explain why this is done. Can it be avoided? Why or why not.
6. What is a computer network? List and describe 5 benefits for using a computer network
7. Define communications including connectivity, the wireless revolution, and communication systems.
8. Discuss communication channels including physical connections and wireless connections
9. Discuss network types including local area, home, wireless, personal, metropolitan, and wide area networks.
10. Define network architecture including topologies (bus, ring, star, tree, and mesh) and strategies (client/server and peer-to-peer). Which topology is the most robust?
11. What is data privacy? Why is it important?
12. What is cybersecurity? Why is it important?
13. What is online ethics? Why is it important?
14. Computer security has become a major concern for both businesses and individuals. Pick any 4 of the below and discuss the impact they have on everyday life as well as in business:
Trojan horses
Denial of service
SQL Injection
Rogue Wi-Fi hotspots
Data manipulation
Identity theft
Internet scams
15. Discuss at least 3 ways we can improve computer security in our everyday lives