Computers: Systems, Terms and Acronyms is THE technical reference for non-technical people who need to understand Information Technology. The book contains narrative coverage of IT concepts and systems written in plain English for non-technical people. It also contains more than 3,700 definitions of generic technical terms and acronyms, and the most common products used in IT. These definitions include the name and URL of the vendor.
This book has been printed annually since 1989. It is now in its 14th Edition and is the companion reference to TechRef, the only online IT database designed specifically for the non-technical professional. TechRef contains more than 14,000 entries and uses the ability of an online system to search for information, build lists of data, and provide new information - 24/7.
About the Author
Susan Hodges has an extensive background in Information Technology and has worked as a programmer, analyst, designer, project manager, and systems manager. She spent many years managing a technical training subsidiary of a large company, which gave her the unique opportunity to remain a generalist while most technologists were forced into specialties. Many of the customers she dealt with requested training for non-technical staff who "don't need to do this stuff, they need to be able to talk with the people who do it." In 1989, Ms. Hodges established SemCo Enterprises, Inc. to answer this need. SemCo provides training and tools for non-technical people who work with IT professionals.
Her background and continuing experience as a technical generalist allow her to follow and incorporate new trends and products into both training seminars and resources. All of SemCo's products are technically correct yet free of jargon – a unique combination. In addition to her work with SemCo, Ms. Hodges is the IT expert on Ask the Experts, and has written numerous articles which have appeared in CIO, NACCB Monitor, Purple Squirrel, The Talent Economy, Techies.com, and IT Translators. She regularly speaks at meetings and conventions including the NACCB Annual Conference and Trade Show, Computerworld's Technical Recruiting Conference and numerous corporate conferences.
Ms. Hodges' reputation as an authority on corporate IT continues to grow as she watches the changing field and translates the technology into an understandable format for business men and women via seminars, literature, and speaking engagements.