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Examine the possibility of a career in computer hardware sales. Which area of sales do you believe holds the brightest prospects for young college graduates—servers, mainframe computers, supercomputers, or high-volume storage devices? Why? What would be some of the advantages and disadvantages of a career in computer hardware sales?

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168
Chapter 3, Problem 1CE
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Examine the possibility of a career in computer hardware sales. Which area of sales do you believe holds the brightest prospects for young college graduates—servers, mainframe computers, supercomputers, or high-volume storage devices? Why? What would be some of the advantages and disadvantages of a career in computer hardware sales?

Program Plan Intro

Components of computer:

Computer has four major components, they are:

  • Central processing unit (CPU)
  • Memory unit
  • Input devices
  • Output devices

Central Processing Unit (CPU):

  • CPU plays the key role in a computer by carrying out computer program instructions.
  • It performs all the basic logic, arithmetic, controlling as well as input/output operations that are specified by the instructions.
  • The CPU comprises of two units, Arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and control unit (CU).

Memory unit:

  • Once, set of computer program instructions are transformed into machine code by CPU, the machine code is stored in memory.
  • Then the CPU fetches the required data and instructions from memory, perform the required operations and then sends the result and next instruction set back to memory.

Input devices:

  • The devices used by the user to feed information to computer, such as a hard drive, keyboard, or a networking card.
  • These devices get the data from outside world into computer in the way that human eyes and ears bring the data to brain.

Output devices:

  • Output devices are used by computer to deliver the information to the user, such as a monitor, printer, and speaker.
  • The CPU takes the machine code present in memory and converts it into a format that is required by monitor’s hardware.
  • Then the monitor’s hardware converts that information into different light intensities so that you see words or pictures.

Explanation of Solution

Career in computer hardware sales:

  • It includes job as sales representative, wholesale and manufacturing expert.
  • The sales representative is responsible for selling of products to wholesalers as well as manufacturers.
  • It has lot of challenges.
  • With the growing popularity of cloud computing the hardware sales representative may face lot of challenges.

Area of sales:

  • The sales for high-volume storage devices may be bright one for young graduates,
  • There are a lot of challenges in the field due to introduction of cloud computing.
  • There are lots of organizations that rely on storage devices till now.
  • It has increasing popularity among government as well as non-government organizations.
  • Most of the office files and public data is been stored in storage devices...

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