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in this chapter,we look at a variety of different software application for both business and personal use.
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Section 1 summary
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companies large and small rely on computers for virtually every aspect of running a business-from billing to inventory to pay roll to sales. most businesses depend on a variety of software application to complete tasks.
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Cell
Definition
The intersection of a row and a column in a spreadsheet.
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Database
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is nothing more than collection of information that is organized in a useful way.
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Document management system
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The files are stored on a server or on the web, making them more accessible and secure.
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Fields
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a group of information
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Gantt chart
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a chart used in a project management to show a project scheduled
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Office application suite
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the most commonly used application software in business( often at home )
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Personal information manager (PIM)
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may be a stand-alone program or part of an office suite Microsoft outlook
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Project management software
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helps you complete projects, keep within your budget ,stay on schedule ,and even collaborate with other. Microsoft project
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Record
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Contains information about a single entry in a database (such as a customer or product)
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Spreadsheet
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Creates electronic worksheet composed of rows and columns. Microsoft Excel
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Word processor
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is an application that’s used to create ,edit, and formant text documents , the documents can also contain images.
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What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG )
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The layout on the computer screen shows the document layout as it would appear when printed .
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1st thing you need to know sec1
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Office applications suites include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation ,and database software.
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2nd thing you need to know sec1
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Personal information manager software manages e-mail, contacts, calendars, tasks
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3rd thing you need to know sec1
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Document management system allows businesses to save, share, search, and audit electronic documents
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4th thing you need to know sec1
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Project management software helps businesses keep projects on schedule.
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section 2 summary
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Software is what makes our computer useful. The variety of software available today is vast, but it only takes a couple of programs to make our computers indispensable to us-and even fun to use. In this article, we look at some of the software you might want to install on your system.
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open source
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means that the source code is published and made available, to the public,enabling anyone to copy, modify,and redistribute it without paying fees.openoffice.org
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portable apps
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Are programs that you can carry and run from a flash drive.
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1st thing you need to know sec2
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Personal productivity software includes office application as well as financial and reference software.
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2nd thing you need to know sec2
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Entertainment software includes media management software,photo and video editing software, and games.
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3rd thing you need to know sec2
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Educational and reference software is available to cover a variety of interests, including trip planning,genealogy,and landing landscaping.
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4th thing you need to know sec2
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portable apps can be stored on and run from a flash drive.
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section 3 summary
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Assess a computer system for software compatibility.
system specifications
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windows experience index
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is a rating system that assesses these traits as well as your video card performance to determine the types of software that your computer can run.
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System requirements
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for software are usually right on the box.
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1st thing you need to know sec3
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you can find out your system specification using the computer window and system control panel .
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2nd thing you need to know sec3
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the window experience index can help you determine the software that your system can run.
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3nd thing you need to know sec3
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system requirements are the minimum requirement needed to run software and include hardware and software specifications.
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section 4 summary
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there are many ways to obtain software. You can go out to the store and buy it,order it online and have it shipped to you ,or download it from a website. in this article,we look at software licensing and how obtain software.
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EULA(end-user license agreement)
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the agreement between the user and the software to know your rights before you install it,including the number of computers you can legally install it on , the length of time you have access to it, and any privacy notices.
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Retail software
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user pays a fee to the software for an unlimited period of time.
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freeware
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can be used at no cost for an unlimited period of time.
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shareware
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software offered in trail form or for a limited period that allows the user to try it out before purchasing a license.
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Donationware
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A form of freeware where the developers accept donations, either,for them themselves or for a nonprofit organization.
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1st thing you need to know sec4
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when you purchase software, you don't own it but are only licensing it-unless its open source.
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2nd thing you need to know sec4
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you should read the EULA (end-user license agreement )to determine the restriction and potential add-on features related to the software before you install it.
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3nd thing you need to know sec4
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Not all proprietary software has a fee,and not all open source soft-ware is free.
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section 5 summary
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is about the importance of cloud computing.
cloud refers to the internet .
used as storage,security ,and collaboration,has grown ,cloud computing has become an important part of business and personal system.
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cloud computing
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takes the processing and storage off your desktop and business hardware and puts it in the cloud.-on the internet
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infrastructure-as-a-service ( IAAS)
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means that a company uses servers in the cloud instead of purchasing and maintaining the hardware.
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platform-as-a-service (paas)
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providing a programming environment to develop,test,and deploy custom web applications.
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software-as-a-service
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means the delivery of application over the internet -or web apps.
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1st thing you need to know sec5
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the cloud is the internet
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2nd thing you need to know sec5
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cloud computing uses hardware and software resource that are in the cloud instead of local.
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3nd thing you need to know sec5
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Cloud computing consists of three types of service : Infrastructure-as-service(laas),Platform-as-a-service(paas),and Software-as-a-Service(Saas)
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section 6 summary
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Knowledge of office applications,such as word processors and spreadsheets, is expected in almost any type of business.