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Unformatted text preview: embedded systems. Computers exist to manage and analyze data. Today this affects almost all aspects of our lives. We use general information systems to manage everything from sports statistics to payroll data. Cash registers and ATMs have large information systems backing them up. In this chapter we examine general-purpose soft-ware, particularly spreadsheets and database management systems; these help us organize and analyze the huge amounts of data with which we must deal. 373 Chapter 12...
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- Fall '10