9 - Computers at Work School and Home

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Where Computers Work Where Computers Work Computers have a big impact on all of today’s job markets. Entertainment Publishing Write and edit stories on location Transmit those stories remotely to central offices iReporters Medicine Science Scientists collect and analyze data using remote sensing devices, mobile computers, and statistical analysis programs. Manufacturing Slid e 2
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Where Computers Work Where Computers Work Enterprise computing PCs are an essential part of the overall computing structure for most business enterprises. Workers use technology tools, such as word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, collaboration tools, and email. Companies can replace PCs with thin clients— low-cost, low-maintenance machines. Distributed computing integrates all kinds of computers, from mainframes to PCs, into a single, seamless system. Slid e 3
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Where Computers Work Where Computers Work Workgroup computing Groupware: allows groups of users to share calendars, send messages, access data, and work on documents simultaneously Intranets: networks that use Internet technologies to link employees Extranets: networks accessible to strategic partners and customers Modern information technology makes an organization: Flatter More integrated More flexible More concerned with managing processes than people Slid e 4
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Where Computers Work Where Computers Work Electronic commerce Electronic commerce — buying and selling products through the Internet or a smaller
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