Application Software How do you mostly use computers? 1. Make bizz activities more effective 2. assist with graphics and multimedia projects 3. support home, personal, and educational tasks 4. facilitate communications packaged software is mass produced and meets needs of variety of users, custom software does specific bizz functions, web application is web stie allowing access other internet device (email) Four Categories of App Software: Business • Word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, note taking, personal info manager, business software for phones, project mgmt., accounting, enterprise computing o Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities o Word processing software allows users to create and manipulate docs Spreadsheet software allows organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations Contains over 1000 worksheets, 16,000 columns and 1 million rows, cell is intersection of column and row, cells contain 3 types of data: labels, values, and formulas, recalculating ability makes it useful for budgeting, forecasting, and decision making Database is collection of data in mannar that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data, users run queries to retrieve data. Queries are
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