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consolidate multiple systems into one and improve coordination of these business areas across multiple departments oMapping programs are perfect for businesses that require employees to travel frequently – provide street maps and written directions to locations nationwide – online mapping services also available (Google maps, mapquest)Many companies use a geographic information system to assist with managing, analyzing, and displaying data – used by power companies to manage electric grids, water distribution companies, shipping and transportation companies to determine most efcient routes oPrograms for e-commerce (WebSphere, GoEmerchant) bundled web site creation and hosting services Specialized business softwareoVertical market software: software designed for a specifc industry oComputer-aided design: 3D modeling to create automated designs, technical drawings, model visualizations (engineers) GETTING HELP WITH SOFTWAREFAQs, online help and support (user’s manual, chat with online support team) Integrated help: documentation for the product is directly built into the softwareDownloaded by Nida Mahmood ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|4218638
Tutorials may be ofered online by developer or you can search the internetBUYING SOFTWAREYou purchase a license that gives you the right to use the software – not yours to lend or copySoftware license: an agreement between you, the user, and the software company – legal contract – some come with licenses for more than one computer oMultiuser license: per-seat (limit number of users overall), concurrent licenses (limit the number of users accessing the software at any given time) Free software license: grants the recipient the right to modify andredistribute the software (copyleft) – without this you are in violation of copyright laws Pre-installed software: every new computer comes with an operating system as well as some form of application software (productivity software, multimedia-enriched computers may ofergraphics software or a productivity suite that includes page authoring software, many include image editing or fnancial planning software) oHaving so many pre-installed programs on your system candegrade the system performance by allocating memory away from active applications and for notebooks it can reduce battery life (referred to as bloatware)Web-based applications oSoftware as a service (SaaS): the application is hosted online by the vendor and made available to the customer over the InternetoMicrosoft Ofce Web Apps, Google Docs oAdvantages: you can access your fles as long as you have a web browser, great for collaborations (work with others inreal time) oMost are free, but some aren’t Discounted softwareoStudents or educators can sometimes purchase software atlower prices oCan buy software through online auction – make sure it’s a licensed copy oYou can buy and download software directly from many companies and retail web sites - you should request to be sent the CD or DVD Freeware and sharewareDownloaded by Nida Mahmood ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|4218638

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