Topic 7 - Applications Software

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  • Created by: Aimee
  • Created on: 27-11-12 20:56

Applications Software

Sources of Information

Organisations need information in order to function and this information can come from a variety of sources such as:

  • Files on disk
  • Files on removable media
  • CD-ROM's
  • Databases
  • The internet

Applications Software

  • Applications software is software that is capable of doing a specific job
  • A job is called an application
  • Examples include word-processing software, CAD software and accounts software
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Applications Software Cont.

General Purpose Software

Is applications software that:

  • Can be used in any type of business
  • Includes word-processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and presentation

Speciailist Software

Is applications software that:

  • Is specific to the business
  • Includes kitchen design software, software for running a garage, hairdressing booking system etc.
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