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digital information technologies, information technology, productivity


In the chapters so far, we have talked about different types of computers and the important components of computers. We are now ready to introduce how these computers are used. Though computers were created to perform complex calculations such as the correct angle to position a gun to hit a specific target and to find the correct trajectory to return safely to earth from the moon, most users do not have such exotic uses for computers. Most folks own computers to work on assignments, prepare reports, calculate business profits, communicate with collaborators, or even just for entertainment, such as listening to music, watching videos, or playing games. In the next set of chapters, we will provide an overview of the most common categories of computer applications used in business. These applications help you create and process information and are called productivity applications. They include word processors, spreadsheets, presentations, and communication utilities such as email.

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