Installing Windows... Installing Google Chrome... Many of you in this course have had to deal with installing these software onto a computer. Others have had the opportunity to create their very own software. As you pursue your studies and continue to familiarize yourself with the many practices of how to develop information systems, people will depend on you to provide concise and logical information on what software to buy and implement. In this chapter, you will learn about the different types of software that exist and how software has impacted the world as a whole. Now, it is not rocket science to understand how software has allowed companies to be erected and brought billions of dollars into the pockets of genius innovators. Nowadays, software is able to effectively communicate through the internet which brings a lot of favor towards the companies that developed these software and allows flexibility for the common consumer.
Software can be broadly divided into two categories: System Software and Application software. Operating systems manage the hardware and create the interface between the hardware and the user. Application software is the category of programs that do something useful for the user. As a Systems Analyst or Project Manager, you will need to look into software that either be a financial assistance application software to be installed an already existing operating system of a company-owned computer or find an inexpensive, if not free, an operating system for a new line of servers to be installed for a new website.
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