Monday, 16 March 2015

Reasons for Computerization

As learners, you need to identify the various reasons for computerizing office task. here are some of them:
  • Clerical costs. computers help to reduce costs associated with employing many personnel as some of the tasks can be aoutomated.
  • Large volumes of work: Large amounts of data are processed in a very short time
  • Accuracy: Data is processed to the highest levels of accuracy.
  • Responsiveness: (Speed)
  • Lengthy/complex computations: - Computers help where we have lengthy or complex computations and more so those that are repetitive.
Characteristics of a suitable computer system
  1.  Direct input device
  2. Fast printers
  3. Userfriendly applications
  4. Facilities for secure backing storage
  5. Popular operating systems
  6. Access controls e.g. Passwords
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