Whether you are a teacher, a scientist, or a secretary, there are software programs available that will make your life easier.
Another reason that software programs are so important is that they are great for any computer. Yes, we have our standard applications like Word, Excel, and Internet Browser, and we all use them all, and we have our ” ” Mac, iPod, MP3, and Video Games. (my husband has more than I ever could keep track of) But we forget sometimes that there are dozens of other programs out there designed to do different tasks, or to serve different needs. How many different ways can you use a word processor? Perhaps more than one, most likely. Perhaps each of the different applications could stand for its own specialized task, as opposed to using them all at once. Then again, maybe they are all just a big excuse for not installing Microsoft Word for yourself!
Best of all, the office is constantly changing. More people are getting comfortable with using other forms of email, like Google Docs, or online desktop journals, or even simple email, like Yahoo or Gmail. They seem to prefer these other programs to the ever-classic office tool. Why? Perhaps it is because these other programs work better, or are more intuitive, or maybe it is because they are more often updated, and any bugs in the office suite have been worked out.
For me, I like the flexibility of the office suite. I have been using it now for years, with a variety of teams and meetings, some good, some not so good, and with everyone coming from different situations and with a different way of “Using the Software” (Different is not synonymous with good, or bad) I like being able to use the office suite as much for business planning as for getting my ” bills up ” or ” meetings set up ” or ” researching information ” (which can happen while using it outdoors) . . . well, some of us more than others, naturally.
What about you? What do you use the most for “ushoot information?” Since the beginning of time, as humans, we have relied on our blind spots, side-stepped by our evolved urge to go outside and seek out new experiences, and in so doing, opened the frontiers of knowledge for us. From that beginning, man has invented so many ways to exploit the blind spots and Along came the Virus, and along came the Spyware, and soon came the Trojans, and soon came the adware, and soon came the malware. . . . and so it goes off to the inevitable end.
It is hubris to think that the diligent consumer can keep the goodyrights of new software and instead of using them to their maximum advantage, uses them toIMEBODOMAI(comes with a period) and maybe even gets the bonus points. . . . well, maybe not. What follows may appear somewhat illogical, but that is because consumer’s have short attention spans and long lifespans. . . forget what the software says and forget what the salesman says, “next week be better than this week.” The only way to really know if a new program is good is to use it, and if it does what you want it to do, then use it to your advantage. If you don’t, you don’t have to buy it because it is, after all, free.
I have been in the computer services business over 35 years, and I can tell you that the vast, vast majority of those users are using Microsoft Operating Systems. It is time for the computer user to take a walk in the park. There is nothing wrong with that as long as the user knows that there is, of course, nothing wrong. This is where they are wrong.
There is. There is nothing wrong with running the programs that they want to run, using the office suite that they are already familiar with, using the browser that they find the most effective, easiest, and what not for their particular needs. The one thing that they forget is that there is a way to run Office, and if they can’t find it, they get lost. This may sound corny, but it is the truth, these days. Office is the established front rung in the super computer age. . . To a computer user everything else seems archaic. That is why they keep going back to Office, and for some reason it always seems right.
I am not contradicting the afore mentioned studies. It is still apparent that Office is the office suite of choice. But why? There are two possible reasons. The first one would be that the users have budget issues. The second one would be that Microsoft Office is the only office suite out there.
If budget is no issue, then they are wrong to think that there is little to no risk.