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Section: 5 Words for Work > Business Computing

Chapter 31. Business Computing

In this “information age,” more information is created and communicated, and more quickly, than most of us could have imagined only a few years ago. Most businesses today, even small ones, use some form of computer technology for information processing and communications. Office workers use word-processing programs to prepare a wide range of documents—from simple memos and letters to complex reports and newsletters. Data-processing programs, such as spreadsheet and database programs, are used for storage and analysis of various types of information: to maintain financial records; to analyze company finances; to monitor inventories of goods, purchase orders, and shipping records; to store employee and payroll information; and to perform many other tasks.

Familiarity with the basic terms of information processing and communication is essential for working in today's businesses. In this lesson you will learn to use some common terms in this area. In Lessons 32 and 33, you will learn terminology related to the Internet.


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