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TC2-Computer Literacy Mr. Sencer February 19, 2010
Everyday the computer is used for a large number of applications worldwide. There are five different types of users: Home User Small Office/Home Office User Mobile User Power User Enterprise User
Each group is to use the internet to research. One written summary will be collected from each group. ALL NAMES MUST BE WRITTEN One grade will be given for the group. 20 Minutes to Complete Assignment
Typically has one or more desktop computers Computers are sometimes part of small networks to share the internet and a printer (wired and wirelessly) Typically uses a computer for P.I.M., Web access, communications and entertainment. Using the internet home users: Conduct research Pay bills Shop Play Games Access multimedia
Software found is generally Productivity software – (word processing, spreadsheets) ▪ e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint Personal Finance – (accounting, budgeting) ▪ e.g. Quicken, Microsoft Money, TurboTax Utility software – (anti-virus, firewall) ▪ e.g. AVG, Norton Entertainment Software – (games, multimedia players) ▪ e.g. Windows Media, VLC player Educational Software – (software to aid in learning, research) ▪ e.g. Rosetta Stone, Reading Zone, Encyclopedia Britannica
Typically companies with less than 50 employees or self-employed individuals Lawyers, Accountants, Travel Agencies, Contractors Typical devices found are desktop computers and smart phones Computers are networked to save money on hardware and software Typically use a computer for Information management, Internet access, and managing their resources effectively.
The internet is used for business purposes Information look up (addresses, directions) Send/Receive e-mail messages E-Commerce – conduct business on the Internet, this is where they advertise and sell their products SOHO Software: basic business software such as word processing and spread sheet programs ▪ Used for document preparation and maintaining finances Industry specific software to their business ▪ Accountant - Tax software ▪ Travel Agency – Reservation software
Work while on the go, in atypical environments Outside of office, schools Typical Mobile Users Sales Representatives, Students, Journalists, Real Estate Agents, Insurance Agents, Meter Readers Devices used by the mobile user are notebook computers, Tablet PC, smart phones, and other mobile devices Typically use that device for connecting to other computers on their network, the Internet, email, mobile entertainment
Mobile users often transfer information between their devices and other computers on the same network or through the Internet so they can work Mobile User Software: basic business software ▪ word processing and spread sheet programs presentation software ▪ create and deliver presentations to large audiences entertainment software ▪ Watch movies, play music and games
User that requires the capabilities of a powerful desktop computer (workstation) Businesses usually have at least one power user, but can also be found in Home settings Typical power users are engineers, scientists, architects, and graphic artists Typically work with multimedia, graphics, audio and video These applications require extremely fast processors due to the nature of the work of a Power User
A power users computer is called a workstation, is usually networked and has internet access Software found is usually industry-specific software Engineers and Architects - use software for drafting and designing floor plans, assemblies, vehicles – AutoCAD Graphic Designer – for creating sophisticated drawings – Photoshop, Illustrator
Enterprise ( a large company) Usually has hundreds to thousands of users that work or do business with offices across a region, country or the world Enterprise User Each employee or customer that users a computer in the enterprise Enterprise computing huge network of computers that meets the diverse needs of an Enterprise The network facilitates communications among users across all locations. Users access the network of servers or mainframes through desktop computers, mobile computers, and mobile devices.
Enterprises use computers and the computer network to process high volumes of transactions in a single day, generally for basic business activities. billing millions of customers prepare payroll for thousands of employees manage thousands of items in inventory.
Enterprise users work with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. The marketing department in an enterprise uses desktop publishing software to prepare marketing literature. The accounting department uses software for accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, general ledger, and payroll activities. Enterprises typically have Web sites to showcase products, services, and other company information as well as for e-commerce, allowing them to conduct business online. Some enterprises even use blogs to communicate among employees, and customers.
Generally found in an Enterprise Telecommuting when employees work away from a company’s standard workplace and communicate with the office through the computer/Internet. Employees who telecommute have flexible work schedules so that they can combine work and personal responsibilities, such as child care.
Pull out a sheet of paper and answer the following question Describe the type of user you are and why.