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  • 1. Software Newsletter SOFTWARESoftware is “Organizedinformation in form ofoperating systems, utilities,programs, applications thatenables computers to work.”(Business Dictionary) Traditional Commercial software varies from shareware, freeware, and public domain software.Software consists of Commercial software can be only beinstructions and codes that are reproduced, used or manipulated byorganized and written by the producer, as the producer has fullprogrammers. Software is control over the distribution of theseparated into two main product. Public domain however, iscategories: (1) System accessible to anyone and has nosoftware: this controls the basic restrictions making it feasible to befunctions of a computer. (2) reproduced or manipulated by theApplication software: handles public. Shareware on the other hand,specialized tasks a user wants dictates that the copyright is retainedto perform such as dataprocessing, word processing. Software licensingReference: Software licensing is necessary to control unauthorized uses of theSoftware definition retrieved product. It also protects theon 17/03/2013 from copyright as it places restrictions onhttp://www.businessdictionary. the user’s end as it relates to thecom/definition/software.html product. Software licensing is a legal instrument governing the use, selling or redistribution of software between
  • 2. Web-hosted office suites Web-hosted Office suites are Disadvantages include office suites, provided by websites in a form of software • Access to the suite requires as a service. It can be run using connectivity internet access. operating systems. It enables • The speed and accessibility persons to work collaboratively place demands on the server worldwide at their convenience, because it requires high speed leading to virtual teamwork. internet • A subscription charge may be Advantages include applied when using the server • The user is dependent on a • No need to download service provider for security software outside the and privacy of documents office suites web page • The user has no control over • It requires minimal the version of software used hardwareThis assignment was completed • Collaborative teams can Examples of applications, tasks andby the following: share documents projects performed on web-hosted without the need for suites include the following: • Sandy Etienne their own server • It allows one to access 1. Word processor • Jaya Dubay – documents from any 2. Web portal Ramrattan computer regardless of 3. Wiki operating systems 4. Blog • Sadna Samaroo • Information is stored 5. Forums safely on the a remote 6. Email • Kelly-Ann Cornibert server rather than on a 7. Calendar physical hard drive References • Software licensing. Retrieved on 16 / 02/ 2013 from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_license • Online Office suites Retrieved on 16th/ 02/2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_office_suite • A guide to ethical and legal use of software, Retrieved on 16th 02/2013 from http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mwssls/soft.html
  • 3. Web-hosted office suites Web-hosted Office suites are Disadvantages include office suites, provided by websites in a form of software • Access to the suite requires as a service. It can be run using connectivity internet access. operating systems. It enables • The speed and accessibility persons to work collaboratively place demands on the server worldwide at their convenience, because it requires high speed leading to virtual teamwork. internet • A subscription charge may be Advantages include applied when using the server • The user is dependent on a • No need to download service provider for security software outside the and privacy of documents office suites web page • The user has no control over • It requires minimal the version of software used hardwareThis assignment was completed • Collaborative teams can Examples of applications, tasks andby the following: share documents projects performed on web-hosted without the need for suites include the following: • Sandy Etienne their own server • It allows one to access 1. Word processor • Jaya Dubay – documents from any 2. Web portal Ramrattan computer regardless of 3. Wiki operating systems 4. Blog • Sadna Samaroo • Information is stored 5. Forums safely on the a remote 6. Email • Kelly-Ann Cornibert server rather than on a 7. Calendar physical hard drive References • Software licensing. Retrieved on 16 / 02/ 2013 from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_license • Online Office suites Retrieved on 16th/ 02/2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_office_suite • A guide to ethical and legal use of software, Retrieved on 16th 02/2013 from http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mwssls/soft.html
  • 4. Web-hosted office suites Web-hosted Office suites are Disadvantages include office suites, provided by websites in a form of software • Access to the suite requires as a service. It can be run using connectivity internet access. operating systems. It enables • The speed and accessibility persons to work collaboratively place demands on the server worldwide at their convenience, because it requires high speed leading to virtual teamwork. internet • A subscription charge may be Advantages include applied when using the server • The user is dependent on a • No need to download service provider for security software outside the and privacy of documents office suites web page • The user has no control over • It requires minimal the version of software used hardwareThis assignment was completed • Collaborative teams can Examples of applications, tasks andby the following: share documents projects performed on web-hosted without the need for suites include the following: • Sandy Etienne their own server • It allows one to access 1. Word processor • Jaya Dubay – documents from any 2. Web portal Ramrattan computer regardless of 3. Wiki operating systems 4. Blog • Sadna Samaroo • Information is stored 5. Forums safely on the a remote 6. Email • Kelly-Ann Cornibert server rather than on a 7. Calendar physical hard drive References • Software licensing. Retrieved on 16 / 02/ 2013 from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_license • Online Office suites Retrieved on 16th/ 02/2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_office_suite • A guide to ethical and legal use of software, Retrieved on 16th 02/2013 from http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mwssls/soft.html
  • 5. Web-hosted office suites Web-hosted Office suites are Disadvantages include office suites, provided by websites in a form of software • Access to the suite requires as a service. It can be run using connectivity internet access. operating systems. It enables • The speed and accessibility persons to work collaboratively place demands on the server worldwide at their convenience, because it requires high speed leading to virtual teamwork. internet • A subscription charge may be Advantages include applied when using the server • The user is dependent on a • No need to download service provider for security software outside the and privacy of documents office suites web page • The user has no control over • It requires minimal the version of software used hardwareThis assignment was completed • Collaborative teams can Examples of applications, tasks andby the following: share documents projects performed on web-hosted without the need for suites include the following: • Sandy Etienne their own server • It allows one to access 1. Word processor • Jaya Dubay – documents from any 2. Web portal Ramrattan computer regardless of 3. Wiki operating systems 4. Blog • Sadna Samaroo • Information is stored 5. Forums safely on the a remote 6. Email • Kelly-Ann Cornibert server rather than on a 7. Calendar physical hard drive References • Software licensing. Retrieved on 16 / 02/ 2013 from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_license • Online Office suites Retrieved on 16th/ 02/2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_office_suite • A guide to ethical and legal use of software, Retrieved on 16th 02/2013 from http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mwssls/soft.html