Computer Tools for Public-Sector Management

Computer Tools for Public-Sector Management

Carl Grafton (Auburn University Montgomery, USA) and Anne Permaloff (Auburn University Montgomery, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-092-9.ch009
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Abstract

Almost any public-sector task employing a computer can be accomplished more efficiently with a variety of tools rather than any single one. Basic tools include word processing, spreadsheet, statistics, and database-management programs. Beyond these, Web authoring software, presentation software, graphics, project-planning and -management software, decision analysis, and geographic information systems can be helpful depending upon the job at hand.
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A Variety Of Tools

To make the most of their time and talents, computer users in the public sector or virtually any other setting should have access to more than one tool for nearly any task that extends much beyond typing a short memo. Access to a variety of tools is usually more productive than having the latest version of a single one.

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