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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th edition by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

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A17 SPECIALISED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Other specialised applications will be found in A4 Graphics, design and digital imaging and in A5 Sound.

Most information technology (IT) involves the use of the computer as a general-purpose tool capable of solving a variety of problems. However, some tasks are quite difficult to do with the standard IT tools of word processor, spreadsheet or database. Some of these tasks could be done manually but with the development of suitable computer software can often be done much more easily using the processing power available in a computer system. The market for these specialised applications is obviously smaller than for general software but the savings in time and money are sufficiently great, particularly in ...

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