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Application Software

Application software is a collection of programs which address a real-life problem of its   end users.

The different types of application software are:


  1. Application Suite: Has multiple applications bundled together. E.g., MS Office which has MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, etc.
  2. Enterprise Software: A single software for entire needs of an enterprise. E.g., ERP Applications like SAP.
  3. Enterprise Infrastructure Software: Enterprise support software like email servers, Security software.
  4. Information Worker Software: Addresses needs of individual user E.g., Spreadsheets, CAAT (Computer Assisted Audit Tools), etc.
  5. Content Access Software: Used to access digital contents and entertainment. E.g., Media Players, etc.
  6. Educational Software: Holds contents for students. E.g., Examination Test CDs.
  7. Media Development Software: Addresses needs of printing & electronic media. E.g., Desktop Publishing, Video Editing etc.

Benefits of Application Software are:

  1. Addressing User needs: It meets the exact needs of the user. This software is specifically designed to fulfill the needs of the user.
  2. Less threat from virus: Application software are specifically devised to protect themselves from unauthorized access and virus.
  3. Regular updates: Licensed application software gets regular updates from the developer to remove problems and for security reasons.



Development is costly: developing application software to meet specific user needs can prove to be quite costly.

Infection from malware: if an application software is used commonly by many people and shared online, it carries a real threat of infection by a computer virus or other malicious programs.


Database Management Systems (DBMS) Data, databases, data models:

  • data is given facts from which additional facts can be inferred.
  • database is a collection of facts(data)
  • database model hierarchy.
  • hierarchy of database is as under:
  • database: collection of data files.
  • file: collection of records.
  • record: collection of fields.
  • field: collection of characters.
  • characters: these are alphabets, numerals or other special characters

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