A computer system is a collection of hardware and software components designed to provide an effective tool for computation. Computer system are used in every walk of life to assist us in the various tasks we perform. The wide availability of the internet has enhance the use of computer for information sharing and communication. Computer system allows us to store, process, display and communicate information. In any modern computer system even a simple one, in general needs several different programs in order to accomplish its various functions.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Characteristics of computer: Versatility

Computer is versatile in nature. Multi-processing features of computer makes it quiet versatile in nature.

It can control a variety of jobs in various field. The computer can performing any job provided he had a set of program and its related data.

One moment, it is preparing the results of particular examination, the next moment it is busy preparing electricity bills, and in between it may be helping an office secretary to trace an important letter in seconds. 

When a computer is engaged in preparing financial statements, it may be used for writing a letter or may be used for playing game simultaneously.

Computers are creative tools for musicians. Motion picture industry uses computers for special effects.

In schools, computers help in imparting education in a better way, and in the industry computer-assisted robots do all kinds of tedious jobs, especially in industries involving assembly of heavy machines, automobiles, etc.

A number of characteristic contribute to the computer’s versatility include;
*its speed
*its ability to conveniently store, retrieve and manipulate large volume of data
*Its flexibility to interface
Characteristics of computer: Versatility
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