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Choosing a Software Application

List three criteria that are very important to consider when choosing an software application for business use. Discuss why each element is important.

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Too often, businesses find themselves with software applications that are inappropriate for their needs because they didn't spend enough time making an informed decision. The latest and greatest may not be the most appropriate; it may just be more complicated and expensive. Taking the time to assess your needs and pick software that suits your organization can keep you from wasting money and ending up with something that just doesn't work for you.

1. Compatibility
There is software available that works well on both Mac and Windows platforms. There is also a large selection of software available that doesn't require a super-fast processor and an enormous hard drive to function.

2. Stability
There are signs of an unstable software applications: blue warning screens, frozen keyboards, and generally strange behavior are all part of the day-to-day operations when you are ...