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What characteristics of general computer systems are you most familiar with and how familiar are you with them? Which characteristics do you understand best? Which characteristics do you understand least?

What factors determine the success or failure of computer-based information systems?

What is the Internet? What is TCP/IP? What are intranets? What are extranets? Why are intranets and extranets important to accountants?

What other factors do we consider when we acquire new system? What are the advantages and disadvantages of moving from, for example, a legacy system to a modern system?

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What characteristics of general computer systems are you most familiar with and how familiar are you with them? Which characteristics do you understand best? Which characteristics do you understand least?

-- The main characteristics of general computer systems that most people are familiar with are developed from the functions used most commonly in school and work. Basic software applications, basic troubleshooting for programs, applications, or features that are not working properly, and basic computer maintenance form the basis for the usual characteristics. Computer systems are known for the characteristics of speed, accuracy, and being self-maintaining. We have become familiar with the speed and accuracy through functions like Microsoft Office, and through the self-efficiency by programs that have troubleshooting wizards, that basically do the work for you, to fix the problem that you're experiencing. The characteristics that are understood the least are the more advanced characteristics, like how to use the program features of the computer system to automatically perform certain tasks like updating and other routine maintenance that must be done by programming features. The characteristics that are the easiest and most commonly understood are those that are the most frequently developed through the use of various applications and programs (the ones we use every day).

What factors determine the success or ...

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