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Evaluate a software package that you are either familiar at work or for personal use. Briefly describe the advantages and disadvantages of the software. How would this software help you in a present or future job situation? What recommendations would you provide to improve the software you have used?

Expectations:
(3-4pgs)APA format
Begin this paper by stating your position on these questions clearly and concisely
Cite appropriate sources and answer questions directly. Be sure to make the most effective case you can. Then present the best evidence you can, again citing three appropriate outside sources.

Required Readings

Laudon, K., & Laudon, J. (2012). Essentials of MIS. (10th Ed.). Learning Track 4: The open source software initiative. Retrieved from http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/14071/14409392/Learning_Tracks/Ess10_CH04_LT4_The_Open_Source_Software_Initiative.pdf

Laudon, K., & Laudon, J. (2012). Essentials of MIS. (10th Ed.). Learning Track 3: Cloud computing. Retrieved from http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/14071/14409392/Learning_Tracks/Ess10_CH04_LT3_Cloud_Computing.pdf

Gallaugher, J. (2012). Information Systems: A Harnessing Guide to Information Technology. FlatWorld Knowledge. E-textbook Chapter 9.

Gallaugher, J. (2012). Information Systems: A Harnessing Guide to Information Technology. Chapter 9. [PowerPoint slides].

IBM (2008, May 13). Google and IBM produce Cloud computing. [Youtube video]. Retrieved from http://videos.webpronews.com/2008/05/google-and-ibm-produce-cloud-computing/

IBM. (2008). IBM blue cloud is ready-to-use computing. [Youtube video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfLVvk7CjY4

Forrester Research. (2008). Cloud computer is hyped and overblown. [Youtube video]. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=f7wv1i8ubng

Solution Preview

http://liswiki.org/wiki/Criteria_for_evaluation_of_library_software_packages
http://www.unt.edu/training/BackToBasics/software%20packages.htm
http://reprap.org/wiki/Useful_Software_Packages

Computer Software & Systems Development (c)
Evaluate a software package that you are either familiar at work or for personal use. Briefly describe the advantages and disadvantages of the software. How would this software help you in a present or future job situation? What recommendations would you provide to improve the software you have used?

A software package can be word processors, databases, graphic presentations, spreadsheets, or web browsers on (your) computer. For the purposes of this assessment, I will focus on web browsers, which I use daily at my own job and enables me to establish my career ...

Solution Summary

How to evaluate software packages.

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