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a program written in a computer language telling a computer to perform a given task.
database access software programs that make it easier to use regular online systems by providing an interface between the user and these systems. This interface can translate a search statement into the command language of the system, and sometimes provide automatic dialing, access, and so on. Called also front end or gateway software.
front end software (gateway software) database access software.
menu driven software software aided by a menu of choices for commands and formats to be selected by the user.


The program or instructions for a computer.


the programs that control a computer and cause it to perform specific functions. Compare hardware. See also application.


Computer programs, procedures, rules and any associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a system.


Informatics A sequence of programmed instructions used to operate a computer and perform specific tasks Examples Assemblers, compilers, programs, programming languages, routines, translators, and documentation; PC software includes word processors, databases, spreadsheets, graphics, desktop publishers. See Computer, Speech recognition software, Tunneling software. Cf Hardware.


n the various programming aids supplied by manufacturers to facilitate the user's efficient operation of computer equipment. The collection of programs, routines, and documents associated with a computer (e.g., compilers, library routines).
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Patient discussion about software

Q. I'm having problem remembering how to operate a computer software. Is learning possible only at a young age? I have been trying to learn a new software program that my kids got me but I keep forgetting how to get it started. Is learning possible only at a young age?

A. This is a common concern among older adults. However the answer is actually- not at all. People can learn throughout their life span. In fact, it is important to continue and learn new skills as we age. Learning new skills, like new games, new dances, and a new language, and playing a musical instrument, help keep our mind sharp longer. With age, we may be slower to pick up new information. However, the ability to learn does not go away unless we are inflicted with dementia. It may require more effort but you can continue to learn.

Q. I am looking for an Enterprise-wide Hospital Management Software to run a tertiary level of care Hospital. The software should be an ERP taking into account all the hospital's operation from reception to admission, tranfer, to discharge, including facility management, account department operations to house keeping and Human Resources Management

A. Not really my field, but googling would give you plenty of results, and this one ( might be a good place to start your search.

Also, here ( you can find a list of open source healthcare software you may find usefull.


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When customers purchase computer software, they frequently also gain access to technical support and other user-related services.
Since the inception of the regional representation of ESC, we have left no stone unturned in increasing exports from India and make all efforts to ensure the exports of electronics, computer software and services are increased in this part of the world.
As with the value of any business asset, the specific value of computer software plays an important role in the overall valuation of a business enterprise.
based in New York, is a privately-held computer software company that develops and markets products merging personal computing and wireless remote communications technologies.
CONTACT: Joyce Plotkin of the Software Council, 617-437-0600 or Doug Black or Phyllis Lessner of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470/ CO: Massachusetts Computer Software Council ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU:
Likewise, the term "program" or "routine," for purposes of defining computer software, has been described to be any sequence of machine-readable code.
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When an individual uses computer software to create a business record, such as a letter created with a word processor, that letter's content is usually stored in a single file on a computer's hard disk.
Included in Gates' donation is $500,000 in computer software and technical assistance to expand the Los Angeles Central Library's computer system, as well as help create a virtual library at the Mesa Learning Center - with plans to open a similar facility at the Mid-Valley Library next year.
The additional statutory limitations on the types of expenditures qualifying for the section 41 credit are then discussed, including the special rules for computer software and contract research expenses.
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