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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.
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The program or instructions for a computer.
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Computer programs, procedures, rules and any associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a system.
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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.
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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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According to a spokesman of the University that Bachelor and Masters degree programs have been offered to the students in Computer Science, Accounts and Finance, Management Sciences, Economics and Finance, Project Management, Electrical, Telecommunication and Soft Ware Engineering in its Business Administration, Computing and Engineering faculties.
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With the soft ware, engineers can also compute stresses at any point of a cross section based on axial forces and create free form sections, chambers, and radii.
During the course of hearing Afnan Karim Kundi said " we can develop and provide soft ware within three days if we are allowed.
During the course of hearing Afnan Karim Kundi said "we can develop and provide soft ware within three days if we are allowed.
Capability: The gas turbine cycle soft ware program GasTurb9 simulates the most common types of gas turbine engines with few abbreviations.
The software runs on top of Matlab soft ware, which is a standard tool for technical computing developed by Math works of Natick, Mass.