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How to Pass ECDL for Microsoft by Sharon Murphy, Paul Holden

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Appendix . Quick reference guides

Uses of Computers

In our Information Society wealth and incomes depend increasingly on the ability to create, process and distribute information in all its various forms. Computers are widely used in government, business, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and education.

While computers can store large amounts of information, retrieve selected information easily, and perform complex calculation quickly, those tasks that require human judgement are better left to humans to perform.

Keeping your Information Safe

Protect your valuable and irreplaceable data files by:

  • Saving frequently (from RAM to hard disk).

  • Making regular backup copies (to removable storage media), and storing backups offsite.

  • Applying usernames ...

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