Running Head: INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM
Office Automation and Group Collaboration Software
University of Phoenix
CIS/319: Computers and Information Processing
February 9, 2009
From: student name
Re: office automation and group collaboration software
Office automation and group collaboration has become an essential part of business to assist individuals to complete their tasks. Individuals in a business usually work in teams, committees, departments, or other types of workgroups. In order for individuals to collaborate on common tasks, team members may have meetings, talk on the telephone, send faxes, communicate by email, distribute memos, or communicate via instant messenger. As individuals begin to collaborate they will need office support in order to complete their jobs.
Office automation may include individual and group applications such as word processing, data processing, presentation, publishing, graphics, e-mail and a scheduler. Office automation may also provide specialized applications such as voice processing, facsimile, unified messaging, electronic filing, image processing, and document management. The future may merge individual applications, workgroup applications, and office automation applications into one common type of application.
Because office automation refers to all tools and methods that are applied to office activities, office automation is also useful for a home office such as in the Gonora household. Microsoft Office 2007 is used to assist us in several aspects of our lives. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are used by the members of the household for personal, school, and work purposes. Microsoft Office Outlook allows us to communicate with other individuals and transmit files. A web camera and Instant Messenger can be used to conference with other individuals if necessary. Having all computers in the household...