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What is the office automation system?

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grbdatta | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:42 PM via web

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What is the office automation system?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 4, 2008 at 8:49 AM (Answer #1)

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"Office automation refers to the type of computer machinery and software used to digitally create, collect, store, manipulate, and relay office information needed for accomplishing basic tasks and goals. Raw data storage, electronic transfer, and the management of electronic business information comprise the basic activities of an office automation system."

Generally, there are three basic activities of an office automation system: storage of information, data exchange, and data management. Within each broad application area, hardware and software combine to fulfill basic functions that are needed to successfully accomplish the goals for a specific business.  Storage of information would be the computer or a computer like system.  Data Exchange would be a fax, phone, or some type of communication hardware. Data management would be using specific software tools to organize and maintain data.

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clintgrover | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 15, 2009 at 10:38 AM (Answer #2)

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Office automation system also includes a business office telecommunication system such as a virtual office phone. This system provide easy management and control of all the company's telecommunication requirements.

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