The Computer Revolution/MIS/OIS
Office Information Systems
Office Information Systems (OIS) are used in virtually every area of business for a variety of purposes. Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org are OIS that are widely used in business from the small entrepreneur to the large bureaucratic organizations.
Microsoft word is a component of the Microsoft Office system; however, it is also sold as a standalone product or included in Microsoft Works Suite. Beginning with the 2003 version, the branding was revised to emphasize Word's identity as a component within the Office suite: Microsoft began calling it Microsoft Office Word instead of merely Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Office Word helps create and share their professional-looking content by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with an easy to use interface.
The following link provides a detailed overview of Microsoft Office, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA101656411033.aspx
Microsoft Excel allows the user to analyze, share and manage information to make informed decisions and can be purchased online at the following website: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/default.aspx. Regular updates are available as well as a user friendly HELP database. Following is the most current updates for editing cells found in Microsoft Excel.
A free alternative to Microsoft Excel is OpenOffice.org's Calc.