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Computer software - the basics

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What does this involve?

The right computer software can enable efficiencies throughout a business. Select the correct packages and your software could allow you to automate routine tasks, improve customer service and help staff work more efficiently. Learn more about the basics of computer software in this Business Gateway guide.
The free guide looks at types of computer software and how to settle upon what you need. Open source software can often be downloaded for free, for instance, and there is also the option to create your own bespoke software. Licensing is touched upon, and the guide examines software installation, activation and upgrades, plus after-sales support.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland, at any stage in its life cycle.

How long does this take?

Take 10 minutes to read Business Gateway’s guide to the basics of computer software.

Important information

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Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to read more about the basics of computer software. 

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