Jammie T. Jackson

How is office automation and group collaboration software used in my work environment?

Computer and Information Processing CIS/319
University of Phoenix
Heather Dougherty
November 3, 2007

I am a member of the Louisiana Air National Guard 159th Fighter Wing. I’ve been in this Squadron for eight and a half years. This squadron is broken off into units.   For example, my unit is Security Forces, which is another name for military police. In addition to my unit, we have communication, aircraft maintenance, medical, and so on. Some of our application software consists of Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel. Some of the group ware consists of Microsoft office Outlook and Microsoft Office Share Point.
      As mentioned before one of the application software used is Word which is used for a number of things. One usage would be writing letters that could be sent and viewed by other units. If a troop’s behavior or actions does not meet the Air Force standards, then disciplinary actions are taking towards the troop. The documents the troop could receive are a LOC which is a Letter of Counseling or a LOR which is a Letter of Reprimand. Two documents that can affect a troop when it is time for promotion.
      The advantages of Microsoft Office Word are that it features many tools for editing text like, bullets and numbering, alignment, and paragraphs. It also includes a selection of different languages and fonts. In addition, it gives the person using the program the option of adding clip art onto there document. In my opinion, this is a wonderful program and there are no disadvantages that I could find or think of.
      Another application software used by my squadron is Microsoft Office Excel. This software is mainly used to keep things organized. For example, I’m assigned with a task of ensuring all troops in my unit complete an annual training. I would type in one of the columns the troop’s names. Then type...