Read Chapters 3 and 4 in your textbook(find in attachments).
Respond to the following prompts and questions:
Discuss the interaction of application software with a computer’s hardware and operating system. How does the operating system act as a moderator between hardware and application software? Discuss what functions the operating system provides to the application software.
How have mobile devices changed productivity in organizations? Provide two examples of positive outcomes for using mobile devices and two potential negative outcomes you can see in mobile use.
Compare proprietary software, open-source applications, and software as a service, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
What new trends interest you the most or seem the most useful in your workplace?
Your initial post should be at least 300 words and supported with at least three references, especially for points 2, 3, and 4.