Computer Software to Avoid for your Business

Some software applications can present problems for your computer system.  These high tech geeks design the software to do phenomenal things, but they don't consider that the application needs to be user-friendly to man and the computer.  Instead, it requires a great deal of computer memory to operate and skills that most of us don't poses.

The techie software is easy to spot on the consumers market.

  • It's never sold in a retail store
  • It's sold online and often not associated to Microsoft
  • It's marketed to corporations
  • It requires the purchaser to spend thousands of dollars
  • It requires more than one user license

As a new business owner, it's best that you avoid the added cost and time to upscale your business.  Instead, research the software programs offered at Microsoft.  Microsoft meets the same high standards with less expense.  The programs take minimal time to learn and are easy to implement with the same benefits.

Other Things to Avoid

  • Avoid Pirate Software: Software copied or "bootlegged" is referred to as pirate software.  Only the purchaser has legal rights to it and the manufacturer owns publishing rights to it.  Installing a software program that doesn't belong to you, in other words you haven't purchased the license for it, is illegal.  Your business should avoid doing this.
  • Avoid Instant Messengers:  Programs like MSN Instant Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and Yahoo Instant Messenger only cause problems and your business runs a risk.  It is very easy for someone to send you a computer virus, and if you are not prepared it could be fatal.  IM's also conflict with software programs like Microsoft Outlook 2000.
  • Avoid Adding Games:  When you are at the computer or an employee is at the computer they should be working and not playing.  Adding games only peeks someone's interest in results in them wasting valuable company time.  Some games also have a conflict with antivirus programs and lower versions of Office.
  • Avoid Operating Microsoft Works Suite 2003 and Word 2000 together:  Microsoft Works Suite 2003 already has the 2002 version of Word on it.  Installing both versions 2000 and 2002 will cause a conflict on your computer.

By the time, you figure out how to operate the software named above, you'll be gray, older, and ready to give up on your business.  Computer geeks really don't give it much thought when they design software applications.  They figure that if they know the pros and cons to how it works, everyone else should understand.

Software applications that take too much time to learn are also a no, no.  Your time is valuable.  At most, a software application should only take 5 hours to figure out.  If you are spending 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, working on learning, you should really reconsider.

Yes, there are software programs that you can learn at some continuing education course.  But be for warned!  These courses are expensive, time consuming, and not always user friendly. As a business owner, you want your employees to feel comfortable carrying out a task.

Information is for educational and informational purposes only and is not be interpreted as financial or legal advice. This does not represent a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any security. Please consult your financial advisor.