Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

office automationShort for office automation, OA is the computer hardware and software that creates, stores, edits, and processes office information to accomplish tasks. Its purpose is to make work easier and more efficient. A term popularized in the 1970s and 1980s with the implementation of the desktop computer, office automation is largely achieved over a local area network.

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