Students need to understand:
  • utility system software:
    • encryption software
    • defragmentation
    • data compression
    • the role and methods of backup:
      • full
      • incremental

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science:  
Page 185 Section "Utility systems software".
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 47. Section "Utility softwarewhich continues right through to Page 49.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition): 
Page 38. Section "Utility softwarewhich continues right through to Page 42.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012): 
Page 51. Section "Utility programswhich continues right through to Page 54.
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition) 
Page 49 - R25. "Utility softwareUtility softwareUtility software"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 94. Section "Utility softwarewhich continues right through to "Backing up data" on Page 98.

Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: Page 7 Utilities
Cambridge MOOC: Section 28: Utility systems software
Wikipedia: Utility softwareEncryptionDefragmentationData compressionBackup softwareIncremental backups (6 articles)
Simple Wikipedia: Utility software
Teach-ICT:  Utility software


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