Advantages of Computers

Following are certain advantages of computers.

High Speed

·        Computer is a very fast device.
·        It is capable of performing calculation of very large amount of data.

·        The computer has units of speed in microsecond, nanosecond, and even the picosecond.
·        It can perform millions of calculations in a few seconds as compared to man who will spend many months to perform the same task.


·        In addition to being very fast, computers are very accurate.
·        The calculations are 100% error free.
·        Computers perform all jobs with 100% accuracy provided that the input is correct.

Storage Capability

·        Memory is a very important characteristic of computers.
·        A computer has much more storage capacity than human beings.
·        It can store large amount of data.
·        It can store any type of data such as images, videos, text, audio, etc.


·        Unlike human beings, a computer is free from monotony, tiredness, and lack of concentration.
·        It can work continuously without any error and boredom.
·        It can perform repeated tasks with the same speed and accuracy.


·        A computer is a reliable machine.
·        Modern electronic components have long lives.
·        Computers are designed to make maintenance easy.

Reduction in Paper Work and Cost

·        The use of computers for data processing in an organization leads to reduction in paper work and results in speeding up the process.
·      As data in electronic files can be retrieved as and when required, the problem of maintenance of large number of paper files gets reduced.
           Though the initial investment for installing a computer is high, it substantially reduces the cost of each of its transaction.

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