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BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA In BUSINESS Setting up an Administration System The main purposes of an Administration process for Sainsbury A system administrator or sysadmin is a person employed to maintain, and operate a computer system or network for a company or other organisation. System administrators are often members of an information technology department. The duties of a system administrator are wide-ranging, and vary widely from one organisation to another. Sysadmins are usually charged with installing, supporting, maintaining servers or other computers systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems. Other duties may include scripting or light programming, project management for systems related projects, supervising or training computer operators, and being the equivalent of a handyman for computer problems beyond the knowledge of technical support staff. The subject matter of systems administration includes computer systems and the ways people use them in an organisations. This entails knowledge of operating systems and applications, as well as hardware and software troubleshooting, but also knowledge of the purposes for which people in the organisation use the computers. A system administrator's responsibilities typically include: * Morning checks of systems/software * Performing backups of data * Applying operating systems updates, and configuration changes. * Installing and configuring new hardware/software. * Adding/deleting/creating/modifying user accounts information, resetting passwords etc. * Answering technical queries * Responsibility for security and responsibility for documenting the configuration of the system. * Troubleshooting any reported problems * Keeping the network up and running In larger organisation, some of these tasks listed above may be divided among different system administrator or members of different organisational groups. ...read more.


The use of administration in a particular event will help you because it makes the day-to-day tasks of your business work perfectly. In order for your event to be successful these are the things you should consider: Equipment, venue, location and catering. Plan ahead and reserve the facilities that you might use e.g. typical programmes for routine events, limits of own role in organisation etc. There can be alternative arrangements for this event e.g. distribution of preparatory and supporting documents. For instance, agenda, effective consultation and planning, time required for advance notice or bookings, need for clear and accurate communication, informing of alternations and changes, organisation appropriate venues, familiarising delegates with venue emergency procedures and provision of appropriate materials and refreshments. All these types of administrative preparation are extremely essential for the success of not only your business but all businesses. This is a database created in Microsoft Access. It has all the details of what customers have ordered for their upcoming events. This is the second database that I made with all the amendments in it. I have made changes in this database according to customers wants and needs for their events. Purpose of Database The term or expression database originated within the computer industry. Although its meaning has been broadened by popular use, even to include non-electronic databases, this article takes a more technical perspective towards the topic. A possible definition is that database is structured collection of records or data which is stored in a computer so that a program can consult it answer queries. ...read more.


Once your computer has been affected by virus it can do all sorts of things e.g. delete some of your documents, upload more viruses, move your documents in a different folder etc. Likewise, if your computer has been hacked by someone, they can do same things and even worse read all your confidential documents which in the worst case scenario put any company in a critical stage. This will cost a lot of money to repair the computer by specialists, so like they say prevention is better than cure! This is why it is highly important to make sure that your computer has a firewall installed and you make copies of every database that you create and save it as a backup file as well in different folders. For instance, a company like Electronic Arts (EA) would need such a programme to keep all hackers/viruses out of their system. If EA doest have an anti-virus programme installed on their computers than hackers/viruses can find their way in to their documents very easily, and for a company who doesn't need anything such as unwanted documents are shredded or deleted as soon as possible so their confidential details don't leak outside the company, therefore in the worst case scenario if the hacker has entered into your documents then they can read all your ideas for the upcoming games and tell your competitors about it or do something to destroy those ideas etc. Therefore installing anti-virus software will be very effective and provide you with a standard security for your confidential documents. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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