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How Technolgy effects some in the work place

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This report covers four technologies that are used in the work place by Chris Banks and how it affects his working style. Chris Banks is a warehouse manager on a manufacturing site. The company that he works for has many sites across the world. His job is to control stock shipments between the sites and customers. I have highlighted below all the technologies Chris Banks uses regularly. Categories of Technologies Internet eg Email, www, chat rooms Internet Technologies eg Modem, ISDN, ASDL, Broadband Communication eg Mobile phone, video phone, video conferencing, information points, Net meetings Entertainment eg Games console, digital TV, MP3 player, media station Mobile eg Laptop, PDA, wi-fi Access Device eg Touch screen, switch, keyboard, concept remote controls, hearing aid PC Technology eg Software, hardware Data Capture eg Digital camera, voice recorder, scanner, CCTV, CAD systems Control and Monitoring eg Burglar alarm, CCTV, GPS, central heating control Storage media eg DBD, minidisk, servers, Financial Transactions eg ATM, EPOS Reprographics eg Photocopier, microfiche Intranet Specifications Industrial Broadband Telephone/Network line Mouse Keyboard The intranet is a software programme that is similar to the Internet and is accessed via the Internet but is used within the company systems and is not available to people outside the company. It is a system that is sectioned off into different departments, these are Administration, engineering, information technology, sales and marketing and operations. ...read more.

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In the past Chris would have to spend time making telephone calls and he would miss parts of important conversation points because he has a very short concentration time. Chris used to spend valuable time walking around trying to find information. Chris would of spent a lot of time writing out tasks. Chris's working style using Email has changed for the better because he can now organise his work using his inbox on his Email to arrange Emails as tasks. He has included on Emails that he can spend time reading over and properly understanding the content of the Email. Chris's working style is now more organised, planned, thorough and desk based. Evaluation Chris had a need for a better organising system for his daily routines; Email fulfils his needs in many ways. His daily routines are now done much faster because he can Email instead of sending things by post or fax. He can now organise his Emails in to tasks that need to be completed. The calendar system sets up pop up reminders so Chris is more organised. Now Chris is more organised and better informed he can plan his workload better. This piece of ICT technology is used by Chris for work related use. It can also be used for personal use when working at home. ...read more.

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* It can be difficult to use * Many computers are needed * Company becomes reliant on computer system, so when it doesn't work the company has restricted information flow * ICT specialists are needed to maintain the system * Upgrades are needed and are difficult to put in How this ICT has affected Chris's working style It has affected Chris's working style because he now has more time available because the system can gather information and generate reports automatically. In the past Chris has spent a lot of time gathering information manually, the system now does this. This system has given Chris more time to make sure that he can have more time to work effectively because the system does all the boring repetitive tasks. Evaluation Chris needs a system that gathers information in to report forms. The SMS system fulfils this need giving him more time to work on other projects. Now that Chris can find information more easily he saves time and effort instead of looking through filing cabinets. Summary Now I have looked at all Chris's ICT systems I can see that ICT makes his working life a lot easier and he now has more time to do other things in his work. It is clear that all these technologies are linked to each other. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adam Banks 06/05/2007 - 1 -14 ...read more.

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