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I am going to see what sort of ICT help a business to run successfully in order to do this I will have to know the different types of ICT used within a business and how each department copes with ICT

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Task 1 For my unit 5 coursework I am going to see what sort of ICT help a business to run successfully in order to do this I will have to know the different types of ICT used within a business and how each department copes with ICT. ICT in a business is all about processing, storing, displaying and communicating information so within a business there are different types of ICT used for different tasks and departments and here are some examples: - The business uses these types of ICT because the business is benefited by using them here are some examples why the business uses these types of ICT: - * Advertisements - The business advertises on websites for several reasons. The business can advertise their products worldwide. The Internet is open 24/7 so customers can shop without leaving their homes and they can shop any time of the day. Customers can register online and the business can take the data and store it on computers. * Stock control - Stock control is also done over ICT the machine that checks the stock has got some data stored in so if any stock is gone missing within the business then the stock control will show what item is missing and how many. * Payment system - The payment system is also handled over computering because for security reasons so none of the money within the cashing tills goes missing. So on the tills every staff has got there own security code so they get logged on to the tills so every time the staff logs onto the cashing tills it is recorded into the data system. ...read more.

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seconds and a fast and accurate service is provided when using computers for example millions of people around the world use Internet banking every hour and required changes are made in the bank records, which are done accurately. * They are very accurate - Computer only do what they are programmed to do so if the programme is accurate then the computer will give out what it is expected to do. For example if computer are suppose to weigh the amount of ingredients used in cooking then the ingredients that are programmed will be 100% accurate. * Computers can work for 24/7 - You can use the computers any time you want you can even use it for straight forwards hours without switching it off because the computers do not need any rest and by doing so the productivity of the business can increase. * Computers can store large amount of work in a small space - The information will be very difficult to retrieve if there was a lot of paper work and no computer system so this is a benefit to the business because the business can save a lot of space around the working environment and fit a lot of information into the computer storage. Reduced waste. A range of waste is cut out because of the use of ICT in modern businesses these wastes include: - * Time - ICT saves time because of the range of operations, which include: - * Accessing records from a database. ...read more.

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However this system has got one disadvantage and this is a problem within the organisation because the organisation has to balance two systems at once, which can cause a huge strain on personnel. Staggered introduction. This system is very useful for the organisation because the organisation hires employees that have certain qualifications to take this system under procedures. The organisation also introduces the different systems one at a time. Then evaluate the systems as they go along for example the organisation introduces one system then evaluates if the feedback is positive then the organisation introduces the next system. Staggered introduction also breaks down tasks into smaller activities that can be implemented separately for example some customers accounts can be placed on the new system and the rest of the accounts remain on the old system. Pilot conversion. Pilot conversion is using the new system in different parts of the organisation first to see the affects on customers and see if the organisation is getting improved this way the new technology can be evaluated properly. Training and support systems in crossover period. Training For the new technology for the staff is very critical so the staff can overcome any problem in the organisation. The introduction of any new system requires some updated skills. The organisation may produce a training programme to show the staff so they are aware of how the system works. Unit 5: - ICT provision in a business. Name: Saila Hanif Centre number: 22321 Candidate number: 2530 Page: 3 - 49 ...read more.

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