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ICT can help a business in many ways whether it is just to type letters, send e-mails and draw up spreadsheets or to keep a record of your customers.

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How ICT assists a business ICT has become a modern day thing. Businesses everywhere are using it. Not a lot of businesses today run without the use of ICT all though there is the occasional business that doesn't use it. ICT can help a business in many ways whether it is just to type letters, send e-mails and draw up spreadsheets or to keep a record of your customers. Some businesses like Tesco use it to restock their products. For example when customers buy a can of beans and take it to the till the can is scanned not just for the price but it is also been took of the stock to show how many more cans are left. When it reaches a certain number of beans that are left the computer will automatically send an order for more stock of beans. Even though there are a number of advantages to using ICT there are some drawbacks. It is expensive especially if the business is big. Not only is it expensive to buy it is expensive to fix if it happens to break down. If the computer in Tesco breaks down it might not be noticed and they will run out of stock. It's also expensive because it changes through time and every time a system changes staff may need to go to training which doesn't only cost money but time as well. ...read more.

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Most are powerful systems consisting of one or more programs that can produce any arbitrary combination of images, graphics and text, the latter handled with type-setting capability. Microsoft Word is the most widely used computer word processing system My partners and I used word processing to do our business plan at the start of the year when we were just starting are business. E-mail E-mail or Electronic mail is a method of creating, transmitting, or storing primarily text-based human communications with digital communications systems. Historically, a variety of electronic mail system designs evolved that were often incompatible or not interoperable. With the proliferation of the Internet since the early 1980s, however, the standardization efforts of Internet architects succeeded in promulgating a single standard based on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol first published as Internet Standard in 1982. Modern e-mail systems are based on a store-and-forward model in which e-mail computer server systems, accept, forward, or store messages on behalf of users, who only connect to the e-mail infrastructure with their personal computer or other network-enabled device for the duration of message transmission or retrieval to or from their designated server. Rarely is e-mail transmitted directly from one user's device to another's. While, originally, e-mail consisted only of text messages composed in the ASCII character set, virtually any media format can be sent today, including attachments of audio and video clips. Advantages � Messages can be sent all around the world in a click of a button. ...read more.

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Almost all big retailers have electronic commerce presence on the internet. Electronic commerce that is conducted between businesses is referred to as business-to-business or B2B. B2B can be open to all interested parties or limited to specific, pre-qualified participants. Electronic commerce that is conducted between businesses and consumers, on the other hand, is referred to as business-to-consumer or B2C. This is the type of electronic commerce conducted by companies such as Amazon.com. Electronic commerce is generally considered to be the sales aspect of e-business. It also consists of the exchange of data to facilitate the financing and payment aspects of the business transactions. E-commerce is becoming more popular today because people don't have to go out and look for the stuff they can search for it in the comfort of their own home. They don't have to go out and buy it they just send for it and it gets delivered to their door. Also sometimes you can get things cheaper online. Advantages � Customers don't have to leave their homes to buy products. � Products are delivered to the customer's door so they don't have to carry them home. � In can sometimes be cheaper to buy online. � There is a wider range. Disadvantages � The customer has to have the internet. � Can take a couple of day for product to be delivered. � Can sometimes be a fee for delivery. � Product might get lost in the post ...read more.

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