AS and A Level: ICT in Business

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    Outline electronic and non-electronic methods for communicating business information using examples for different types of audiences

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    Finally audios should be played so people who are blind can understand what is going on. Readability It is important to know who your audience are, this is looking at younger or older people. Younger people may prefer to have simple language than something that is difficult to understand, but older people may understand the language of technical terms, phrases and jargons. Interest Most people lose interest so it important to get key points across quickly and explain the topic that is related to the audience.

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  2. Marked by a teacher

    business online

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    Amazon operate a hug market, that leads to customers spending billions each year on books, music, DVDs, software, PC & video games and electronics. As they provide an excellent service more and more clients are shopping with Amazon. The reason why Amazon is superior to its revels is because Amazon offers its customers with the latest technology and world-class fulfillment capabilities. Ownership - another why Amazon is so successful at what they do is that they claim to think like the owners, they claim that their employees have a stake at their success in this business.

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  3. Marked by a teacher

    Unit 4 Business Studies

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    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebusiness As part of the assessment criteria for this unit I intend to do: (A) Compare the two websites that I have chosen to do compare and evaluate. I will also talk about how the use of the internet meets the aims and objectives which the business has set themselves. (B) I will also produce an evaluation for one of the two businesses and a key improvement which I think the business should be taken on. (C) I will also talk about the factors which influence the business to make use of a website. (D)

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  4. Marked by a teacher

    Analyse different types of business information and their sources. Examples from Drayton Manor

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    in the business but the disadvantage is if Drayton Manor makes decisions about the improvement of the theme park without the employee's knowledge then this can lead for the employee to resign the job. The disadvantage of using verbal information is that it's not always possible for Drayton Manor to meet in person because with the constraints of time and budgets in business. Written information: Writing is the use of physical symbols to represent words. Words are the sounds that make up speech.

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    Evaluate if a car manufacturer and a carpenter need ICT to succeed.

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    Whether or not switching to robots is a success will depend on how quickly the company can replace the money spent on buying/building the robots in the first place. It also depends on how much the robots cost to run and whether or not they are really efficient. A carpenter could use robots in the same way. Robots can carve etc. wood more efficiently than a human can. This would mean the company could increase its output. However the disadvantages of using a robot in this situation is that if the robot was programmed incorrectly, or broke down during a

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  6. Marked by a teacher

    Baltimore Royale Suites.

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    locally and nationally * No kitchenettes External threats * Other hotels or units that offer similar service with the competitive price or even at the lower level * Down falling economy 2.2 Preliminary Assessment of Market Conditions This section records preliminary observations on the market advantages and disadvantages of an all-suite hotel. Advantages: * Rooms are 500 to 800 square feet compared to traditional hotel rooms which are 300 to 400 square feet * Privacy * Business people can conduct small meetings in there hotel rooms * Convenient because it's located near the business district and near tourist attractions Disadvantages:

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  7. Peer reviewed

    'E-commerce'

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    The Internet opens up the customer base widely, allowing many customers the opportunity to view their product. First, businesses can communicate with customers easily. The business can receive and send e-mails from/to customers. This allows customers to quickly get in contact with the business. This can also be done to suppliers is well. This means that the business will forge closer relationships with customers and suppliers. In addition, e-commerce allows customers to look at the businesses products from their home. This means that customers will be able to look or buy the product at any time rather than only when they go shopping.

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    ICT in Business

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    Amazon was launched in 2000 and has taken on alliances such as 'Cars Direct', 'drugstore.com' and 'wireless phones.com' which has a connecting link to other British retail stores online. By Amazon and eBay using e commerce as source of British Retail it will enable consumers to access products a lot faster which will save time as opposed to going out and physically going to have to buy them. The benefits of using ICT within this specific area of British Retailing will enable customers to see the new ranges of products and services in which eBay and Amazon are offering.

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  9. of the trading and profit and loss account and the balance sheet of Alumwell Motors Ltd

    http://management.about.com/cs/generalmanagement/g/costofsales.htm Own words description of sales and cost of sales Sales and cost of sale is the cost the business sells and purchases the product from the suppliers. The cost of sales will include the cost of stock Alumwell Motor's buy for resale. The Components of raw materials to make the business product, labour to produce the product, the machine the business needs to hire and the small tools and other production costs Alumwell Motors motors will spend. Gross profit When you create your profit and loss account, you deduct your cost of sales from your overall sales, or turnover, to arrive at your gross profit.

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  10. Analyse how a selected website (Tescos) has been designed to meet the requirements of its target audience.

    content Tesco have focused on website usability issues to create a site that is user-friendly and simple to navigate. Tesco have placed their navigational links in separate frames so they are visible at all times whilst scrolling around the main text area. This technique enables the customer to see where they are in the site at any time. The site makes it simpler to browse by having categorised their products into separate sections. Shoppers are able to browse the shop online, adding products to their online shopping baskets and then go to the checkout to pay by debit/credit card/Tesco Clubcard.

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  11. The use of IT in business. talk about the hardware that is used at Barton hill company. This can include computer components as well as peripherals.

    Here is some of the main hardware that connected to the motherboard, CPU, RAM, Modem, sound card, graphic card and USB ports. The most important component on the motherboard is the chipset. Different motherboards support processors from different manufacturers. Some of them support only Intel CPUs and the rest support AMD. Each motherboard would have different CPUs sockets according to the various grades of CPUs. RAM RAM stand for random access memory. The RAM is the memory that makes the computers faster and it runs the files.

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  12. Free essay

    Business and Computers. this report examines the effect of computers on the business world and on peoples daily lives

    Who hasn't heard of IBM? 9.[P] This is the fifth largest industrial corporation in America and the world's biggest computer manufacturer. 10.[S] To a large degree, IBM is the computer industry, and almost every other computer company in the world swims in its ocean. 11.[SS] IBM commands about 40 percent of the international computer market, producing approximately three fourths of all medium and large-size computers and one fourth of all personal computers. 12.[SSS] With the invention of "intelligent" computers, IBM was about to enter an era of success that has not stopped since.

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  13. 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.

    Spreadsheet A spreadsheet is a computer application that simulates a paper worksheet. It displays multiple cells that together make up a grid consisting of rows and columns, each cell containing either alphanumeric text or numeric values. A spreadsheet cell may alternatively contain a formula that defines how the contents of that cell is to be calculated from the contents of any other cell (or combination of cells) each time any cell is updated. Spreadsheets are frequently used for financial information because of their ability to re-calculate the entire sheet automatically after a change to a single cell is made.

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  14. Implementation of ATMS at SBI. Banks in India are looking at deploying biometric ATMs targeted to reach the unbanked population in rural India. Using thumbprint and voice guidance

    Moreover, these new features permitted upgradation of ATMs as and when new technology emerged. * Fourth Generation ATMs In this phase, the ATMs graduated to systems based on PCs and OS/2. This enabled ATMs to take full advantage of developments in PC hardware, like improved processing power, larger memory and high performance - high capacity disk drives. Consequently, ATMs could support a wide range of services. During this period, deployment of ATMs gained momentum and banks in advanced countries necessarily provided ATMs to their customers, both on-site and off-site.

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  15. Electronic and non-electronic methods for communicating business information

    Finally audios should be played for people who are visually impaired or blind. Readability It is important to know who your audiences are, this is looking at younger or older people. Younger people may prefer to have simple language than something that is difficult to understand, but older people may understand the language of technical terms and phrases. Interest Most people lose interest so it important to get key points across quickly and explain the topic that is related to the audience. Sometimes to be humorous can help to maintain interest but if no body laughs at your joke then it will put the audience off, so it is important to know when to be funny.

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  16. Apple must follow many policies to keep information safe and secure from system failure and hackers. They will need to employee people to work in a security department where they keep internal and external information safe.

    Explain using the table below why your organisation may need to follow these particular policies and procedures. Policy/Procedure Why would your organisation require this policy/procedure? ? Security of Information Information security as a company is protecting internal information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, , inspection, recording or destruction from an external source that does not have the right to do so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_security Apple as a company will need to keep their information secure from all threats. Apple will store its own personal information as a company such as designs and ideas. It is important to secure these as losing them to another company or the public could cause major losses.

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  17. Bitm Data architecture. In my data architecture map I have included 3 laptops, 1 per manager each protected with their own password unique to each specific user. Also included are 2 personal office computers which all 3of the managers have access to.

    * All costs are calculated and processed and sent to the secondary office pc. Manufacturing Manager's laptop * Costs of raw materials received from purchasing laptop via email and then processed to calculate the production cost per unit. * Laptop is connected to Office pc 1daily via usb cable to check ink levels, error codes if present and output. * Any maintenance invoices are entered into spreadsheets and sent via email to purchasing manager. Sales Manager's Laptop * Data from potential customers is entered into database with current customer data and is then processed.

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  18. Communication and Presentation Techniques

    It helps us to manage our contacts, send mails quickly, maintain our mail history, store the required information, etc. * Speed: The e-mail is delivered instantly, anywhere across the globe. No other service matches the e-mail in terms of speed. * Easy to prioritize: Since the mails have subject lines, it is easy to prioritize them and ignore unwanted mails. * Reliable and secure: Constant efforts are being taken to improve the security in electronic mails. Thus making it one of the secured ways of communication.

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  19. The company which I chose to talk about is BMW, I will talk about their website, TV advertising and e-mails sent by the company to their customers or subscribers. I will extract information from each source and talk about the legislation in relation to th

    In order to protect such images and features a number of legislations have been put in place. One of those legislations is called the electronic commerce regulations of 2002. The Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 came into force on 21 August 2002 and seeks to promote e-business and help build consumer confidence and protection. The regulation applies to those who provide and receive online based services. The regulation does not apply to a number of areas including taxation, particularly VAT, agreements, betting, gaming or lotteries. What are the key features of the Regulations? Establishment of Service Providers The Regulations seek to liberalize the provision of online services in two key ways, they require UK-established service providers to comply

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  20. Free essay

    Internet and business

    Amazon is just like a store - except that it's online and the "sellers" can be any Amazon user. So it's purpose is to put all these sellers and buyers into one place so they don't have to search for items they want on Google or a specific - they can just go on Amazon, choose the cheapest price for the item they want, and order it. It's definitely got 99.9% of all retail items listed - which include Books, Movies, Music, Games, Computer stuff, Electronics, Toys, Clothing, Jewellery, and a billion other different things. In order Amazon to get a supplier for example to get a publisher to sells books, Amazon would have to use the internet to

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  21. Describe the main physical and technological resources that need to be considered in the running of KFC.

    In KFC there are machines to pour cold drink into cups also hot coffees. There are also machines which help the staff member to cook the food quickly. Also there is some cleaning which the staffs use to clean the food before cooking it. Premises KFC has premises that are all over the nation. These premises allow KFC to sell products. They also have headquarters which consist of tower blocks, offices all around the world. The building have people working that find the costumer need and fulfils the needs. KFC have lot of different premises which they can use to make the company make more successful.

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  22. Describe how a selected business manages its human resources

    If an organisation has no directors then it would be hard for an organisation to succeed because there would be no one to direct the managers. But however KFC has directors which direct the managers. The director of an organisation is on highest position in a company. Manager Mangers are employees that work in shop floor and check if every thing is going smoothly.

    • Length: 489 words
  23. Free essay

    In this assignment I am going explain how the gathered information by Newham sports centre can be used for many specific tasks in the organisation.

    Advertising on the internet or on leaflets will attract more consumers. Analysis To be effective, sports club managers must understand their own data. They must be to look at tables or charts of performance data and be able to explain any anomalous values (these are values that are unusual and not expected). For example a chart for the sports club to display the staff on annual leave means efficiency in the sports club will be affected, the sports club will run less efficiently. Or for example any profit making business like Newham sport club could produce a chart every week or two, to see if they are making any profit or if they are losing profit.

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  24. In this assignment I am going to produce two tables which detail you all the electronic and non-electronic methods of communication available to a business.

    Accessibility: You should consider the need to adapt your written communications or presentation materials to make them more accessible to your audience. There are different issues to consider when preparing verbal presentations for example; some individuals may have special needs that you should be aware of. You may need to adapt the environment so that those with special needs sit in appropriate positions in the room. For the people that are blind we have to produce a written document with the accessibility of brail writing and for the people who suffer from dyslexia we have to put some pictures and colours in their presentation so that it easy for them to interpret and understand the information.

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  25. Investigating electronic Business

    If the item sells, you are also charged a Fee. The total cost of selling an item is the Insertion Fee plus the Final Value Fee. EBay also charges roughly 12p for adding more pictures of the product you are selling. The company's current business strategy includes increasing revenue by increasing international trade within the eBay system. * Attracting new staff EBay attracts new staff by providing good customer service, so that the website is memorable and encouraging people to visit the website again. They attract new staff by advertising on the website, and they provide information on whether they have any vacancies available or not.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world." Discuss and evaluate this claim.

    "In conclusion, each individual in this universe perceives things differently because everyone has different capabilities in their senses on how they can interpret things using their senses. In order to understand and find out how things really are in this world, we have to be able to differentiate with our minds what is right from what is wrong, meaning what is real and what is deceiving. We must recognize what information we are gathering and how we interpret them within our minds, whether we want to reduce the amount of information that is given to us or whether we want to overcrowd our brain with unnecessary information. Our senses can clearly deceive and trick us (optical illusions or hallucinations), but when a person is experienced and know how to differentiate reality and fantasy, then they are considered to be open minded and will know how things really are in our universe and how we perceive things. "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern." William Blake (1757 - 1827)"

  • Some managers believe the most effective means of increasing productivity in a business is to increase the wage of the employees. Discuss this view.

    "In conclusion, increasing the wages of employees can be effective in increasing productivity but may not be the most efficient method as it can have its problems and drawbacks therefore other methods should be considered by a business wanting to increase productivity. In my opinion I think that both financial and non-financial techniques should be used side by side to increase the productivity levels of a business and if a business is seriously looking into increasing their productivity by large amounts it should look into escalating productivity through its capital. Claire Newby, Business Studies."

  • This report will compare two standard business documents from three business organisations.

    "Final conclusion. 12 Good points 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 Improvements 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 Introduction. 2 Layout 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 Low Fell Removals -Business card. 3 Low Fell Removals letterhead 10 Target audience 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 The purpose 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 The target audience. 5 Use of language 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10"

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