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ICT in the home.

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ICT in the home ICT in the home: introduction Who am I? I am an ICT consultant, and I am here to advise you and your family on the most suitable system for your home, and how to use it to the advantages on offer I will show you how to use the most up to date programmes and prove to you that you will benefit greatly from a new system and how easy it is to work. What am I going to do? I will advise you and sort out the easiest and most suitable system for you and your family to use and how to use each specific programme that you need. Task analysis: * Send out questionnaires to families * Research off the internet * Research in to different systems * Find out how the family use the system, what is it used for? * Find a suitable system for the family so that the entire family will benefit Aim of the project: * To allow family to fully understand how to use each programme * To show them the amount of information that is available out there! * To show them quicker ways of doing things * To show them that their kids can learn very many new things to do with school homework etc... Disadvantages to having a new system: * You may loose out financially * You may have got used to your old system and the way it worked and will find it hard to adapt to this new system * The older programmes may not be able to be installed on your new system therefore you will either be without the programme or will have to pay more money to buy the newer version. ...read more.

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Above is an example of the internet layout and a view of the google website. The internet also allows you to get in contact with people via email one of the newest way of contact. Email is a great way to pass on documents and share ideas and just basically keep in contact etc... The best email site on the web and the most used would have to be www.hotmail.com try it. Here is an example and how to use this site and email (on the following page) The net also offers many other opportunities e.g. online shopping or you could even complete a degree in a subject on the net and get a degree and be able to enter into different jobs etc... there is also many revision websites/tutorials available online. Connecting computers to the Internet. A modem is a device that allows you to connect and interact with other people on the net. One computer uses its modem to dial a phone number. At the other end of the line, another modem answers the call. The two modems then attempt to connect together. If they connect, due to both having the correct processing speeds etc... Internet service providers (ISPs) are network type things which provide the boundary like thing between computers, allowing data to flow between them regardless of their location. ISPs offer ways of connecting into the Internet's 'network of networks' After you have connected your modem you will need to then sign up to a network e.g. Yahoo, which just basically means that when you log onto the net Yahoo will be the website that appears on your screen you can then go on from there and search any site. ...read more.

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This can take much more time and means higher wage costs. * Proofreading data . This method involves somebody checking what is on the screen is the same as on the input document. How is data organized when it is stored in a computer? Read Only Memory (ROM) is computer memory that cannot be changed by a program or user. ROM retains its memory even after the computer is turned off. For example, ROM stores the instructions for the computer to start up when it is turned on again. Random Access Memory (RAM) is a fast temporary area where programs and data are stored whilst the computer is switched on. For example, when you load a word processing program it is loaded into RAM. Backing store - magnetic disks Magnetic disks are the most common backing storage medium. Magnetic disks include 3.5-inch portable floppy disks and also the hard disk drive fixed inside your computer. Floppy disks You can read data from and write data on to a floppy disk. Floppy disks can be moved between computers and usually store up to 1.44 Mb. They have three main uses: * to transfer small files of data from one machine to another * to back up important small files that are stored on your hard disk * to store restricted files that you don't want all other users of your computer seeing Hard disks or hard drives Hard disks have storage capacities thousands of times larger than floppy disks. Data can be transferred to and from a hard disk much more quickly than from a floppy disk. Your hard disk will be where you store: * the operating system * programs * the majority of your data files ?? ?? ?? ?? Kimberley Harrison Page 1 ...read more.

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