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Different Purposes for which an Organisation uses ICT.

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Different Purposes for which an Organisation uses ICT Organisations use ICT in many different ways and it is a valuable asset to companies as it allows various tasks to be completed quicker, also communication is made easier as e-mail allows letters, pictures, drawings and messages to be sent within seconds or minutes as opposed to days by the regular postal service. Those are very brief descriptions of a small amount of uses that organisations have for ICT, here is a more in depth look at the uses of ICT in organizations. Communication Communication is a major factor of ICT usage by companies and organizations. It is vital for companies to be able to send and receive up to date information swiftly. A major part of this comes through the use of e-mail (electronic mail); this is basically a modern day version of the postal service and allows the sending and receiving of documents all around the world to take place within seconds or minutes as opposed to days, which is a major key to success in most modern day businesses. ...read more.

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Security The use of ICT allows for greater security measures to be put in place. When sending and receiving e-mails security is a vital thing. Without the proper security precautions the e-mails and messages being sent across the companies network are insecure, this allows people to hack into the system and gain information being sent and read important or confidential information. Also without proper security precautions it allows for unauthorised access to the companies network and people are able to gain information and/or upload viruses onto the network to stop the network from functioning properly. Companies usually have software installed to create a barrier like a firewall to protect against these sort of problems occurring. Viruses also are a big thing companies need to avoid, without the proper protection they can wreak havoc on the companies network and ICT systems. All it takes is for one computer in the network to contract a virus from opening an e-mail and it is able to spread across the network form computer to computer and eventually the entire network will become infected. ...read more.

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This may mean that there will be a requirement for a small amount of supervision of the machinery and computer system by an operator. One of the upsides to having computer systems running machinery is that fault finding is made easier by the computer, as it enables the operator to pin point the problem and rectify it. It is also possible to find times and dates of problems which have occurred with the machinery and this allows the company to produce a better downtime analysis therefore creating a better maintenance programme and more efficient machinery. Conclusion In conclusion ICT is very helpful to organisations as it makes many tasks and jobs a lot easier. They can be done using a computer or other forms of ICT as opposed to doing them manually. There are also many downsides to using ICT as well due to an increase in security risks as it makes it easier for information to be leaked or stolen from a computer network. Also viruses become a huge risk for companies, but as long as the proper precautions are taken to ensure that everything will run smoothly it gives the company a very versatile and helpful tool to work with. ...read more.

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