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Illustrate the information flow between different functional areas and explain the issues related to the use of information

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Illustrate the information flow between different functional areas and explain the issues related to the use of information Sources of information Sales ? sales will be involved with seeing what products they have sold. This is organised by many different categories. Firstly, the product and product group will be identified; from this they can see what product Purchasing ? Purchasing is The activity of acquiring goods or services to accomplish the goals of an organization. Manufacturing ? The manufacturing department are in charge of making a product from raw materials. Marketing ? Marketing is about communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers or consumers for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand. They may have campaigns to get the businesses products well known or rebrand the business. ...read more.


Across ? Across flow is when information is passed between different parts of the business so they can work together to achieve goals and objectives. External Information Flow Information also flows out of an organisation. Organisations will provide information to their customers which may be targeted to individual customers (for instance, a bank statement), a group of customers (such as a council?s report on its performance) or to all customers (such as a Plc annual report). Data Protection Act 1998 The data protection act ensures that personal information is handled correctly. Anyone who gives personal information has to register with the data protection act and comply with eight values. Doing this makes sure information is fair and lawfully processed, processed for limited purposes, relevant, up to data and accurate, not kept for longer than needed, secure and lastly, information cannot be transferred to other countries without protection. ...read more.


It will also include the use of internet. Inappropriate websites will be banned and there will be strict rules on. Codes of practice Many businesses have a code of practice to make it clear what uses can be made of their computing facilities. A code of practice will define which private use of the computer system is permitted. For example, an Item included on the code of practice is email. Threatening, spamming or harassing emails will be banned. In addition, use of the internet is included. Inappropriate websites will be banned and if a company has their own websites only certain people can post on it. Lastly, whistle blowing will be included in the code of practice. A whistle-blower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, dishonest, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. The code of practice will protect computer users who draw management attention for misusing the system. ...read more.

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