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429 AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication essays

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    Database Coursework on a Vehicle Rental System: Analysis

    5 star(s)

    On occasion, the business also serves the self-moving industry by providing them with large vehicles for transporting heavy items to new destinations, such as when people are moving house. The offices and garages of the business are situated in Portadown, and they have been providing a vehicle rental service to the town and surrounding areas since 1985. The business is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday, and it closes at 1pm on Fridays. On Saturdays it's open from 11am until 4pm, and it is closed on Sundays.

    • Length: 15099 words
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    E-Commerce Laws and Legislation - The Data Protection Act

    4 star(s)

    6. Processed in accordance with the âdata subjectâsâ (the individualâs) rights. 7. Securely kept. 8. Not transferred to any other country without adequate protection in situ. This has an impact on businesses because they must ensure anyone involved in collecting or accessing personal data is fully aware of the laws and legislations and they must be monitored to ensure the Act is being followed. If the Data Protection Act is breached in any way the Information Commissionerâs Office has the power to issue fines of up to £500,000 to small businesses. For many start-up companies this would be devastating.

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    Investigating a Transactional Website (www.latestdvd9.com)

    4 star(s)

    Structure and Navigation Site Structure The website is structured in a very simple way. From the main homepage there are the further five subpages, which you can see in the screenshot below. These pages are subordinated to the homepage. When going to a DVD, this opens a new page that shows only the DVD and its information. Using this navigation bar customers can mainly find out information about the purchase of DVDs or find the most popular DVDs of the week.

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    Compare and Contrast Major console platforms

    3 star(s)

    Another major console platform is Microsoftâs Xbox 360 these have features such as Xbox live Sky player and Zune. Zune is a film and music player where you can watch and listen to music from the internet. Sky player allows you to watch movies and programmes from sky on your Xbox without a Sky box. But you have to have a subscription to sky. And Xbox live is what allows you to play online with your friends on your Xbox although you have to pay for Xbox live it is better than PSN as there is more features and it hasnât been hacked so people know it is secure.

    • Length: 850 words
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    Assignment A: Analysis of Transactional Website

    3 star(s)

    There are several different navigation tools, this include a search box and a specific sports search. The drop down menu is about specific sports and allows the uses to pick specific sports and items to do with that sport. There is another Navigation bar on the main page (right) is used to link the user to specific sports related page. The tool bar also has the company's logo to remind the company where they are and what site they are on. Once the user has clicked on a specific sport on the navigation bar it takes the user to the sports homepage within the site its self (right).

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    Information Age

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    It has also given us information about the ticket fare and also includes various information, such as: ticket fare for pick up and off seasons, means to buy the ticket online. All the way through network rails website can get information about the tram services that goes around other big cities in the UK such as Birmingham, black pool, Croydon, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. Further more, if we need a fast journey it also provides information about the tube services in different areas around London such as: Docklands Light Railway Glasgow Subway ,Liverpool Underground London Underground ,and metro.

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    ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MOBILE PHONES

    3 star(s)

    Some of these advantages include: * To call different services in case of an emergency. * To contact people who may not have access to a landline. * To keep in touch with people regardless of where they are. * To send text, picture and video messages for various purposes. * They are getting cheaper. Many people own mobile phones (see Fig.1) as they have so many advantages. Below is a graph showing the results of a survey in the U.K. The 100 people who took part in this survey were asked, "Do you own a mobile phone?"

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    Compare the effectiveness of different transmission methods.

    so that it gets to the right location with a estimated time and they make sure that nothing goes wrong. Also the electromagnetic waves that the radio sends might be interfaced either the location been too far or a mountain thus inhabiting the radio signal to be sent or received. MICROWAVE: effectiveness of different transmission microwave is a wireless data transmission which enables information or data to travel through it using two methods, method 1 is a famous terrestrial method which uses two microwave transmission towers with a very clear line of sight and with no interfaces like mountains etc.

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    Online shopping. Online shopping is a great way for providers to promote their items internationally. Its very easily accessed to anyone around the world.

    Although it is very convenient for people who are less able to get out of the house they have access to the world wide shops right at their finger tips. Online shopping is a great way for providers to promote their items internationally. Its very easily accessed to anyone around the world. There is a lot more advantages for shopping online, it's a lot more convenient to some people for example not everyone has enough time to go out shopping.

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    There are 2 types of interfaces GUI (Graphic User Interface) and CLI (Command User Interface). More people used and still uses GUI this is because it is used at home, schools and also business.

    for the window, the start menu and folders that you are enable to click and anything that you can click is classed as a form of GUI. Windows I would say is the best example of an operating system that uses GUI. This is because everything that you can visualize on windows is a GUI.

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    Evaluation. In this unit of controlled assessment I have developed a website using multimedia software. The website provides guidance for new pupils starting secondary school.

    During the completion of the assessment, I ensured that I was constantly saving my files and producing back-up files. I did this by using a USB stick to save my work. It is important to make back-up copies of work, because if a file was to become corrupted or accidentally deleted, the back-up copy would be able to replace this. Description of the suitability and effectiveness of the features analysed At the beginning of the assignment, I analysed two existing websites; which was part of the research I carried out. The website I chose offered a variety of features, as a result I was able to analyse what made a website effective.

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    Social Implications of E-Commerce

    Twenty years ago location was the most important factor for businesses. Shops placed on busy streets had the highest flow of customers and therefore the highest profits. Similarly if there was only one butchers shop in a small town the owner would be guaranteed frequent repeat customers, regardless of price or quality, due to the lack of choice or information available to customers. With the popularisation of online shopping businesses can be extremely successful without ever having a high street presence.

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    I have been asked to create an ICT solution for a local events and promotions company called; EVDOP Live

    In comparison to various other security firms, ATMOS provide a relatively cheap cost of £60 per member of security used, compared with another company- BONNAFIDE Security- they charge £130 per member of staff. The company could not be run currently without a solid staff base there are 5 key members of staff at EVDOP live, they are; Peter Evans â Kerry Lindop -- Managing Directors of EVDOP Live Andrew Dufrain- Head of finance Ellis Redding- Head of administration James Whitmore- Head of marketing & Publicity Both Peter Evans and Kerry Lindop as managing directors tend not to take a predominately active role within the company.

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    Application Software

    DTP Packages also allow more versatile manipulation of graphics and text within a page. Modern DTP Packages also have a number of built in assistants to aid production of posters, greetings cards and banners etc. Presentation Software Examples include Microsoft PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org Impress and Lotus Freelance. Modern presentations tools allow the main points of a talk to be broken into a series of slides either by manually advancing it with the mouse or make it proceed automatically as they speak.

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    Ecommerce Case Study

    The ability to photocopy will allow the company to copy and information that they may need to keep, this could also be useful for customer service. I would ensure that Cuckoo Games was equipped with a modern printer with both a fax and photocopying function in order to help within the running of the business and providing invoices etc. for the customer. It will be essential that Cuckoo Games have a computer or computers that will be able to handle the tasks required by the company.

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  16. An Explanation Of The Impact Of The Availbility Of Electronic Information On Individuals And Society

    I will explain below how ICT is available for us all. Communicating to friends and different countries - Using the internet and an increase in mobile phones contacting people from other parts of the world has never been easier. Through social networking sites like www.myspace.com, www.bebo.com and www.facebook.com I can easily make fast contact with friends and arrange plans for the weekend, find out information like homework or coursework etc, and email websites like www.hotmail.com, www.yahoo.co.uk and www.aol.com. From a few clicks of a mouse my parents and I can instantly, send and receive emails.

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    Computer Crime

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    Botnets are created to be rented out for their combined computing power to send SPAM, host phishing sites, or sell fake anti-virus software (see appendix - figure 1 for scam estimates). (Peter Guerra 2009) New and emerging technologies and their impact on personal privacy protection I-Phone Released June 19, 2009, the Apple I-Phone 3GS, third generation , is a 'smart phone' with inbuilt GPS, voice recognition system, 156, 650 downloadable applets, touch screen, iPod and the list goes on (Wikipedia Contributors 2010).

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    One of the 15 largest law firms in the world, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, supports nearly 1400 lawyers in 15 cities around the world (Kirkland & Ellis, 2011). Hardware and software are used by most of the lawyers in the company and many more people who help su

    4 star(s)

    Having each office use the same hardware and software in every office makes supporting them easy for the company. Kirkland & Ellis LLP deploys standard set of hardware and software to each employee based on his or her position. Every employee uses either a Dell desktop and monitor or a Dell Laptop. These pieces of hardware allow the employee to connect to Kirkland & Ellis LLP's network and function as a corporation. The workstations use the Windows operating system, Windows XP. Windows XP, a Microsoft product, released its first edition in 2001 (Microsoft, 2011). While this operating system is no longer sold or supported, Kirkland & Ellis LLP decided to hold off on upgrading to Windows 7.

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    Risks of Having a Facebook Account. Immediately after the discussion in class regarding Facebook privacy, the first thing I did when I got home from school was to check the limitedness of my Facebook profile to people whom I have no connections with.

    4 star(s)

    I clicked my name and realized that only a larger version of the thumbnail of my current profile picture is further revealed upon clicking my name. I checked some of my friends' profiles and theirs disclosed a few of their friends. This revelation is already quite jeopardous since spammers and people who are up to no good can collect information and also be able to verify assumptions through one's set of friends. Also, the friends who are revealed, especially those who have weak privacy settings, are put in a risk.

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    Testing Database

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    This is done using the test plan below and will be done and documented once the whole system in complete. * End-use testing - getting the end user to test the system for a day. Done by the end user to detect any errors/problems and to establish whether the system meets the user requirements Testing plan Test Number What to test How to test it Expected Outcome 1 Test switchboard and switchboard options Manually click all the buttons on the switchboard Switch board should load on database startup.

    • Length: 780 words
  21. Peer reviewed

    Colorwarepc.com is entirely an online E-commerce business, therefore the website needs to ensure that their customers information will remain 100% safe from the time which it is submitted.

    4 star(s)

    They will frequently test the security systems and if a problem arises they can resolve it quickly. Furthermore it is important that Colorwarepc.com image doesn't get duplicated as this leads customers to sign up to Colorwarepc.com mimic, meaning that the customers personal information and financial information will be use for fraud and other internet crime. Physical security Physical security falls varies from anything like protecting a company's information on their computers to a simply locked door to more complex methods of security.

    • Length: 493 words
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    Unit 3 - Impact on Information Availability

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    All of these websites listed are everyday sites which I use as helpful aids in my life, but I also use the internet for my interests and hobbies. I frequently visit sites such as Skysports to check all the latest football news and fixtures as well as visiting online forums to discuss a variety of issues. Forums allow discussion between select groups of people who share common interests from A-level forums to Golf forums; it is easy to find one relevant to your interests.

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    Ecommerce (M) BETC IT

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    For example an business have their own management way, policy and security protection etc and it works very well before they committed to an e-commerce system, they set their tasks and they finished it perfectly without anything to do with ICT, but after they committed to an e-commerce system, it's a completely different story. These management ways they had are become useless, basically the whole thing is different to their traditional way: products needs convert to meet online consumer's perspective, new technologies need to be investigated, new policy and security needs to be setup etc.

    • Length: 956 words
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    Verbal and Non - verbal Communication

    4 star(s)

    In a face to face conversation or verbal exchange, the words take only 7% of the effectiveness of delivering the proper message, where as the tone of voice and non - verbal communication consists of 38% and 55% respectively (Bradbury, 2003). The aim of this presentation is to examine how communication of messages could be carried out effectively with the maneuvering of both, verbal and non - verbal cues, in the absolute correct way. Some methods to ensure proper communication would be to listen attentively to the speaker, keep eye contact, keep an open attitude to both the speaker and the listener, body language and feed back.

    • Length: 999 words
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    Computer Science Info-Age & Ethics

    4 star(s)

    Forgery (of E-mail) 2. Assault (on your Web site, E-mail box, or computer system) 3. Fraud (cyber scams) and 4. Robbery (theft of valuable information) Various types of people commit computer crimes. The two most familiar being hackers and crackers. A hacker is a person who enjoys exploring the details of a programmable system and how to stretch their capabilities. A cracker is one who breaks security on a system. Although hackers and crackers both break into computer systems, their motives are different. Hackers seem to break into computer systems for the intellectual challenge. Crackers are considered malicious with the intention of harming or causing damage to a computer system.

    • Length: 1175 words

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?
  • To what extent does research support a link between stress and the immune system?

    "In conclusion to the experiments it is seen that stress is almost a definite cause of a suppressed immune system although it may not be the only reason that the immune system is suppressed. As it is not entirely sure whether stress causes the suppression of the immune system or the suppressed immune system leads to stress."

  • To What Extent Was the Poor Law a New Poor Law?

    "The new poor law was a new poor law. Due to social, political, and economical circumstances, it was necessary for the time, as the old system was ineffective, inefficient, and bad for the poor. The new laws meant that there were tighter controls over the parishes and the poor; this made less chance of uprisings and rebellions. I agree similarly to the ideas of Digby; recent investigations on the Old Poor Law have produced convergent conclusions. They emphasise that relief under the Old Poor Law was essentially a response to population growth, under-employment, and low wages, rather than their causes as the Royal Commission's report alleged."

  • This research that I've done will discuss about the effectiveness of the Light Railway Transit (LRT) in Kuala Lumpur.

    "10.5 CONCLUSION In a nutshell, Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway and Malaysia's Mass Transit have some similarity in term of technology and facilities. However, Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway is more advanced than Malaysia's Mass Transit as they had started very early in the late 60's. Effectiveness of Malaysia's Mass Transit can be improved gradually and hopefully they can be as good as Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway. APPENDIX 1. Map showing Hong Kong mass transit routes. Source: www.mtr.com.hk"

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