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The Role of ICT.

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The Role of ICT 1: Two types of IT system for which failure would be catastrophic would be, for example, an IT system at a power station. If a power station IT system went down this could cause power cuts in certain areas monitored by the system and all kinds of disruption. Another example could be in industry where IT systems are used to monitor certain stages of production. If they failed this would be catastrophic for the organisation, as it would waste time and money. 2: A social impact of introducing computerised information systems into business organisations may be that some employees would feel threatened by the new system. ...read more.

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Another organisational impact would be that communication with suppliers/distributors/advertisement agencies etc would be much quicker by the use of the Internet and e-mail. This saves time and money (assuming the system was efficient). 3: During the last few years more and more people have begun to work from home. These people are called teleworkers. The advantages to individuals are that they can work flexible hours, meaning they can arrange their working hours as is suitable for their needs. Some people may be able to concentrate more efficiently in a quiet area rather than surrounded by distractions. Working from home means that time and money is saved from not having to travel. ...read more.

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The disadvantages to the organisation are that management may have difficulties controlling a workforce that are not in the office. Also there is a problem ensuring that remote staff understand goals and remain loyal to the organisation. The advantages to society are workers don?t commute so congestion and traffic is greatly reduced. 4: Three other necessary qualities, apart from technical skills, needed to progress in the ICT profession are communication, management and problem-solving skills. Communication skills are needed because ICT is dependent on communication; this is one of the main uses of ICT. Management skills are needed because people need to be organised, efficient and independent when working with ICT. Problem-solving skills are necessary because with ICT systems, problems are bound to occur so having these skills is necessary to progress professionally in ICT. ...read more.

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