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Searching the internet and features of PDA's

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Coursework Header Sheet 121099-63 Course COMP1235: Acc Info Sys Design & Strategy Course School/Level BU/UG Coursework Coursework Assessment Weight 40.00% Tutor BJ Swindells Submission Deadline 20/11/2006 Coursework is receipted on the understanding that it is the student's own work and that it has not, in whole or part, been presented elsewhere for assessment. Where material has been used from other sources it has been properly acknowledged in accordance with the University's Regulations regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. 000352308 Alexandra Simpson Tutor's comments Grade Awarded___________ For Office Use Only__________ Final Grade_________ Moderation required: yes/no Tutor______________________ Date _______________ Greenwich Construction Ltd Introduction This report should enable you, as a novice user, to effectively use computer equipment to develop your expertise and expand your business enterprise. By looking at your needs, to update your computer systems to bid successfully for the 2012 Olympic Stadium build, I have identified what areas you need to improve. Firstly this report will examine how you can search the internet. I have included a flow chart and step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Tips on successfully evaluating the legitimacy of the material gathered are also included. Next the report will explore your need for a PDA. It will examine the features the I believe are appropriate to a small to medium enterprise working in the construction industry and what PDA's have these features, prepared a table to help you choose the most suitable one. ...read more.

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The fifth most important feature has been determined as the PDA must have at least a 64 MB memory. When deciding between a 32MB memory and a 64MB memory I looked at what features both size memory are suited to. A '32MB: Allows smooth use of email applications and office software' and a '64MB: Recommended for surfing the Internet and multimedia functions' (eBay Inc, 2006) A large memory capacity is required because you will have to download software onto your PDA, as you will be using 'software provided by the consortium responsible for the overall management of the construction work' (case study). Due to this I decided a 64MB memory would be most appropriate for Greenwich Construction Ltd. I believe the next most important feature is that the PDA must have a digital camera on it as well. My own research with a McNicholas plc, a 'multi-disciplinary company' (mainly site work the same as Greenwich construction PLC), employee I found that often to show what work has been completed photos of the job are taken and sent via PDA's to the site mangers and managers in the offices so everyone can effectively and accurately be kept up to date with progress. I believe this could be important to Greenwich construction when organizing large building projects such as the Olympic Stadium. I have determined Bluetooth capabilities as the next most important feature on a PDA. ...read more.

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100% 83.3% 88.9% 75% 100% 65.3% 52.8% 88.9% 38.9% 77.7% 80.6% Reference Blackberry (2006) Blackberry (2006) PC Stats (2006) Channel and Mobile Solutions Ltd , (2005) Total PDA (2005) mPhone Ltd (2006) Total PDA, (2006) Total PDA, (2006) T-mobile, (2006) Media Atlantic (2006) Glossary Bluetooth 'A wireless connection that enables devices to exchange information' (Cellhire USA LLC , 2004) Flowchart 'A graphic representation, using symbols interconnected with lines, of the successive steps in a procedure or system' (Dictionary.com Unabridged 2006) Hardware "The physical components of a computer system-the computer, plotters, printers, terminals, digitizers, and so on." (McAggis, 2006) Home page "The opening page or main document that appears when you visit a web site, usually contains links to other web pages" (World Wide Learn 2006) Internet "A global network connecting millions of computers" (Brevard User's Group, Inc., 2002) MB 'Stands for "Megabyte," a unit for measuring the size of data' (Web hosting revealed, 2005) PDA "Personal Digital Assistant. Small handheld computer that acts as a personal organizer" (SCOTTY Group plc, 2006) Rugged PDA A PDA 'designed to take significant amounts of punishment' (Wikipedia, 2006) Search engine "Software that enables users to search the Internet using keywords" (OpenCms, 2005) Software "The general term for instructions that control the operations of the computer" (Curtis, G. and Cobham, D., 2005, p116) Synchronize 'Distributing the same set of data to remote databases' (i.e. ...read more.

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