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Ict in a business

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HISTORY AND AIMS John Cadbury, a Quaker opened a one man business in 1824 in bull street, Birmingham. He opened his shop next to his father's drapery and silk business. In the grocery shop at the start he sold tea, coffee, hops and mustard. To attract the people's attention he employed a Chinese man who dressed in religious clothing and sold his products in the shop. Cadbury limited is the confectionary division of Schweppes plc. This shop would become the foundations of Cadburys, a world wide chocolate producer. Around 1931 his business had developed from a small grocery shop with john Cadbury becoming a manufacturer of drinking chocolate and cocoa and that was then the start of Cadburys manufacturing business as it's known as today. On 1st march 1824 john Cadbury posted an advert in the Birmingham gazette, which said; "John Cadbury is desirous of introducing to particular notice `cocoa nibs`, prepared by himself, an article affording a most nutritious beverage for breakfast." The Cadbury brothers in 1961 took over their fathers business they did work in the business previously but the prospects were still daunting. Cadburys main aims are: * Make a profit Cadburys is a PLC; this means it is owned by share holders. The more profit that Cadburys makes the more money that is given to the shareholders happy * To Reduce waste and help the environment Cadburys want to reduce the impact the company has on the environment. * To make quality product Cadburys want to make a product that their customers want to buy. If a business grows to a certain size then it splits into many departments. The different departments concentrate, employing people who specialise in these areas. The main departments in a business might be: Department Role Accounts Provides a detailed record of the money coming in and going out of the business and prepares accounts as a basis for financial decisions Human Resources or Personnel Deals with all the recruitment, training, health and safety and ...read more.

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What sort of cables, ports and sockets are used? Input Mouse, keyboard, Output printer and monitor. Processors INTEL CPU's and Microprocessors, Ports and Cables Parallel, USB, PS2, fiber optic cables and converters. Storage devices PC Hard Drives, Mainframe Winchester Disks, Tape Drives, DVD's and CD's. Name of Department or Area What ICT is used retail Software Commercially Sensitive Aims and Objectives 1. Make a Profit 2. Make Quality Product 3. Reduce waste and pollution to help the environment The EPOS system helps to speed up the service to the customers that shop at the store. The EPOS system is also linked to a central computer. The computer checks the amount of stock in the shop. And when it gets to a certain level the stock is automatically updated by reordering stock from the suppliers. This means that staff do not need to be employed to do this. This means that more profit is made as there is always stock on the shelves to sell to the customers. Hardware * EPOS till systems * Barcode scanner * Chip and pin terminal * Compaq, Intel, Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz * Windows XP * 37 GB of HD memory * 324 GB of memory via server * 15" flat screen monitor * Network printers * Fax machine * All machine on a network What do they use it for? They use it to keep track of stock and prices. It is used as a way of selling products to the customers. How does ICT help? So they don't have to remember the price for the items, it is all kept in the computer. It constantly monitors the amount of stock that is on the shelves at anyone time. It speeds up the time it takes to serve customers and for them to pay for their goods. What sort of input devices, output devices, processors, cables, ports, sockets are used? ...read more.

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The mySAP.com resolution allowed Cadburys to concentrate on exact business benefits and processes. Integrants - It brings together all the information from all the different systems from the different departments, this then allows the finance department to be able to plan a budget and forecast knowing that the information they are using is correct and up to date. Mission Critical - This means that this system is so important to Cadbury's they could not function with out it. The Cadburys need to make sure that this system does not stop, so they have it running on more than just one site, this means that even if one of the site's has problems or breaks down the rest can work on as normal. This system can only work because if all the site and departments are networked together. This Ethernet network runs t high speed between sites on fibre optic cables and uses 100mb Ethernet switches and cables in all the buildings. The mini computers at each site act as servers for all users of the network. Cadbury summary The Cadbury factory uses technology, for example computer systems and robots that run the business in the best and most efficient ways that make as much profit as they can. Automatic technology is used to make the product which reduces waste and always makes high quality goods. When the product has finally been made Cadburys uses robots and other technology's to help keep it and then take it to the customers. Video conferencing reduces travel and so that reduces pollution that is being caused. The use of SAP system is that all the information from the different departments in Cadburys brought together so the company can have the right information and the up to date information on the computer to help plan in advance. By using the networks they can make communications better and it also helps prevent wasted or duplicated efforts as well as making sure that every part of the system works together. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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