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Analyse appropriate hardware and software needed.

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Analyse Hardware * CPU -(Central Control Panel) This is used for the computer to actually run all the folders and files are stored on this. It holds all the Video shops contents. The software is stored in the CPU. * Mouse - This is used in order to control each thing you want to open and close. The mouse navigates all your movements. * Monitor - The monitor is used so that you can see the screen, and make changes to any mistake. * Keyboard - The keyboard is used to write out the records of all the people that are customers of the Video library. Without the keyboard no records can be recorded. * Printer - A printer is used in order to print out all the records, they can be saved on the computer but if any files are missing or have been deleted. Then the printed copies will be their back-up copies. * Scanner - A scanner can be used for the covers of the rental DVD's any pictures can be scanned onto the computer and put onto the covers. ...read more.

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The individual fields in each table will be as follows: MEMBER [MemberID, Title, First name, Last name, Address, Town, Country/Region] VIDEO [VideoID, Video name, Video price, Video age rating, Video popularity, Genre] RENTAL [RentalID, MemberID, VideoID, Date borrowed, Date returned, Name of person] Member table is used for inserting all the members' details. Video table is used for inserting all the videos details. Rental table is used fro inserting all of the renting of the videos details. All of the tables have a primary key reports and forms would be produced. Tables and queries would be created to search and sort data. The reports can be printed out any time hard copies of data is required. Also, the Forms would be used to enter data, edit and update data. My primary keys Member ID- Member Video ID- Video Rental ID- Rental Data flow Diagram Output Data will be displayed on a computer monitor and should be viewable. These could be viewed by the employees. ...read more.

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Can only store a certain amount Floppy disk-Disadvantages * Time consuming * Out of fashion * Limited capacity * Not suitable for backing up data from other programs such as: Microsoft Excel, Word etc. Security Security is very important, if any files are misplaced or lost it will be very long to find and all the details will have to be reinstalled into the system. This will have a great effect on the customers as all the details of the over due videos will no longer be on the file, the running of the business will become corrupted. There will be a need for securing the system and there are a couple of ways to secure the system: * Using passwords to avoid anyone except from the people who work there to have access. * Using Anti-virus will stop computers clashing, virus from getting in and slowing the system down. * Using back-ups will be a safe thing to do if you are worried of losing confidential, important information. * Using locked cells. * CCTV * Lock on the door ...read more.

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