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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 2969

Available Technologies.

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To: Mrs Hawker From: David Healan Date: 29th January 2003 Subject: Available Technologies 1.0 Introduction I am going to find out about available technologies to access and exchange information and carry out transactions such as; > Internet Technologies- i.e. World Wide Web, e-mail, multimedia, encryptions > Internet Connection- i.e. modem, ASDL, broadband > Mobile Technologies- i.e. SMS, WAP > Digital Broadcasting > Personal Digital Assistant (PDAs) and organisers > Storage Media- i.e. DVD, floppy disk > Touch Screen Technology 2.0 Findings 2.1 World wide web This is where you can browse websites from around the world e.g. banks shopping pictures etc. The Internet runs through a modem, which is either inside your computer or outside. The World Wide Web is www in short or also known as the web. To use the web you need an I.S.P (internet service provider) with the web you can password protect it from your children accessing illegal sites such and XXX. And there are also a lot of viruses on the web that are connected to programs we download. Advantages- you can find your bank statement shop and much more Disadvantages- with the Internet people can hack your computer and take your confidential material 2.2 E-mail Email is short for electronic mail Documents can be typed on a computer and sent around the world via the Internet at an average speed of 1000miles per second It is free and a lot more efficient than the postal service Anything from songs to video clips can be sent as attachments E-mail is a method of sending messages from one terminal to another via a communications link. ...read more.

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* The travelling salesman can be given access to the company's inventory data... * The courier can update a database with delivery schedules the second he actually delivers the package and the customer can be notified the second after... * Students can check their grades and enrol for courses even during vacations... * Fleet operators can check the location of vehicles online through GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled mobile devices etc. SMS is Always On SMS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and people carry around their mobile phones. Hence, customers, business partners and employees readily receive messages sent. SMS is Low Cost 2.6.2 WAP WAP stand for Wireless Application Protocol WAP is a secure specification that allows users to access information instantly via handheld wireless devices such as mobile phones, pagers, two-way radios, smart phones and communicators. Advantages- Wap is the Internet on your phone and is used wherever u can go and it can be used by: - * The travelling salesman can be given access to the company's inventory data... * The courier can update a database with delivery schedules the second he actually delivers the package and the customer can be notified the second after... * Students can check their grades and enrol for courses even during vacations... * Fleet operators can check the location of vehicles online through GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled mobile devices etc. Disadvantages- these are that it's slow and not efficient, it isn't completely set up and not many people have it at the moment Sending a message via SMS is low cost to the enterprise and low cost for the customers inquiring information from your company. ...read more.

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* Fleet operators can check the location of vehicles online through GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled mobile devices etc. Disadvantages- these are that it's slow and not efficient, it isn't completely set up and not many people have it at the moment 3.0 Conclusion In the future Internet technology will be in every home and business through out the world. You would be able to see people when u makes a phone call just like they were next to you talking to you. You will also be able to keep in touch with who ever you want whenever you want. There is already enough technology in the world today and there will be more to come in the future. The oldest piece of technology in this report is the floppy disc, which has been around for decades and will never go because they are small enough to carry round and they are good for storing documents on. Internet sites I used to get my information for my report: - http://www.connectedcommunities.co.uk/faqs/#q7- this is where I found information on broadband Internet connection. The information that I found on this website was very brief and didn't tell me much on what broadband is. http://www.red.net/support/resourcecentre/adsl/adsl-faq.php#disadvantages- on this website I found out about ADSL. The information on this website was also brief on what ADSL is and what it's used for. http://www.shiba.tao.go.jp/digital/eng/over/advantages.htm- on this web site the information was about digital broadcasting and there was quite a lot of information on this website and I checked it with my text book http://www.google.com- this is the web site I used to search for other web sites for the information I used http://www.pcworld.co.uk- on this web site I found help and information on storage media. http://www.ntlworld.com- on this web site I found out about broadband and dial up connections. ...read more.

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