Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Document length: 1285 words

Disadvantages of Ict

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Disadvantages of ICT With all of the advantages that come with computer technology in present day the future, but with advantages there are many disadvantages. Most companies in some way depend on computers for their business. There's a problem though, computers are disadvantage is the cost of not only buying the computer equipment and software but more hiring those few who do understand computers. Not only are computer experts needed to manage and maintain networks but also needed as trainers. As new software as well as hardware are introduced to companies, the employees must know how to operate all of it. This means that the company must take time out to train their employees and, as technology evolves, retraining of how to operate these programs and equipment. All of these training costs quite a bit of money in training and equipment, many employees are fired each year. Some other factors which show disadvantages of ICT include: - Machines work on electricity, and if you get a power cut you would be lift stranded and can't do any work. - Computers are machines, like if you get a stroke sometimes you loose your memory, in a computer if there is a technical hitch and the computer crashes or locks up and you haven't saved anything you would loose all your data. ...read more.

Middle

Now with the option of video conference we can see our friends and loves ones where ever they are in the world, as if they are right next to us. With the many different choices given to us to communicate than before it allows us to stay in touch very easily. Getting access to information is also much easier, as we don't just have to go to libraries anymore to get the information. Using interactive CD-ROMS or maybe even getting it all of the internet. It is also now possible for Adults and Children to learn online, and therefore be assessed on what they have learnt, once they complete the assessment they will be given their qualifications. Thanks to the internet, we have the option now of home shopping, not just for clothes and electrical goods, now most big food superstores also deliver your weekly food shopping direct to your door. Now with most of the country having access to satellite technology for sports and movies, video, DCD and even computer games consoles people can receive all the different types of entertainment they want and require. Tele-working is one of the modern day facilities we have to work from home, all you require is a telephone connection and access to the internet. ...read more.

Conclusion

We at present in the UK are forbidden from carrying out genetic engineering and cloning on humans. Moreover the use of ICT has revolutionised the way we totally work. Most organisations and businesses would not be able to function at all if it were not for the use of computers, as some company's are fully based on the internet cutting out the middleman dealing direct with the customer. For instance if it was a online electrical goods company, it wouldn't be able to function as all its orders are taken over the internet. Computers can make life so much easier and quicker, which means that less staff would be required. Nowadays robots can also do most of the work of people in the manufacturing industries such as cap production. Most companies have realised and found from research that creating systems like the one that I have created greatly reduce the amount of work they need to put in, for the task they are required to complete. I feel that I can say with confidence that there would be hardly any difference between my system and one used commercially as I feel that mine would be used very easily in any organisation that have a huge number of staff. ?? ?? ?? ?? Chittal Patel - 59 - ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE ICT Systems and Application section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE ICT Systems and Application essays

  1. ICT Developments

    Applied ICT (Double Award) The negative effects are that some versions of ICT are quite expensive. The internet may not always be available. Computers bring viruses. The laptop battery might go flat. The two needs which are use of ICT for the workers are that they need it to research information and contact people.

  2. a level ict project

    it is to open and close the system whilst taking into account the security measures. The comments suggest that the database is uncomplicated to close down and the user can benefit from being prompted to save the changes, as the possibility of accidentally losing any important alterations to the database is immediately eliminated.

  1. The use of ict has changed the way in which people work. Explain the ...

    clearing- This process takes approximately 3 days from when the customer pays in a cheque to when it is cleared Cash machines use VDU is where messages appear giving step by step instructions to the customer. Keyboard is where the customer types the information such as their pin number.

  2. Advantages & disadvantages of ICT

    I have given my opinion on the findings that I have gathered which meets the criteria* for the current use of ICT. At the end I have checked my report for any spelling or grammar mistakes & I have tried to rectify these mistakes with the help of MSWord spell checker.

  1. the impacts of ICT

    You may receive a virus through a file sent to you. Another massive problem is health. Many people are becoming obese. It is unhealthy to just sit on a computer and get no exercise done. It is also bad for your eye sight.

  2. I am going to be looking at Tesco. I will be focusing on what ...

    This is a storage device, as it is used to save information. It works by being recorded on in a tape drive. Unlike hard drives, magnetic tape has to be read in the order it's recorded in; you can't pick and choose the information you want to access.

  1. Advantages and disadvantages of using ICT for a business.

    Also another advantage is that you can present your work more neat and sufficient. Another disadvantage is that there is a virus inside the computer then the computer can crash and you will lose all your previous work. Effects of New System The new system that I will use will

  2. ICT Report 2b: ICT in Organisations

    of the mass market, but expand the whole 'well-being' market through more confident and ambitious invest. Last year Boots faced two urgent challenges: to stem out their growing losses, which had reached unacceptable levels, and to develop a feasible new business model.

  • Over 180,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.