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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
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Hardware and software for a hairdressing business.

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ICT Coursework-Mrs Muman Since the new Hair Studio has opened in Sutton Coldfield and has been experiencing some problems so I have been appointed by the hair salon to help make this new business grow as well as improve its efficiency. I will help the business by providing it with components such as a monitor, a scanner and a printer. And for example only one monitor will be need for the receptionist. The components that I will need are mainly to assist the computer to do more functions. And I will also need software such Microsoft Access, which will help the hair Salon to store and retrieve data into the system. The Hardware and the software that I will recommend to the Hair salon should have a very big impact on the way it runs. Hardware. Monitor The monitor or screen is a visual display unit, which displays images generated from output of devices such as computers. Computer Box This is the computer box that contains all the controls to make the monitor work. The computer box contains the Central Processing Unit that will make the monitor work the monitor can?t work without the computer box. ...read more.


Connectivity - USB2.0, Wireless 802.11g/b 1. Maximum Print Resolution - 4800 x 1200dpi 2. Normal Print Speed - 13.3 b&w/7.8ppm colour 3. Borderless Printing - Up to A4 4. Number of Cartridges - 4 ink 5. Connectivity - USB (B Port) Why is a printer needed? A printer is need to print out a appointment card for the customer to remind them of their appointment and this will have a logo of the hairdressers on and this will contain the address and the telephone number of the hair salon. Printers Scanner Canon CanoScan LiDE 200 Scanners Currys £89.99 Canon CanoScan LiDE 100 Scanner PC World £54.99 Which scanner shall I use? I will use the Canon CanoScan LiDE 200 Scanners because this scanner take up less space and it look more visually attractive and expensive. 1. Optical Scan Resolution - 4800 x 4800 dpi 2. Selectable Scan Resolution - 25-19200 dpi 3. Scan Depth (colour) - 48 bit input 4. Scan Depth (greyscale) - 16 bit input 5. Maximum Document Size - A4/Letter [216x29mm] 1. Optical scan resolution - 2400 x 4800 dpi 2. Maximum scan resolution - 25 - 19200 dpi 3. Scan depth (colour) - 48-bits 4. Maximum document size - A4 5. Software features - Scan to PDF / email 6. ...read more.


1. Essential office software for home PC's 2. Improved menus & toolbars 3. Find commands and help easily 4. Enhanced graphics and formatting 5. Create high-quality documents 1. New task based menus & toolbars 2. New Live Preview 3. New library of predefined Quick Formats 4. Quickly preview changes with Live Preview 5. New features help filter & find email Why Is an operating system needed? An operating system is needed because an operating system is needed to run the system as a whole. Internet Provider Option 1 Option 2 Which option shall I choose? The option I will choose it the second option, which is the virgin media because it is cheaper for the hair salon to afford as in comparison the talk talk brand. 1. 8MB speed 2. 40GB downloads 3. 18 months contract 4. Monthly cost £6.49 1. 10MB speed 2. Unlimited downloads 3. 12 months contract 4. Monthly cost 5. £5.00 Why is an internet provider needed? An internet provider is needed because the internet could be need if the hair salon has a website that people want to visit find details of prices of the address. Samia Ahmed 10T/GA ...read more.

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