• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

ICT in the local community

Extracts from this document...


ICT in the local community In this essay, I will be talking about how ICT affects the local community. I shall be talking about how it is used in: * Libraries * Cyber caf�s * ATM machines Libraries In the libraries, a computerised booking system is used, instead of a manual booking system. The advantages of not having a manual booking are: * There are no longer long queues waiting to borrow books. * Booking systems are now much faster * The actual booking takes a lot less time * Booking by computers is more reliable, as in a manual booking system, if a member of staff was booking manually, they could very easily make a mistake. * It is very easy to search for a book and see whether it is available in the library or if it has been lent out. * It is simple to find where a specific book is inside the library My local library has computers with access to the internet. There are many advantages to this: * Young people who do not have computers at home can do their homeworks/courseworks at the library and save it on a floppy/pen drive, which they can then take to school and hand in. * They can search for information on the internet which helps them with their homeworks/courseworks. ...read more.


They can also load Microsoft Access to access their diaries. Cyber cafes can be used socially, to chat to friends and family all over the world. You can sign in to your MSN account and check your mails, see who is online and chat to your friends, colleagues etc. You can also do work on the computers as Microsoft Office is available on the computers. The only downside to cyber cafes is that there are no restrictions on the sites you can go on. Children can go to 18+ sites and parents cannot do anything about this which makes them constantly worry. Cyber cafes can also be used to work in. my friend ismail does not have a computer at home. On normal weekdays, he works in the school library to finish his work off. During weekends, instead of going to the local library, he goes to the cyber caf� to work. This is because in the local library, he would only get a 30-minute session. On top of this, he would probably have to wait a few hours to get on to a computer as there are long queues in the library. Also, there would be no peace there, as kids normally play there and other people chat al day. This means he would not be able to work as well as he could and also that he would not be able to concentrate well. ...read more.


They are found at these places sp if a person is running out of money and wishes to take more out, they can easily withdraw some from the ATM machines rather than go all the way to a bank! This saves a huge amount of time. The reason there are several of these machines put is mainly to reduce queues. This saves time for the people visiting the theme parks or zoos. To withdraw money from ATM machines, all that is needed is a bank card. The owner of the card also has a PIN number which he/she uses to access the account. The person just inserts the card and chooses one of several options. They can withdraw cash with a receipt, or without a receipt. They can print off a mini statement or a full statement. They can order a new cheque book or just simply check their bank balance. As long as their card and PIN number are kept safe, there is hardly any chance of fraud. Overall, I believe the different ways in which ICT is being used is great for the community. There is less time wasting and people can get things done much quicker! Most things are now much simpler and people can learn about things they would never have been able to learn about without ICT! They can find jobs in a matter of minutes! ?? ?? ?? ?? Bilal Hussain Page 1 of 4 09/05/2007 Centre number 32105 candidate no. 4090 ...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. Marked by a teacher

    The impact of ICT on the local community. I live in the borough of ...

    4 star(s)

    allows a much easier contact/purchase of transport service, only needing a touch of the Oyster card and nothing more * Countdown system in buses and trains give people a lot more preparation and organisation to their daily schedule * Transport system has its own website-'Transport for London'-that displays all kinds

  2. Different types of technology How I use ICT at home and at school

    the periodical payment as I already pay a periodical payment for my internet. Another periodical payment would go over my given budget and I would have to cut one or the other, with the obvious cut being the PSN as internet is too valuable to me.

  1. Impact of ICT on the community

    > Schools and Colleges > Medical Centre > Hospitals > GPS > Internet Caf� > Information Point > Security CCTV > Southall community Website > Fire Department Every Community have needs and they have to meet Banks My community needs banks and ATM machine as people needs to keep their

  2. The impact of ICT on a person with special/particular needs

    This satisfies Sarah's need of wanting to be normal which comes from her lack of experience with other people. She gets to experience how people behave and the likes on the TV; something helpful for someone like Sarah who barely leaves the house.

  1. I.C.T in my local community

    I think this meets readings needs very well; as reading have a lot of people travelling because it is one of the main stations in this part of England, so this makes it quicker and less time consuming than going to the ticket man.

  2. How do I use ICT at school and at home?

    This technology meets my father's needs extremely well. The software allows him to browse the World Wide Web at respectable speed and is easy to use; the only limitation of the system is that safety features and 'fun' features found in rival software are lacking.

  1. AO4 ICT c/wk 2008-9

    32 Work it out in bank books. A business working out its profits Microsoft office Excel. 33 Talk to all of them in a central boardroom. A business having a meeting with several people Use Video Conferencing. 34 Handmade. Making a poster to advertise an event Use Microsoft office Publisher.

  2. The impact of ICT on the Local Community in Southall.

    > Police Station Our community need to be safe and secure and police also need to try protecting people from theft, robbery and murder. Our community needs good technology to keep record of crime and CCTV, so it needs ICT technology to keep records and solve people's problem.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work