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I had no internet access so no viruses could be downloaded. I saved my work regularly just in case of a power cut, or if I knocked the wires, or if some other thing happened. My work was regularly backed up, every night, and saved on an external hard-drive. I followed safe, healthy and secure working times at all times. I can load software and save work in folders without help. I can also print, and use the computer network without aid.
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Or in the case of a credit card it will be added to their account ready for them to pay the balance off at a later date. This is called 'Electronic Funds Transfer at the Point of Sale' (EFTPOS) * Loyalty cards are introduces in some supermarkets and large shops. These contain details of a customer. This card is swiped when a customer buys something, and the details of what they have bought are stored on the computer system. The customer is usually rewarded for their purchases.
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Another advantage of having a database is that they can serve more customers at the same time. One of the problems is that it is time consuming to keep on writing new letters by hand so I have come to the conclusion of designing template letters. The advantage of this solution is that it saves time because the staff members do not have to write the letters out by hand instead they can post the template letters to the customers' houses. I have decided to create a database for type a flight so that there is less time being consumed.
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I have selected this issue as some people do have difficulty accessing everyday services (shops, banks or post offices). Older adults with families or jobs may have difficulty getting to shops between the normal opening hours of 9AM- 6PM.this may be because of normal day things like jobs in order to make money to support themselves and there family Or maybe there kids clubs (football teams). With internet shopping young people and adults have more time to browse on the internet for whatever goods the family requires. Yet internet shopping need some it skills like general it skills. Do young people and parents use internet shopping?
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any other searches can be done with ease this could help a lot with the company's rapid turnover this is also helpful when you are try to add cost of the work or number of hours that been repaired to the system because it can sorts the record automatically. Records can be found quickly, searches can be done on any field When staff recorded a faults on a small job card and they has to be hand written for them.
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Bin-IT User Guide. The software on this CD provides a system to make wage slips and employee information leaflets for your employees at the Bin-IT workplace.
then an error message will appear telling you that you have entered an incorrect value. This is validation - this stops you from making typing errors when entering in data. 4. You can change the validation rules by selecting the values you wish to change by selecting the field you wish to change, going to Data > Validation and then changing the parameters accordingly. 5. Now the spreadsheet functions are sorted - we can move onto the mail merge functions. Mail merge allows you to automatically take the data from the spreadsheet and use it to make a wage slip and/or employee information leaflet.
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The templates will remain unchanged when new documents based on the templates are created. (Information on how to input data and process each document will be outlined in the design). Hardware Requirements To run the system Mr Gavin will need the following: * Intel(r) Pentium(r) processor 1.86GHz * 500 MB RAM * 200GB hard drive * DVD/CD-RW Drive * Broadband Router * 19" widescreen TFT display * A colour laser printer: to present high quality hard copy, required for all documents at high speed; 17 pages per minute Software Requirements * Windows XP operating system * Microsoft Office 2003 with Microsoft Word Data sources and inputs Worksheet Data Data Source User Inputs Home Page Drop down menu to open the templates: Payment reminders and letter.
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There is also an e-mail link where all the organisation contact details are, so you can click the link and e-mail the company. There is also a signature in at the bottom of the document to authenticate the letter. Last but not least the slogan is in the area where there is a lot of white space to bring out the slogan of the organisation. Fit For Purpose The document is indeed for purpose because it shows all the information needed in a bullet point forms, furthermore, all the information is displayed clearly with the white background.
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Business Requirement Analysis - On my paper, I will be discussing the analysis of an e-commerce function of General Electric website. I chose to do General Electric because they are well established and have diversified services, technology, and manufactu
They outline a vision and get people to carry it out. Energizers know how to get people excited about a cause or a crusade. They are selfless in giving others the credit when things go right, but quick to except responsibility when things go awry, Edge, those with edge are competitive types. They know how to make the really difficult decisions, such as hiring, firing and promoting, never allowing the degree of difficulty to stand in their way, and Execute, the key to the entire model.
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Introduction to information skills and system. An information system is a system that accepts data (raw material) as input and information (organised data) as output. Examples include a computer, searchable databases etc. An information system is shown be
Eg entering details - Organising - preparing data for the use of other processes. Eg arranging data into tables - Analysing - converting data into useful information, usually more digestible. Eg creating a graph from tables of data - Saving and retrieving - storing data/information for later uses. Eg saving document onto hard drive. - Processing - making change in data/information, including updating, correction of error etc. eg spell check - Transmitting and receiving - exchanging data/information with other information systems, near of remote. Eg internet, e-mailing - Displaying - presentation of information. Usually user-friendly, easy to understand.
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My task is to help Type a Flight travel agency to make their things easier, for example to make a computerized database for them so it will be easier for them to find customer records/details.
This could result in upsetting the customer or even losing the customer. Furthermore if they had a database they will have more customers because they will be able to work more efficiently. Currently all the letters are being written by hand. This takes a lot of time and the employers find it really difficult. The solution I had to this problem was that to make templates letters so that they don't lose any time and they can post it to the customers house so that it saves their time and also doesn't waste the staff time in writing the letters by hand.
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I think that the task of creating my complete website including the banner and animation was very successful. The banner, website and animation that I created were professional looking.
2) How would I have completed the task without ICT? The methods that I would have used to complete the task of promoting the environmental agency without the use of ICT would be things such as creating posters, having some volunteer staff going around doors giving out leaflets and taking to people about becoming members. Also I would also use advertisements in newspaper and magazines to catch people's attention which could make them want to become a member of the environmental agency.
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I am now going to analyse my clients current system in order to get a better understanding of what is going on. And then I am going to carry out different investigation techniques to see the best way of finding the problems in his system.
the more important problems. I may also observe what they do in their workplace. Advantages: * I may be able to see any problems and will be able to judge how important they are. * I can see how accurate my client's and his assistants'/planners' version of the problems were. * I can tell how frequent the problems are and what the consequences are and how hostile the outcome is. Disadvantages: * My client and his assistant may change their style when they see that I am observing, and therefore reducing some of the problems.
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Create and check a multi-sheet spreadsheet solution to meet specified user needs that uses a selection of appropriate functions and both simple and complex formulae
For example: - Storing values: number of sales made in each year. - Manipulating large sets of data: sorting and filtering makes it easier for a certain criteria to be identified. Income Function: Week 2: I calculated the income by entering this formulae in the function bar "=SUM(D5*C5)", Week 3: I calculated the income by entering this formulae in the function bar "=SUM(D5*C5)", Week 4: I calculated the income by entering this formulae in the function bar "=SUM(D5*C5)", For all three weeks I pressed the fill handle on column "income" so that I could get the results of the rest of the income.
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Datalogging project. Objectives 1. Measure temperature 2.Measure light intensity 3. Show data/results in table
The company has not had the opportunity to do something about the arisen problems yet. Statement of the current problems "The company is currently facing difficulties with logging data, . The company needs these problems to be solved as soon as possible, as we are ready in all other aspects to go in business. As an outcome of a not working solution to these problems, could lead to Money losses and unstable company as well as bankruptcy .The outcome of an not working system is a serious threat to the company's future and our chance to compete against other companies.
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It is also used for making there letterheads and user guides. Another thing is to store their information. Also they use it to communicate. ICT used in health ICT can be used for health reasons and below are some examples: Hospitals The main use of ICT in hospitals is in life-support machines. It can also be used to monitor the patients by a thing attached to them and it monitors things like pulse, temperature, blood pressure and breathing rates. Doctors Doctors use ICT by keeping with them handheld objects to check the patients (each has their own purpose).
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Thomas Cook Comment: Thomas Cook is one of the world's best travel agencies and I have researched through this website to see what ideas I can find from it and the details I got were that their logo is simple and not that complicated but it suits the companies name and also it is located in many places so they have a wide range of customers. Also the thing that makes them one of the best is their offers they have on different types of flights to different places and most of their best offers in presented on their homepage so the first thing a person sees when they enter the website if all the great offers they have.
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I have been assigned a task to help International Dreams Travel Agency to make their things easier, for example to make a database for them.
The solution I had to this problem was that to make templates letters so that they don't lose any time and they can post it to the customers house so that it saves their time and also doesn't waste the staff time in writing the letters by hand. What I have decided to do is make a database for Type a flight so that there is a lot of time being saved. The way it will work is that instead of filling cabinet they will have a database so that when a customer rings in, it will be much easier to book him/her their flight.
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An instance of where this didn't work is when Virgin Media sent a bill to a recently deceased husband or wife, and when told about this error, their requests for alteration were ignored causing a very distressing situation for this family. This is why data integrity is important. c) If you want to find out how your data has been used, under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), you are entitled to make a request to any Public Organisation in writing or by email which must be responded to within 20 working days (about 1 month).
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The conclusion I have come to is that I am going to help the agency in every single way. My main aim is to make the agency more professional and more modern and make things easier for them. For me to do my task, I will need a computer and a few important application softwares with which I shall make a database, logo and other things. Research I had a look at a database which I was shown by my class teacher. It was called 'Type of Flight'. In the database it had things like name, ID, gender, telephone number.
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The website can be maintained and updated whereas a poster cannot. The website looks much more professional, than the old leaflets. Maintaining the website is not that time consuming, if Mr Jones wants to edit the website it is very quick, rather than having to write a whole leaflet again, hence this system is much more accessible. 8.3 Drawbacks of I.C.T Some people are not familiar with new technology and computers and may not be able to use it effectively.
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best teams from our school which usually consist of pupil between the age of 16 - 19 Coaches are usually commutated by e-mail and there is currently a list of 'Fixtures and Results' which contain a list of fixtures that include a team sheet and a brief match report on the school website. We don't currently have a system that sort out fixture, team player and position etc. Planning is usually done manually. Having a system that tailored to our school football teams could solve all the problems we currently have, wether Problem with the current system and ways to
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What is being tested Test data/action Expected Result 12 Script: Go to Record - Previous Click on the button It should go to the previous record 13 Script: Go to Record - Next Click on the button It should go to the next record 14 Validation : For the field, Name - Unique Value - Required value Deliberately enter a erroneous data that would trigger the warning message for the validation It should trigger a warning message , showing the user what kind of data should be entered 15 Validation: for the field, Player's ID - Prohibit modification Attempt to
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They have been facing many problems with their method. For example: *There aren't as many employees as needed for this method. *It might result a bit boring and tiring *Can produce headaches and blurry eyesight. *Orders may be lost. 1.5 Different ways this problem can be solved Manual way-Write down all the customer's orders and file them together. Also I would like to include that it would also make the in-charge's life easier if the products were placed in a more visible and easier accessible place so that none of the products are missed out.
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1.3 Current Problems The current paper based system, is slow and irksome. However there are a few more important problems. Customer's information (address and telephone number) are currently stored within the shop and there is no security whatsoever to protect this information. Using a computerised system will hopefully eradicate this problem, with the use of passwords. Secondly the financial side of the current business is in jeopardy. Sometimes Mr Jones can't pinpoint how much money is outstanding for forthcoming holidays, pending payment and he has to go through many manual files to work out the amount due.
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