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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
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Impact of ICT on an adult in employment, including the effect on working style.

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Report 3(B) Impact of ICT on an adult in employment, including the effect on working style Introduction I am writing this essay to explain the impact of ICT on an adult in his life and how ICT has affected the working style of that person. I am also going to write about the advantages and disadvantages of the technology that the adult had used and the use of that technology and its effect in his personal, social and his professional life. The adult that I aim going to write about is Alex Garcia. Alex works as the manager of a Argos store in west London. He works from 9am to 5pm. Type of technology the adult use - Technology 1 Description of technology The mobile phone or cell phone is a long-range, portable electronic device used for communication. In addition to the standard voice function of a telephone, current mobile phones can support many additional features such as text messaging, email, access to the Internet, and MMS for sending and receiving photos and video. Some modern day mobile phones also contain a camera in which you can take high quality pictures and videos from your phone. Mobile phones generally obtain power from batteries which can be recharged from mains power, a USB port or a cigarette lighter socket in a car. ...read more.


Type of technology the adult use - Technology 2 Description of technology The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It has various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked web pages and other resources of the World Wide Web. Advantages * Easy and fast communication around the world via email, chat sites, etc. * Unlimited information about all topics * Can do shopping from home * Can find information 24/7 * Up-to-date on everything Disadvantages * Personal information such as banking passwords can be stolen * Information can be biased as it may have been written from only one point of view * Access to unsuitable or even illegal sites is easy * Information can be unreliable as it may not have been checked and rechecked by another 'party' as they do for books. * It can also be very addictive for some people How the technology meets the needs of the adult Professionally and how it has affected the adult's working styles (the way the adult works): Alex needs the Internet in various different methods for his professional needs and uses. He uses search engines such as google.com or ask.com to do his research for different things. ...read more.


He can watch all the movies and dramas on my mp4 player and some advanced mp4 players even have the ability to watch TV on it. Evaluate Personal Needs The mp4 is good for fulfilling his personal needs because it allows him to stay up to date with all the latest TV programs that are on and all the latest movies. When he has spare time and nothing else to do, this is a great way to spend him time. For example when he is travelling on an aeroplane, it is usually a long journey so he can watch movies on his mp4 to make time go quicker. There are also disadvantages such as the battery life could go in the middle of when he is watching a film. If he does not take good care of it, the mp4 player could get damaged, and it would be very expensive to get it replaced. Social needs He can use his mp4 player socially when travelling with friends; he can show them his music and videos. If there is a party and suddenly there is a problem with the music, he can plug in some speakers into the mp4 player and then everyone will be able to hear the music. The mp4 player has many different features that can be very useful in some social situations. Take these steps for the remaining 3 technologies. ?? ?? ?? ?? Haris raja 10t ...read more.

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