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

In today's society communication technology plays a big factor in personal life as well as in the public arena.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

In today's society communication technology plays a big factor in personal life as well as in the public arena. Nowadays it is so easy to keep in touch with our friends and family all around the world with the technology of today. It has basically improved over the last ten years. Every household now has a major communication system. Many new form of communication technologies are also used in the public for business. Some of these include the mobile phone, internet, intercom, walkie-talkies, scanners, radio, television, video conferencing, computers, cash registers, fax-machines, e-mail, computers, mp3 players, i-pods, cameras, etc. In this essay I would be going into further details into each of the communication system and I would be talking about the following in-depth; mobile phones, e-mail, computers, and fax-machines. MOBILE PHONES A mobile phone, also known as a cell phone, cellular, cell, mobile, hand phone or even simply a phone, is an electronic telecommunications device with the same basic capability as a conventional fixed line telephone, but which is also entirely portable and is not required to be connected with a wire to the telephone network. Most current mobile phones connect instead to the network using a wireless radio wave transmission technology. The mobile phone communicates via a network of base stations which are in turn linked to the conventional telephone network. ...read more.

Middle

Impact on public life * It can be used for business. * Memo's can be sent to all member of an organisation via e-mail. * Customers can give feedback on product via e-mail. * Documents can be sent via e-mail. * C.V.'s can be received. Advantages > It is easy to manage your correspondence. > It is fast as it saves on the time it take to send letters. > It is inexpensive-compared to making calls, sending fax or even sending documents by post. Most e-mail service provider give free e-mail and storage. > It is easy to filter-the subject on an e-mail makes it easier to prioritise your mails. > It is private-e-mail can only be assessed by the person it was meant for. > It is reliable-if the e-mail address isn't correct you would be notified immediately. E-mails unlike post rarely go astray. Disadvantages > You can get junk mail. > Other people can sometimes have access to your private correspondence if they know your password. > It can't be used without a computer. > E-mails can't be used in a power cut. > E-mails can't be used without an internet connection. COMPUTER A computer consists of hardware and software. Hardware is the components such as the keyboard, screen/VDU (visual display unit), mouse and all the electronic circuitry inside the computer, disk, chips, etc. ...read more.

Conclusion

* It can be used for transmitting hand written notes. * It can be used for sending resumes. * It can be used for transmitting illustrations. Advantages > Does not require manual intervention No special software/telephone line required It's 100% reliable (assuming the send enters the extension number). > Does not require sender to replace fax machine with newer model (Novell intends to sell add-on devices for roughly $50 which will add NEST routing to existing fax machines). > Does not require any special modem or hardware on receiving end > Does not require support for anything beyond the basic T.30 protocol (the NEST routing information is carried in the TSI frame) Disadvantages > Requires that sender either have a new fax machine with support for NEST addressing or have a NEST addressing device added to their fax machine. > Requires that sender knows how to use NEST addressing. Widespread acceptance of Novell's scheme is in doubt since it has not been adopted by any official standards body (as has T.30 sub addressing). > It requires a special phone line from Telephone Company that is more expensive that a standard (POTS) phone line. > DID line cannot be used to outgoing faxes (requires an additional standard phone line, although a single modem can be shared between the DID and POTS line for both incoming and outgoing faxes). > Requires special hardware and modem to intercept DID signalling information. ...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 Communications 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 Communications essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    ICT and communication. We all use mobile phones for communication purposes. You can ring ...

    3 star(s)

    There are some problems with the mobile phones like the addiction amongst teenagers however people could fight it if they wanted to. Phones have more and more uses therefore fewer things are needed e.g. cameras. I think that under the communication section falls the problem of languages and how people

  2. SK-II has already established as a leading brand within its' skin-care industry. By empowering ...

    Please read on for more details on our privacy policy and practices that we apply to our collection, storage and use of personal data information relating to our members and customers: Our Pledge

  1. Free essay

    Business communication review. A group of friends and I have decided to make a ...

    Furthermore, some people are restricted to stay at home and going on a website is easy as you only require a computer and internet access to access a website. A website also has the advantage of easily being updated. For example if a company like 'Argos' had a new product it could easily update that on their website.

  2. OCR GCSE Business & Communication Task 7 Report

    If you are found breaking the Data Protection Act (1998) you can be prosecuted, therefore being sentenced to prison or face having to give compensation to the files' owner. To ensure I followed this law I made sure the information I collected within my registration form was relevant towards the requirements and was adequate for the employee's purpose.

  1. Bussines and Communication Systems

    This could lead to frustration, loss of motivation and could consequently lead to industrial action (strikes!) * If customers aren't happy with the service and products they will not be happy and take their money elsewhere this will therefore lead to the decline of the organisation as all businesses need to make money.

  2. Internet Protocol V6

    Where Ipv4 headers were variable in length, the Ipv6 header is of a fixed length of 40 bytes. The following diagram illustrates the Ipv6 datagram format. Ipv6 packet/datagram format 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

  1. ICT & Society

    This system has been in use for quite a long time and has helped both the driver and the passenger why I may say this? I say this imagine there wasn't anything like this system and we where to

  2. Comparing documents

    Comparing Newsletters A newsletter is informal and informs about news and events in an organisation. All three organisations have included a logo, JJPC's logo is located underneath the date which is in the top left hand corner and it is fairly big, so the audience can recognise which company's newsletter it is.

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