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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 2064

Information Technology Communication.

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Information Technology Communication. By Philip Edward Warman. E-Mail is the new modern way to Communicate. Most people have excess to the internet Now meaning that they can send E-Mail to anybody in the world for example you can meet people over the internet and then get to know them better by E-Mailing them. You can use E-Mail to buy things of the Internet anything from a Television to a new car. This all good but I want to know now it all works. Also in this course I will investigate how people and other things like Machines use other stuff to communicate. Land Lines(The telephone) The Telephone was one of the first things used to communicate to each other it has been around for along time. Around about when the phone was created operators would have to connect one phone to another what took a lot of time but since the late 1960's early 1970's all of the phones can connect to other phones now very easily using computers this does this by the computer connecting the two lines together making the two lines able to communicate to each other. ...read more.

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and a subscription to your provider (many are free).Using email Prepare your message off line - typing your message online will increase phone charges. Get a connection to the Internet by running your email software (you will need your password). Entering your password correctly gives you a connection to your provider's computer and access to your mailbox. At this point you can check incoming mail sitting on your service provider's computer or send your prepared message. Log-off or close your connection. Features of email Automatic reply to messages Auto forward and redirection of messages Facility to send copies of a message to many people Automatic filing and retrieval of messages Addresses can be stored in an address book on your computer and retrieved instantly Notification if message cannot be delivered Automatically date and time stamped Signatures can be attached Files, graphics or sound can be sent as attachments, often in compressed formats Password protection of documents . Benefits of email Instant delivery of your message Available 365 days, 24 hours per day Cheap - charges are local call rates Facility to send the same message to more than one person . ...read more.

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These backbone providers have very fast permanent connections to various sites around the world. Home users use telephone lines or cable connections to access the Internet. They connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who will charge them a flat monthly rate or according to the time they spend on-line. As well as paying the service provider the home user may have to pay the telephone or cable company for the cost of the telephone calls, usually charged as a local call. Once connected to the Internet it is possible to access a wide range of services from around the world. In the next section we will look at just some of the services available to the user. Other ways to use the Internet. There are many ways to use the Internet other than those previously discussed. People can join interactive games groups and compete against each other, talk to each other using Internet Telephony, use video conferencing to see each other, share applications on each other's computer, or broadcast radio or television live on the Internet. In short anything that can be done with computers can be done over the Internet; the only limit to the amount of data you can transfer is the connection speeds at both ends. ...read more.

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