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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 2003

Investigation of Two Different Organisations' use of ICT

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Portfolio 1 - Business Systems Section A - Investigation of Two Different Organisations' use of ICT Introduction In this section of our portfolio we will be investigation how two different organisations, Babcock Infrastructure Services, and Thorpe Park, use ICT in their business. I will be writing a report that investigates the use of ICT in these businesses and will be comparing the two business and analyse how different companies use ICT differently. Organisation 1: Babcock Infrastructure Services Babcock Infrastructure Services overview The organisation that I attended for my work experience, which took place over two weeks, was Babcock Infrastructure Services. They are a group of engineers and architects who specialise in the design and construction of offices and schools. The offices are situated in West Ealing and are responsible for the construction and improvement work on many of the schools and offices in the area. They fund themselves and earn their own design and construction contracts, and when I attended I worked in the design section of Babcock which is concerned with the design of buildings. I particularly worked on a school project in which building a new school from scratch. ...read more.

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The computer can also perform calculations for you and the designs can be created on screen. The designs can also be accessed using CAD and can be sent anywhere electronically, and changes can be made straight away. Microsoft Internet Explorer used for employees to communicate with each other and with clients via email. Microsoft Office 2003 used to create letters for clients and memos for other staff. Reports are also created to keep track of progress of current projects. Time Sheet Professional used to create time sheets to keep track of employee shifts and working hours. Organisation 2: Thorpe Park Thorpe Park overview The organisation that I attended with my school for a trip was Thorpe Park. They are an amusement park specialising in providing enjoyable rides and shows. The amusement park is situated in Surrey. They provide a service with many rides such as, Stealth, Colossus and Nemesis. When I visited I investigated into the ways they use ICT aswell as test riding some of the rides available. Using ICT in Thorpe Park ICT is used in many different ways, such as powering the rides, security, management of finances, records of numbers of people entering, advertising and provides the availability to find information and booking online. ...read more.

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Security is also managed by computers as they are less likely to make an error in the work they do like humans. Comparisons between the use of ICT in Babcock Infrastructure Services and Thorpe Park Both the organisations have one main objective which is to make money. They also make their money in the same way by providing a service. In Thorpe Park ICT was used more for security and making sure that everything was running smoothly whereas in Babcock Infrastructure Services ICT was mainly used to create information and develop on it. However, both organisations used ICT as it is more reliable, secure, accurate and more professional than using other means. Babcock Infrastructure Services uses ICT to create designs, and store information about buildings they create such as measurements and appliances. Thorpe Park uses software programs in order to make sure their systems were secure and running well. Babcock Infrastructure Services used hardware that would help them create and send off information to other employers or clients such as drawings measurements, ideas etc. Thorpe Park used hardware mainly for advertising and security benefits e.g. Metal detectors, Digital cameras, CCTV cameras and Seat restraints. Both organisations information came from internally as they both provided a service. ?? ?? ?? ?? Alak Patel 11T 1 21/12/2008 ...read more.

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