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

The Benefits of ICT to the System.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Report Task 6 The Benefits of ICT to the System Section 1 - Life without ICT Implementing the sub-systems on to the company's website without the use of ICT would have been very difficult, time consuming and extremely inefficient. Without the use of a spreadsheet all the calculations would have to be done separately, by calculator, this would require extensive man power and would be very time consuming. Without the use of Microsoft Word, all letters would have to be typed on a typewriter, this would have made inserting clipart or any other pictures impossible. Pictures would have had to be manually cut and stuck onto a space on the page left by the typewriter, this page would then have to be photocopied before distribution. ...read more.

Middle

Section 2 - The benefits of ICT ICT has made it infinitely easier for me to implement my sub-systems onto the company's website. Microsoft Word has made it possible for me to use a mail merge system, this has seriously reduced the time it would take to type out letters for each individual. Word also allows me to easily input and manipulate data. For example, inserting pictures or clipart or resizing and reformatting text or graphics. The use of a spreadsheet has also has great advantages over manual methods such as a calculator. For example, it is easier to add and manipulate data to a spreadsheet and the outputs are instantly changed to reflect these changes. An extremely large amount of data can also be stored in a relatively small amount of space, backups are also easily made and transported and therefore if the computer the data was on where destroyed, the data could be loaded from a backup onto another computer. ...read more.

Conclusion

Data security is also an issue, if data is kept in filing cabinets, this would require anyone wanting to steal information to actually break in to the office. With computers, data can be stolen from anywhere in the world if the target computer is connected to the internet. It is also very hard to trace the person that has stolen your data and it is very unlikely that your data will be recovered uncopied. Also if a computer is connected to the internet then it is open to receiving viruses and Trojan horses. If two companies/people are to communicate using computers, for example, sending documents to each other, then the two companies/people much have compatible software, if not then they cannot share files or communicate. If a company starts using ICT then they will have to train there existing staff to use these computers and train them every time the system is upgraded or changed. Alex Warham I.T ...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 ICT Systems and Application 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 ICT Systems and Application essays

  1. Different types of technology How I use ICT at home and at school

    It replaces boring classroom lectures, taking notes etc. to computerised activities. Students in the whole class are now encouraged to participate and students don't idly sit by and take notes, bringing forth subjective learning as some people take notes more while others take nothing in from taking notes or listening to lectures.

  2. ICT Report 2b: ICT in Organisations

    the shop floor promoting their own brand products as a form of media. Finally, Boots uses printers to distribute receipts to the customers as proof of purchases which uses the dot matrix printer. A dot matrix printer or impact matrix printer refers to a type of computer printer with a

  1. Impact of ICT on the community

    It has been proved effective in both cutting and detecting crime and because of this people now feel safer when they're out and about. CCTV cameras are a big advantage for my community.

  2. The impact of ICT on a person with special/particular needs

    life whatsoever * Sarah has become too addicted to Facebook checking it often * Facebook has become a big time-waster for Sarah Conclusion Facebook is essentially Sarah's bridge to the real world and other people. However, she is now too dependent on it and does not bother getting her social life from anywhere else.

  1. Producing documents for a company. Spreadsheet, Invoice and Website.

    * Products * Services * Price * Size * Vat and other taxes * Discounts * Availability The processes carried on the data will be: * Sum * Multiplication * Vlookup * subtraction * If * List (validation) * Percentage Output The company will use 3 different ways to present the outputs * Monitors * Paper (A4)

  2. AO4 ICT c/wk 2008-9

    This is seen difficult to deal with in society, as it reduces the trade income of shopkeepers. It is seen to reveal your dark side due to the unethical websites it provides, to make it easier to commit crimes such as hijacking someone's personal savings, or even breaking and entering for some.

  1. Design Section

    Next * What the system needs to do - Microsoft Excel allows you to get all the needs of what a system needs to do because it has all the things you need. Such as it has the apparatus to make this by using Macros, Data Validation, and VLOOKUP.

  2. GCSE ICT Coursework Booklet

    * List of all stock. * List of suppliers. I need to think about how to capture the information and how to put it in to the computer system. The suppliers would be typed in on the keyboard, with reference to the Internet.

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