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The impact of ICT on the Local Community in Southall.

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ICT in society Unit 3D - The impact of ICT on the Local Community By: Ali Zaheer Contents OVERVIEW OF SOUTHALL: 3 NEEDS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: 4 TECHNOLOGIES USED IN SOUTHALL 6 INTERNET ~ LEARN DIRECT 6 EVALUATION 6 FINANCIAL TRANSACTION ~ BANKING 6 EVALUATION 7 CCTV ~ CONTROL AND MONITORING 7 EVALUATION 8 COMMUNICATION ~ INFORMATION POINT 9 EVALUATION 9 DATA CAPTURE ~ BAR CODE SCANNER (READER) 9 EVALUATION 10 FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS 10 OVERALL EVALUATION 10 The local community: Southall is located in suburb of London, borough of Ealing it is close to Heathrow airport which is one of the busiest airports in the world, which creates lots of jobs and a large number of Southall resident are employed in Heathrow. Southall is a small area but hold a large amount of population. Southall is one of he busiest places in England. In this area the route of communication such as, roads and railways need real improvement because at the moment they are not good enough and doesn't meet the needs of the community really well. In Southall it is very difficult to settle down for a person who has just been to this town because there are no enough jobs for people to do and those with jobs are paid very less wages compared to national average wage. Southall also has a very low reputation is attracting the visitors to the town, that's because of the low employment rate. Basically this means that the people with business should give others a chance to work and pay them the same amount of wages like other employees are being paid in other towns. This town is one of the towns in England which has most problems with public transport because there are very few buses to go around and the population is bigger if a bus comes early the person still can't reach his destination in time because of the traffic. ...read more.


Before the customers didn't needed to enter their PIN number now the customers has to enter it for security reasons. Evaluation Every bank has its own ATM's machines however the bank card works in every ATM machine. These machines meet the needs of the community as people are able to withdraw money at any time. It is also quick to withdraw money as if there weren't any ATM machines it would have taken much time queuing in a lane and getting cash from the bank. It is quicker and reliable as the customer doesn't need to show ID when withdrawing money from your own account. ATM machines are safe as no one can get the data from the ATM. ICT that is used in the banks is a big advantage to people working in the bank and to the public as well. ATM's and EFTPOS services are open 24 hours 365 days in an year, this means the people in the community can withdraw money at any time so they don't have to wait for the bank to open. Another advantage is that there are a lots of ATM machines in Southall so there aren't big queues which is then quicker to withdraw money from the bank. People also need to skip queues in the banks so they can do banking online which helps the sort transaction quickly and efficiently. Online banking also has disadvantages as there is danger from hacker. You will need to provide your bank details so there is risk of you details transferred. Without ATM people in our community will face various problems they won't be able to send money abroad. People will also need to keep their money in their houses where they might face robbery. Buying house will be hard as people wouldn't be able to get loan where they will need to pay all the money. ATM's machine also play a very big role in our community banking as people doesn't keep all the money in their pockets due to risk of theft so they need the ATM to withdraw money whenever they need. ...read more.


Future Developments ICT needs to be improved for the new generation. It is hard to cope with the old technology for the new generation. For example community will need more telephone boxes on the streets they will also need to improve the facility for example some of them has the e-mail and news facility. Learn Direct will also need to improve as in the past the population of the community was less now it increased so they need to provide more centres and also more courses to give a wide choice. Community will also need to put more CCTV cameras on the streets as the crime rate increased and to put better quality cameras. To meet the needs of the community in the future the technologies needs to be updated and improved so it will meet the community needs in a better way. Overall Evaluation ICT is a big help to Southall community ICT made several changes as in the past most of the organisation had problems dealing with task now with the help of ICT everything is done is less time and with less loss of energy. ICT meets the needs of my community as unemployment rate is high with the help of ICT it provided jobs and decreased the unemployment rate. It also helps uneducated they can learn on learn direct. ICT also provide security for my community as now the crime rate is low as more criminals are caught on CCTV and charged, people can report crimes online which saves time by going to the police station and getting a report written. Lastly with the help of ICT a person who can't afford to buy computer or use internet caf´┐Ż they are provided with information points which lets them send free emails and has information. Overall without ICT people in our community would have problems and small tasks would take them long time. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ali Zaheer Candidate number: 1193 Centre no: 12414 UCI: 124140041193R 1 ...read more.

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