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The Social, Moral and Cultural Effect of Introducing ICT to a system

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The Social, Moral and Cultural effect of introducing ICT to a system Information Technology has brought a variety of jobs, benefiting most people. However, some people have lost their jobs due to their lack of IT skills. There are three categories that affect the introduction o ICT to a system: Social, Moral and Cultural. Social The social effect of introducing ICT to a system is that it has created more, new jobs and has also lost jobs. Taking the leisure center into consideration, information regarding customers could be stored onto computers, therefore making it confidential and also saving time, because you can word-process it in, rather than writing it on paper. This would make jobs much easier, as the staff wouldn't have to sort information out manually, but they could easily type all the data on the computer, therefore all information would be stored there and more office space would be created. Some of the jobs produced are: > Data Processing Staff > Web Designers > Technicians > System Managers > Network Managers The center will need people that match the specifications given. The disadvantage is that it will cost money to install and hire all these people. The advantage is, is that the tasks will be made much easier and more office space will be created. ...read more.

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Viruses are fairly critical, as they can erase or harm and data held on the computer. Hacking is when someone tries to break into other computer systems; this is unauthorised access to files. Hackers deliberately try to cause damage to the computer system they are attacking. They often do this by deleting important files or altering data. This is quite dangerous, because if it happens to the leisure center, then the entire member's data, financial records could all be erased. To protect the computers from computer crime, you can install: > Anti-Virus programs > Firewalls > Encryption Anti-Virus programs are set up to scan files when they are opened, copied, or downloaded form the Internet. The only problem is that you have to keep updating the programs at least every six months, as lots of new viruses are made every day. Firewalls are made to block harmful forces away from the computer. You can use a firewall to prevent any unnecessary and unpleasant websites and hackers. It filters information coming through the Internet into your private computer system. Encryption is protecting data files that contain confidential or sensitive information while sending over the Internet. This is done by coding, or encrypting the data so that nobody can read it, unless special decoding, or decryption software is used. ...read more.

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This is very useful for the leisure center, as people can book sessions for beauty treatments, sport courts, etc, using an online system on a website specially made for the leisure center. Also, to improve the leisure center, they can use the web page to display offers, new equipment, etc. Cashless Society > Direct Debit cards are when money is taken out of your bank account electronically. > Credit cards are similar to debit cards, except you receive a bill at the end of each month. From the bill, you can pay all the money off straight away; or you can pay the minimum amount stated. However, any bills not paid off usually draws attention to large interest payments. To make these cards more secure, banks have changed them to 'smart cards', or 'integrated chip cards'. This means that the data is held on a small silicon chip instead of a magnetic stripe. This is an advantage, as it makes it very hard for criminals to copy the data and get money. These are a good benefit, as members and customers can use these cards in case they haven't got enough money with them, or if they want to book any appointments for beauty or health treatments, etc. This way, if they want to cancel any appointments, the money can go back onto their accounts. ?? ?? ?? ?? Senjuti Gupta 1 Social, Moral and Cultural effects of ICT ...read more.

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