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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 2524

To check for errors and problems with the current ICT system I will use the Database as a normal user would and list down anything that prevents me from finding out the information I require and any errors that appear when exploring the database.

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* Analysis of the problem: To check for errors and problems with the current ICT system I will use the Database as a normal user would and list down anything that prevents me from finding out the information I require and any errors that appear when exploring the database. A major problem with most out of date ICT systems is that they are time consuming so a major factor concerning the design of my system is going to be how I can make it fast and reliable to use. Whatever the user requires every part of the system should work 100% efficient and gather the correct results. A way of finding problems with the current system is to check the forms, tables and queries to ensure they run and perform when needed to and the information within the database is correct. The queries could be ran to prove that the outcomes match the titles of the searches and the forms could be modified to suit the needs of the company. For example if one of the problems is that the system is hard to navigate then one of the changes to the system would be to ensure the main interface enables the user to access the internals of the database with ease and at a fast rate instead of wasting time trying to find the required pages. This could be done with the use of buttons on the main startup interface providing links to the forms queries and tables within the database itself. ...read more.

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Other features of Microsoft word is that it has spell check for any errors that can be found, paragraphing, bullet points and graphical methods to highlight and enhance the way a document looks. 2. Excel- This program is slightly more advanced to word and is not capable of processing text based documents, however excel is used as a spreadsheet and can easily make detailed spreads of almost anything ranging from a companies earnings, budgets, accounts down to the more simpler recording of money coming in and going out of the company. This program is highly successful with many businesses and forms a part of there success when running a company that is based around an ICT system. 3. Access- Microsoft access is probably the most advanced of all the Microsoft office packages and when used correctly and intelligently can be the catalyst in a companies success. It enables it users to construct a detailed in-depth database that holds vast amounts of information and data ranging from reports and tables and for the advanced user queries and forms. It is capable of recording data of any type that is stored and then later viewed as the user wishes. This program is the one that will be used in the design of the database for the new ICT System. 4. PowerPoint- This program is designed to present ideas and plans in the form of pictures and animated presentations. ...read more.

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best quality, because of this customers may get the wrong impression of a property and sales may be lost because of the misleading images of the houses. The main success behind my design was the data type that was entered in the field names for example I used drop down lists to make entering data easier for fields such as 'city' and 'county' I constructed a list from the internet and incorporated it into the database to allow users the option to select their city from a list instead of manually having to enter it themselves. I felt that a major benefit was the ability of the computer to allow me to import data from other programs into my design as it saved time and gave me reliable in-depth sources of valuable data and information. If I was working manually then I would have had to repeat various tasks by hand instead of being able to use other sources to aid my work, the copy and paste command is just one basic example of this. By using computers and databases within the estate agency gives the company an efficient and reliable system that performs to the needs of their customers and therefore improving sales and reputation, these facts alone suggest that an ICT system such as the one in question can be and is the catalyst for any company serious about their services. Page 1 of 16 Darren Preston Page 1 5/2/2007 Page Darren Preston Page 1 5/2/2007 Page 1 of 16 ...read more.

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