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Types of ICT used and their purposes.

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Types of ICT used and their purposes ICT is used in all departments of the company but different types of hardware and software packages are used for many of the jobs. Varndean uses many software packages to fulfil the needs of their customers and these are some of them: word processor (Microsoft word), desktop publishing (Microsoft publisher), graphics package (PhotoShop), web pages are designed using Dream weaver, save instant accounts and web-browser. To accomplish the jobs within the company specific hardware imput devises are needed such as a * Joystick: which is a lever that allows the user to move the pointer in all directions and controls keep moving even if the cursor is stopped. These are mostly used for CAD/CAM systems. * Scanner: This scans text and pictures that can inturn be printed on paper. The image in divided into grid boxes and each box can be represented with a zero or a one (called bitmap). * Graphics tablet; This is an electronic tablet and a stylus (pen). When the stylus is moved it is detected into digital a signal that is sent to the computer. This is effective for tracing drawings. * Microphone; Sounds are converted into electronic data which can be seen on the screen and heard. ...read more.


U BETTER NOT COPY THIS ALL!! How does ICT help individuals to communicate more effectively? With the use of ICT, communicating between computers can be done making the process quicker and saving money. Adverts, leaflets etc can be processed and then sent to another computer via e-mail to be printed out which leaves the first computer free for more work to be made and printed. In the Purchasing department there are no internal communications made, but externally websites are used to sell and buy products. Many of the departments are linked together through the computers such as finance which is linked to be able to do reports and bank statements. Externally the finance department makes VAT returns and record tax that the company pays. The operations department communicates the most so that all of the workers in the company know of the changes that have been made by another worker. Externally the major way to communicate with the customers is by sending the CD to the schools and also to try and find bugs in the system. Where are these types of ICT used? In each department ICT can be used in a different way and have different effects, this is how it is used in firstly, * The SALES Department First a mail shot is sent to all schools, which tells the people about all of the products and inviting them to a seminar. ...read more.


In the purchasing department it would be a huge improvement to automatically see check what has been purchased and how much has been sent. In the finance department the workers feel that it would benefit to see how much of the products are sold and also would be good to analyze the products. Lastly the operations department could be furthery improved by testing the products more before they are mass-produced and sent to the customers. Introduction For my case study I am studying a small company called Varndean E-Learning. I have researched the four major departments of the company and I am going to explain how the company runs using ICT, the four departments are: * SALES- this department generates and manages the sales of the product or the services of the company. * PURCHASING- this is responsible for buying everything that the company needs; stock control programs are often used. * FINANCE- this is responsible for dealing with the customer's money, pay bills and sends invoices. Also pays the company's employees and the taxes are properly paid. * OPERATIONS- this is the part that is responsible for the core of the business. It is the things that the company does to make its money. E.g. selling a product made by someone else or manufacturing a product to sell. ...read more.

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