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U 3A ICT at the place of employemnt

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Introduction In this piece of coursework I will be looking at how a particular adult uses ICT at their places of employment. My study will concern my Uncle. He works as an accountant for an insurer's representative company - The Association of British Insurers (ABI). ICT at Work Company building Access Smart Card For a start, to enter into his work building he needs an electronically recognised card which grants him and his fellow colleagues' instant access through the doors. This is a simple and smart way developed by the company to allow access for its employees, while at the same time restricting access for any unauthorised persons. Telephone line In his office my Uncle has a telephone for internal and external phone calls. This is there so that there is a quick, timesaving and effective way of communication throughout the company. This can also be used to phone outside the building for other uses e.g. such as phoning home. ICT Personal Personal Computer My Uncle's computer is a Dell Dimension. It features a fast processor speed of 2.8GHz, a Ram Memory of 512Mb and a hard drive of 80GB. ...read more.


Television My Uncle uses TV as a means of leisure and entertainment, but also as well as a means of receiving news and learning in the form of documentaries. Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. A television normally receives its programmes via an antenna which picks up broadcast signals. However nowadays TV is going digital and there are now much more channels available to view, if you subscribe to one of these. At home my Uncle is subscribed to Ntl. Ntl is a cable operated digital television service that allows us access to a wide range of channels. Ntl is now changed to virgin media. The TV we have is a Samsung LCD flatscreen (pictured). An LCD is a Liquid Crystal Display television as indicated by its name, a television using LCD technology - generally TFT(Thin Film Transistor), as opposed to cathode ray or plasma for its visual output. PSP At home my Uncle has a PsP games console so that when he is bored or at the weekend, he can relax and play on his portable PsP multimedia gaming console. ...read more.


USB Features * Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging * Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML * Games: Yes + downloadable * Colors: Silver * Camera: VGA, 640�480 pixels, video - Java MIDP 2.0 - Push to Talk - T9 - Calendar - Currency converter - Calculator - Stopwatch - Built-in handsfree Battery * Standard battery, Li-Ion 820 mAh * Stand-by Up to 345 h * Talk time Up to 5 h 50 min Evaluation I think that although there is not much in the ways of ICT, the technology that he uses is sufficient enough for his job and lifestyle, for e.g. The mobile phone that he uses, although average, have all the useful features he needs for communicating; the telephone lines at work do their job allowing communication throughout the company and at home he has a line for people to contact him at out-of-work hours. The messenger service is also reliable for his social needs. The Samsung flatscreen TV is a great way to watch TV/movies in his personal time. Also in his spare time the Playstation Portable multimedia gaming device is an all-round entertainer allowing him to play games view pictures and watch videos. ?? ?? ?? ?? Usman Akram Centre Number: 13411 Candidate Number ...read more.

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