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Identify and describe all the types of information and communication technology (ICT) from pages 505-506

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Identify and describe all the types of information and communication technology (ICT) from pages 505-506 Developments in technology have immensely improved business communications with messages delivering instantly, over great distances to a number of people at the same time! There are various types of electronic media: Internet: The internet consists of a vast amount of sources of information which businesses and individuals with a computer have access to. With the help of broadband, websites containing images and text can be quickly downloaded. The internet has many uses for businesses some of which are: it is used for advertisement; advertising job to employees or even advertising the company, it can be used to allow people to view financial reports or company's mission statement, companies can gain market research information and it allows customers to buy products of the company using credit card details. Intranets: An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet protocols and network connectivity to securely share part of an organization's information or operations with its employees. ...read more.

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They are also useful in a large organization such as a doctor in a hospital with a 'bleeper' alerting him to a message waiting for him on a prearranged telephone number. Video conferencing and teleconferencing Videoconferencing is a method of communication which allows individuals in different locations to communicate through videos (they can view their surroundings). Individuals can see each other in monitors with the use of cameras and talk to each other via telephone lines. This is useful when employees need to interact face-to-face. It also saves the time taken to get to a central meeting place. Teleconferencing is where many people are linked together in one line. Each person can talk to each other. Laptop computers: Portable computers mean that business people can work in different locations to their office. They allow people to continue working during train journeys, for example. With satellite link, they can also email each other therefore it prevents working time from being wasted. ...read more.

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Individuals and organizations may not be able to fully process all the information sent, therefore resulting low efficiency. Introduction: At the beginning, electronic media can create problems as employees need to adjust to them. the staff need training which is time consuming and mistakes can be made if the information is not stored, as there may be no written record. Employees may also work at a slower pace as they get used to the new methods. Misuse of new technology: It is evident that employees spend time using the internet and email facilities that is necessary (maybe for personal use and etc). Browsing the internet and constantly checking email for new messages can waste working time. Confidentiality: Sometimes the electronic media send messages that be viewed by people other than the intended receiver, which can be a problem is the sender sends confidential messages. Viruses: Computer viruses spread really quickly and it can damage information kept on computers. Viruses can be sent through emails which is risky to the receiver, even though anti-viruses can be used to protect computers. ...read more.

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