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    Compare and Contrast Major console platforms

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    Another major console platform is Microsoft?s Xbox 360 these have features such as Xbox live Sky player and Zune. Zune is a film and music player where you can watch and listen to music from the internet. Sky player allows you to watch movies and programmes from sky on your Xbox without a Sky box. But you have to have a subscription to sky. And Xbox live is what allows you to play online with your friends on your Xbox although you have to pay for Xbox live it is better than PSN as there is more features and it hasn?t been hacked so people know it is secure.

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    ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MOBILE PHONES

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    Some of these advantages include: * To call different services in case of an emergency. * To contact people who may not have access to a landline. * To keep in touch with people regardless of where they are. * To send text, picture and video messages for various purposes. * They are getting cheaper. Many people own mobile phones (see Fig.1) as they have so many advantages. Below is a graph showing the results of a survey in the U.K. The 100 people who took part in this survey were asked, "Do you own a mobile phone?"

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    Online shopping. Online shopping is a great way for providers to promote their items internationally. Its very easily accessed to anyone around the world.

    Although it is very convenient for people who are less able to get out of the house they have access to the world wide shops right at their finger tips. Online shopping is a great way for providers to promote their items internationally. Its very easily accessed to anyone around the world. There is a lot more advantages for shopping online, it's a lot more convenient to some people for example not everyone has enough time to go out shopping.

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    There are 2 types of interfaces GUI (Graphic User Interface) and CLI (Command User Interface). More people used and still uses GUI this is because it is used at home, schools and also business.

    for the window, the start menu and folders that you are enable to click and anything that you can click is classed as a form of GUI. Windows I would say is the best example of an operating system that uses GUI. This is because everything that you can visualize on windows is a GUI.

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    One of the 15 largest law firms in the world, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, supports nearly 1400 lawyers in 15 cities around the world (Kirkland & Ellis, 2011). Hardware and software are used by most of the lawyers in the company and many more people who help su

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    Having each office use the same hardware and software in every office makes supporting them easy for the company. Kirkland & Ellis LLP deploys standard set of hardware and software to each employee based on his or her position. Every employee uses either a Dell desktop and monitor or a Dell Laptop. These pieces of hardware allow the employee to connect to Kirkland & Ellis LLP's network and function as a corporation. The workstations use the Windows operating system, Windows XP. Windows XP, a Microsoft product, released its first edition in 2001 (Microsoft, 2011). While this operating system is no longer sold or supported, Kirkland & Ellis LLP decided to hold off on upgrading to Windows 7.

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    Testing Database

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    This is done using the test plan below and will be done and documented once the whole system in complete. * End-use testing - getting the end user to test the system for a day. Done by the end user to detect any errors/problems and to establish whether the system meets the user requirements Testing plan Test Number What to test How to test it Expected Outcome 1 Test switchboard and switchboard options Manually click all the buttons on the switchboard Switch board should load on database startup.

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    Colorwarepc.com is entirely an online E-commerce business, therefore the website needs to ensure that their customers information will remain 100% safe from the time which it is submitted.

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    They will frequently test the security systems and if a problem arises they can resolve it quickly. Furthermore it is important that Colorwarepc.com image doesn't get duplicated as this leads customers to sign up to Colorwarepc.com mimic, meaning that the customers personal information and financial information will be use for fraud and other internet crime. Physical security Physical security falls varies from anything like protecting a company's information on their computers to a simply locked door to more complex methods of security.

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    Ecommerce (M) BETC IT

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    For example an business have their own management way, policy and security protection etc and it works very well before they committed to an e-commerce system, they set their tasks and they finished it perfectly without anything to do with ICT, but after they committed to an e-commerce system, it's a completely different story. These management ways they had are become useless, basically the whole thing is different to their traditional way: products needs convert to meet online consumer's perspective, new technologies need to be investigated, new policy and security needs to be setup etc.

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    Verbal and Non - verbal Communication

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    In a face to face conversation or verbal exchange, the words take only 7% of the effectiveness of delivering the proper message, where as the tone of voice and non - verbal communication consists of 38% and 55% respectively (Bradbury, 2003). The aim of this presentation is to examine how communication of messages could be carried out effectively with the maneuvering of both, verbal and non - verbal cues, in the absolute correct way. Some methods to ensure proper communication would be to listen attentively to the speaker, keep eye contact, keep an open attitude to both the speaker and the listener, body language and feed back.

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    Mobile phones: a blessing or a hazard?

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    Also businesses are already taking full advantage from the invention. It helps them keep in touch with potential customers and business partners. It means for them being in touch all the time with a moving and competitive environment. A painful experience Mobile phones may offer security and may even save your life. A personal experience I had was when I was travelling from Coventry to Heathrow airport with my husband to catch a flight. On the way the car suddenly broke down on the motorway.

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    Explain the role of web architecture in website communications

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    Blog A web page that presents short journal entries in chronological order, newest first, is typically referred to as a "blog" or "weblog." Most blogs emphasize links to other pages and sites, and most entries are short commentaries or even simple one-sentence links to an interesting page somewhere else. Many blogs are concerned with current news events and often provide unabashedly partisan commentary. "Blogging," of course, is the act of writing a blog; those who write blogs are sometimes referred to as "bloggers."

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    Real time inforamtion

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    There are RTI signs currently located in the local bus services all around London. Countdown is an electronic information display system that gives people waiting at bus stops real-time information on bus arrival times. The increasing use of information technology and electronic communications has raised travellers' Expectations on the provision of transport information. Increasingly a printed timetable at a bus stop falls short of the mark, and passengers now expect relevant, accurate and timely information to allow them to make informed decisions on travel choices.

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    The telephone one of the best.

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    By 1880, the first public telephone system were in use, although they had hardly any subscribers. Early telephones were connected by wires to a telephone exchange, where operators would connect the two wires by hand which was very hard when the invention got bigger and more people were using it. The invention of automatic switches in the 1890s allowed the exchanges to connect calls without going though an operator, where there could be problems or mistakes which all lost time.

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    Hacking today.

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    These hackers as they are called have various techncal ways to harm ones pc .It is not as tough as it seems.Anybody with basic knowlegde can get on with this sneaky business.no expertise knowlegde is required.Only a linux based system and basic knowldge about hacking is to be known and thats all. It has a become a serious pest.There is no end to it.

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    The Future of communication.

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    People will become more open to discussion or chat. Interaction of any kind is an important form learning, even body language; people will be more expressive and affectionate with each other. Who knows? The world may be a safer and ever more comfortable place to live?. I mean, we have seen single-interest groups - pro-choice, environmental, animal rights, and gay rights groups being the most prominent in the past centuary. Although I am always feeling since reading about the hardcore 60s that social revolution has wilted to becoming defensive battles, which seem very unlikely to create broad social change.

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    Communication in Boots.

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    In Boots they have lines of communication which is formal way of communicating. They have both main categories of communication which are oral and written. Lateral communication In Boots they have lateral communication is communication which takes place across the different functional areas and is usually the same level. For example; 1 A meeting between marketing sales and finance about the following month's advertising campaign. 2 Possibly a training exercise/event run by human resources 3 A design brief from sales to production with information on the product(s)

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    Administrative systems - The place where I worked for 'work experience' was in Tesco plc in Covent Garden.

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    The company operates 800 stores throughout Europe. What is meant by the term 'administrative systems'? Administrative: relating to the arrangements and work, which is needed to control the operation of a plan or organization. System: a way of doing things. 'Administration system' is a procedure/process to help the business run smoothly. Why are administrative systems important to a business in general? It is important for a business to have 'administrative systems' in place to: * Save money * Help the business run smoothly * Make it easy for supervisors to manage their staff. * Save resources * Save time The main systems at my work placement are: * Answering the telephone.

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    A Report on My Office Job Environment

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    Research methods: I hope to research the internal and external ways in which the company I have chosen communicate. I hope to collect this information from 4 sources, my mum, her boss the Internet and by books. I will collect as much information as possible to. It also helps me a lot that my contact is my mum and that she works locally my mum should be able to give me enough information to help me complete my research. Year 11 Communication studies Communication Methods: * Letters: a letter is a written form of communication mainly used for external communication.

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  19. - Evaluate a given system specification (hardware and software) in respect of its ability to create and edit graphic images and detail potential improvements and consequent benefits

    - It work faster with significant performance enhancements for example give greater control over pixel placement of design elements, improved file opening and saving and quicker bitmap and vector operations. - It improves type handling with the enhanced Adobe text engine, allows copy and pasted double-byte characters from illustrator and Photoshop without loss of fidelity. Also firework is good at integration between programs, e.g. import Photoshop and Illustrator files while maintaining color matching, element fidelity, and editing capability. - It help ease the process of website creation, it reduces development time by exporting multipage, clickable website comps etc.

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  20. Information systems - After a research at Salchester arms hotel, the following recommendation is made to improve the information system:

    For many years now, ASSD system is one of few global leaders concerning Hotel Management Software. To constantly observe the market and focus on the needs of the customers. Data For Salchester Arms Hotel employee's data is needed by the human resources department for contractual agreements, while the receptionist needs room availability data, for them to be able to make bookings. Publicity needs room to revenue rates data to be able to attract customers by showing the hotels rates and revenue data. Accounts and auditing departments also need data such as personal records to keep track of the revenue the hotel receives and payments they make.

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  21. I had to create an event driven application for the company Kris Arts Media, in order for them to be able to have a working calculator that provides their customers with a brief estimation on how much the cost will be to print out certain brochures

    Name Text Text Box Name Text 2.2 - Data Storage Furthermore, the need for storage space will not be required within this event driven programme, additionally, the user will be able to use the calculator to gain an estimated quote, however there will not be a need for the company, "Kris Arts" to store the data for future reference, seeing as the event driven programme is only an estimation 2.3 - Action/Event Table Action Event User makes a basic selection No event happens User clicks a button on the application Programme starts the calculation process User clicks the "Calculation Cost"

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  22. In this part of the assignment I will be explaining about the implementation of direct communication between two network devices. To implement the direct communication between two computers, you need to make sure the computer cables are connected correct

    To implement the direct communication between two computers, you need to make sure the computer cables are connected correctly and the computer system are on and ready to use.

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  23. Ict in business. ICT systems in each garden centre - hardware and software.

    cheap way of doing because the when the system is off, they wont be able to see the printer available The templates which they have saves time however if the system breaks down there will be no printer or templates Department ICT systems on the nursery site Hardware linked in a local area network (LAN) with a single server. There is a workstation for each member of staff in each department of the Head office as well as one in the warehouse and one in the head gardener's office.

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  24. Employment oppertunities

    Since many companies and shops now have their own personal websites they are always hiring web designers to make the websites for them. Many people are now choosing to study this skill as it is a demanding industry and better skills are constantly needed as there is a lot of competition between web pages. Since there is so much technology now available, it has created many jobs for people to help with it.

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  25. Ict Entertainment

    Cassette/ CD players are hardly seen these days as they are not as convenient and easy to carry around. With an MP3 player you can store many songs on them by simply connecting it to a computer and transferring the songs you want onto it. I have previously owned a CD walkman and I have to say, it is much more convenient using an MP3 player as I do not have to carry around multiple CD's as all my songs are one the one device. As well as playing music, some can play videos and display photos. Another entertainment device that has seen vast improvements over the years is Nintendo's handheld consoles.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • To what extent does research support a link between stress and the immune system?

    "In conclusion to the experiments it is seen that stress is almost a definite cause of a suppressed immune system although it may not be the only reason that the immune system is suppressed. As it is not entirely sure whether stress causes the suppression of the immune system or the suppressed immune system leads to stress."

  • To What Extent Was the Poor Law a New Poor Law?

    "The new poor law was a new poor law. Due to social, political, and economical circumstances, it was necessary for the time, as the old system was ineffective, inefficient, and bad for the poor. The new laws meant that there were tighter controls over the parishes and the poor; this made less chance of uprisings and rebellions. I agree similarly to the ideas of Digby; recent investigations on the Old Poor Law have produced convergent conclusions. They emphasise that relief under the Old Poor Law was essentially a response to population growth, under-employment, and low wages, rather than their causes as the Royal Commission's report alleged."

  • This research that I've done will discuss about the effectiveness of the Light Railway Transit (LRT) in Kuala Lumpur.

    "10.5 CONCLUSION In a nutshell, Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway and Malaysia's Mass Transit have some similarity in term of technology and facilities. However, Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway is more advanced than Malaysia's Mass Transit as they had started very early in the late 60's. Effectiveness of Malaysia's Mass Transit can be improved gradually and hopefully they can be as good as Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway. APPENDIX 1. Map showing Hong Kong mass transit routes. Source: www.mtr.com.hk"

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