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  1. Global Warming

    �Quien es la audiencia? El p�blico son las personas que est�n interesados en saber m�s sobre el calentamiento global y sus efectos en el mundo. El p�blico tambi�n incluye ni�os, porque la pel�cula muestra los dibujos animados. �La pelicula es parcial o imparical? La pel�cula es parcial ya que s�lo muestra un punto de vista, y no apoyan otras ideas. Tambi�n es parcial porque dice que todos los cr�ticos del calentamiento global est�n incorrectos. Cuales son los medios de comunicaci�n que han usado para proveer este fen�meno?

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  2. Organisational Systems Security

    risk management; Carrying out risk assessments and providing employees with updated health and safety guidelines. - This helps keep all people within the building safe. Budget setting Deciding what equipment they need or repairing existing equipment wisely as to how long has it been running? Whats its current condition? Etc. Employment contracts and security Description hiring policies Upon hiring an individual we should carry out CRB(criminal record bureau checks) This is to make sure we are not hiring anyone who is not suitable for the environment they will be working in. We should also check that the individual is qualified for the job they are applying for e.g.

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  3. Use IT tools effectively to aid communications

    This can help the visual impaired client and also the volunteer, because both of them will become aware that a mistake has been made, whereas if they didn't have a spell checker there could be a chance of noticing it. I use this tool a lot in Microsoft Word, for example for completing this assignment. As an employee of Rainbow, this tool is very useful for my clients. The spell checker lets me and the client know if there is a spell checker, and I can quickly direct the user to the mistake that was done, and correct it quite quickly.

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  4. Explain the function of the system unit components and how they communicate

    All these are called input devices because they input data into the pc. Output Devices An output device is an device that is basically used to transmit data to the outside world so we can receive the information and use it accordingly. Memory This one is a bit different from the others. Mainly because there are two common types of memory. For example, there are hard drives. This is a component that allows any kind of data to be stored in a PC, from .dll files to pictures, for an amount of time. It can also be called Information Retention.

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  5. Describe ways of identifying and meeting development needs

    For example, it is very important to be self-motivated and determined to achieve success. Without this, even the most skilled employee will not be able to succeed. With self-motivation, an employee will always have the will and desire to work harder and go that step further. This is a very good quality to have, and employers value this highly. Another good strength to have is to be hardworking. This is arguably the quality that bosses value the most in the workplace.

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  6. Explain how a person can use an understanding of their preferred learning style to help them be more effective in developing new skills.

    Kinaesthetic learners prefer to be amidst activity and it's no wonder that they are known to excel in sport. They are also usually highly confident (acting) and they're hands on approach means they excel at things such science experiments. Kinaesthetic learners are also capable of multi tasking very well and often listen to music while studying or learning. These types of learners make up about 15% of the population. While they struggle to digest information through listening or observing, their hand-eye co-ordination is incredibly high as is their reaction times thanks to their quick receptors. If someone happens to be a kinaesthetic learner then it's far more appropriate for them to develop a new skill using their learning style.

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  7. Explain how a person can identify those skills which need to be developed, and how they can develop them.

    Other people of a higher authority could also be of valuable help. Teachers who experience you first hand in a learning environment could see some or many weaknesses. For example, a lack of concentration could lead to disturbances in the classroom. At work, your boss can see you in a work environment and he would want you to be at your best because he'd want efficiency in his company to generate higher profits. His honesty could show your weaknesses at work and improving it can help you get far in your work place.

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  8. Knowledge and understanding of Word Software

    When creating a word document it is important to communicate the information that is needed clearly and accurately to the audience. To do this we have to ensure that first of all the font, size and color are suitable for the audience we are looking at. How a document is set out can help towards the understanding of the content of the text. For this reason it is important that in any word document I create I keep a professional feel to the document.

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  9. Searching process

    credit card number. But there is one problem. Paypal cannot be used when transacting for any dell products, only because Paypal is used for low transactional purposes. So this means that Paypal is not a method of payment through the dell website, this is why you cannot sign up to Paypal through the dell website.

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  10. Some advantages and disadvantages of information technology

    The significance of IT can be seen from the fact that it has penetrated almost every aspect of our daily lives from business to leisure and even society. Today personal PCs, cell phones, fax machines, pagers, email and internet have all not only become an integral part of our very culture but also play an essential role in our day to day activities. With such a wide scope for the purpose of this article we shall focus on the impact of the internet in information technology.

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  11. Impact of increasing oil prices on Ryanair

    Due to Ryanair's commitment of guaranteed zero fuel surcharges (Ryanair, 2008) costs for passengers will never increase. This ensures a great advantage compared to its competitors in attracting more customers as Ryanair has "already reported a 19% increase in passenger numbers" (Niththyananthan, 2008: B2). In order to compensate increasing operating costs the airline is planning to implement capacity reductions in form of "zero baggage flights" (Done, 2008: 17) and on the other hand increasing luggage and check-in charges, which may cause passengers' dissatisfactions regarding a decline in customers' services.

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  12. Internet Security - BTEC IT Unit 21

    The majority of this information is a record of your browsing habits, downloads and sometimes even your name and address. Techniques Anti Virus software - Antivirus software is used to prevent, protect, detect and remove all types of programs and files which are malicious to the computer. Firewall - A firewall is designed to block unauthorised access whilst permitting authorised communications and connections. It is a device/devices which is set to configure to permit, deny, encrypt, decrypt or proxy all incoming and out coming computer traffic between security domains depending in the set criteria and rules.

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  13. Compared NHS e-library and BBC news

    The date and time is available at the top of every page. Pros and cons Customization is possible. The latest news is shown at the top, News is offered in 32 languages. Advertisements can be placed with BBC. Accessibility help is obtainable. Cons Underpinning technology Why people use this in preference to alternatives Because there are many advantages and features in BBC. NHS E-library Audience and purpose The target audiences of this website are the people, who require medical advice (mainly patients) and information, and those who need to gain knowledge and do studies.

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  14. The potential risks that are involved when organisations implant a new IT system are

    High level security measures both electronically and physically can help prevent and mishaps and systems loss of data. There are so many ways that you can protect and help maintain a computer system, a few of these would be virus protection, schedule scan, clean- up tools, disk defrag, firewall, back up regularly on a regular basis. Physically measures can be a number of things a few of this are CRB check on every employee, every year, health and safety procedures, employees know where the point of call is encase of a fire. Insurance is essential to any business and this will help offset the potential risk on a small, if someone was to electrocute them self then they will sue the company, most insurance for a business would have liability cover and employers liability insurance for employees.

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  15. How employees and employers are affected by changes in IT

    2, Both employee and employers will need to get use to working with the new software so everyone will need to be trained or educated on how to use the new software. This will involve hiring a professional to teach which will again cost money for the company to pay the person they hire. Also not everyone is a fast learner as some people are slow learners this can also cause a problem if the business needs fast workers as slow learners will make slow progress and will take a lot of time for them to learn the new features of the software.

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    System and Upgrades

    Clicking on the Analyse button on the application window shows the estimated disk usage after defragmentation. We can then choose to defragment the disk by clicking on the Defragment button. Screen shots of the defragmentation process are displayed below: The screen shot above shows the result of the process. Antivirus Antivirus software prevents and removes Viruses, Worms and Trojans from the computer. Most of the antivirus software comes with built in spyware, adware and malware removal tools. Antivirus software uses different methods to detect viruses; Signature based detection, Malicious activity detection and Heuristic based detection. Signature based detection is the most common way of antivirus and other malware detection.

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  17. FEB 2009 hi-tech news

    The program easily uninstalls, and most iPhones don't get damaged or affected negatively at all. The other rising issue is that the beta version of windows seven has now been spread by Russian hackers and millions of testers are testing it out.2 However officially, there are 7 Microsoft testers and they were asked to describe what has changed...3 On the first look, it seems like the desktop hasn't changed at all but this feeling is faulty, in reality the structure has changed significantly.

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  18. Unit 2 Computer Systems

    This software will improve computers performance, also by placing clusters on one disk; you can access your data quicker. Also by using this software, the scanning time that your anti-virus normally takes will be reduced by a massive amount and it will be easier for the anti-virus software to detect viruses. Checkdisk Checkdisk is a software which checks the structure of a disk to make sure that it is in full working order, this software can also repair problems related to bad sectors, cross-linked files, lost clusters, , power glitches, and also directory errors, these problems can overpower your come in many ways such causing data to corrupt.

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  19. Data Security Of The New System

    To design this system I have had to acquire skills in using excel. These consist of making and designing tables, writing macro codes and writing formulas. When building the system I had to take certain things into consideration when it came to making the application aesthetically appealing and intuitive. They are as follows: * All gridlines, sheet tabs, column and row table should be removed so that the final product looks as professional as possible without the look of an excel spreadsheet.

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  20. how organisations now communicate individuals and society and the affect on those who do not have (or want) access to ICT.

    For disability people in 1995 there was a new era of accessibility. The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) was passed, stating that: "It's unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to members of the public'. but there are other disable people that are not phsycally able to cope with the equirpment for example people that have parkinson disease and not able to use a keyboards, mouse etc... Internet users who have impaired vision may utilize a screen reader, which reads the content of the web page, or rather the HTML code of the page, back to them.

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  21. Pascal Programming task 2 BTEC ND IT practitioners

    Pascal, designed in 1970, is an important programming language as it uses structured programming; Pascal originally is solely a procedural based language although nowadays, Pascal now has various data structuring services. The original Pascal language was created to aid people with their learning of writing programs, now Pascal can still be used for educational purposes and software development. Another type of programming language, scripting, are programming languages that manage applications (programs designed to perform specific tasks). Unlike procedural language, scripts can run applications directly from what is called a source code, a form of human-readable instructions that consist of a program.

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  22. communication services

    One popular example of an IM service is MSN Messenger. Images, files and other forms of electronic media can be transferred using instant massaging. Chat covers a range of scenarios across a range of different networks including: * internet relay chat (IRC)- an open protocol not controlled by any one provider * web- based chat offered by ISP (e.g. BT or Freeserve) or portals such as yahoo or MSN * web- based chat offered by anyone with a website- often used to solve problems on a specific topic or leisure * online role-play environments * chat rooms using SMS on

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  23. Estate report

    Within the site there is a hyperlink at the bottom of the homepage which takes you to a different site of theirs which has more then there original site and has a better look with brighter background and more information on the website. Navigation: The site is very plain and basic and not much hyperlinks or menus but although the hyperlinks are usually in the same place every time you click on them, the links are always just under the title and are always there throughout the website.

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  24. On-line Communication.

    To do this one, you need to know your friends e-mail address. E-mailing is quicker, easier and it doesn't cost you anything. E-mail also has disadvantages. You can get e-mail from someone who you don't know and your computer can get different types of viruses. It also takes time to get the reply for the message. NEWSGROUPS Newsgroup is collection of messages about a particular topic that are posted to a news server by members. There are thousands of newsgroups covering a huge range of subjects.

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  25. How organisations use ict

    * Dimensions of bedroom. * Required material, finish, handles, internal fittings and colour * Labour costs * Product numbers Processing and calculations: * VAT added * 25% of price calculated * 25% deducted from customers balance Outputs: * 3D image * Parts required * Costs * Design * Quote ICT Systems used: * Computers with LAN connection * Laser printers (Colour and Black and White) * SOP software * High specification laptops * Bedroom design software * Barcode readers * Stock database ICT has allowed Bedrooms4U to operate much more efficiently instead of spending hours designing bedroom designs by hand it can not easily be done on computer.

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