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    Application Software

    DTP Packages also allow more versatile manipulation of graphics and text within a page. Modern DTP Packages also have a number of built in assistants to aid production of posters, greetings cards and banners etc. Presentation Software Examples include Microsoft PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org Impress and Lotus Freelance. Modern presentations tools allow the main points of a talk to be broken into a series of slides either by manually advancing it with the mouse or make it proceed automatically as they speak.

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  2. An Explanation Of The Impact Of The Availbility Of Electronic Information On Individuals And Society

    I will explain below how ICT is available for us all. Communicating to friends and different countries - Using the internet and an increase in mobile phones contacting people from other parts of the world has never been easier. Through social networking sites like www.myspace.com, www.bebo.com and www.facebook.com I can easily make fast contact with friends and arrange plans for the weekend, find out information like homework or coursework etc, and email websites like www.hotmail.com, www.yahoo.co.uk and www.aol.com. From a few clicks of a mouse my parents and I can instantly, send and receive emails.

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  3. How wi-fi and the Internet may be used by a business.

    Such as a mobile phone, this cannot be connected via a wired connection like a pc. A final advantage for a Wi-Fi connection is that they are very commonly found, and very easy to set up. A lot of ISPs (internet service providers) offer a wireless connection to be set up by them when they install the internet connection. However if they do not a router and the correct devices can be easily obtained, form most computer stores, and are easily set up. Disadvantages A disadvantage of Wi-Fi connection is that they are easily accessible by unwanted people.

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  4. Computers in Hospitals. Computers can be used in Hospitals for two main purposes ledger systems and for patient care.

    This means that all departments are clearly informed of their budget for the whole year. This means that departments cannot spend over their allowance, as they've been informed early. Now Hospitals will be spending less time on employing workers to investigate payments being made by different departments. More money will now be available to spend on patient care. Another advantage of using a computerised ledger system is that the risk of input errors are now decreased. The computer system calculates different budgets fairly, so the element of bias is now eliminated. The computerised system increases security as only certain people are allowed to view staff budgets by entry of password.

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  5. Implications of the Internet - moral, social and commercial disadvantages of the Internet.

    Potentially, this addiction can cause problems in other aspects of life e.g. careers, family relations, friendships and issues with ones self-esteem. Of course, when morally speaking there are the typical issues concerning p*********y that it is exploitative in nature. Many argue that p*********y teaches people to view others as objects of l**t rather than someone with feelings and unique personality traits. Consequently the threat of harming the way in which we view others increases as the Internet has made p*********y much easier to consume in large quantities.

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  6. Communications and employability assignment 1

    � Communicativeness- This attribute defines if a person can communicate efficiently in order to get the right information so they can do exactly what is needed. A table of attributes Attribute Why it is valued Punctuality Employers want their future employees to come on time. Adaptability Employers need people that can adapt to any task given Willingness Employers need people that want to work hard and are willing to do their tasks Communicativeness Employers need people that have wide grammar and understand their tasks Conclusion Certain attributes are common in every type of work and others are needed by an employer in certain fields of jobs.

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  7. Task A Internet and Intranet use

    The Internet is a series of multiple computer networks linking smaller computer networks worldwide. It includes commercial, educational, governmental, and other networks, all of which use the same set of communication method. It can be used for many different things such as chatting, e-mail, news, gaming and images. It is used world wide by millions of people in modern day society. The advantages of using the internet for staff and students in Sidney stringer are: They can use many different websites to help them with research for lessons so if students got homework to research something then they can use the internet for this.

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  8. Emails ICT

    Getting opinions on topics from other users and they can prove to be really helpful, forums can be accessed by anyone and also be posted on social networking sites which could engage a variety of audience. Forums come in different sizes and also shapes. Chat rooms A chat room is an online open discussion website where you can discuss different issues with many different people at the same time, people who join the chat room vary from different parts of the world, this way you can share opinions and thought amongst others.

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  9. PC comparison and Specification

    classification of graphics memory, which varies depending on the operating condition, version of device driver and system memory[D4] size. Drives Hard Drive Capacity (GB) 500 Hard Drive Type Serial ATA1 Hard Drive Speed (rpm) 7200 Drives Speed Optical Drive Type DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM Read CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD x8, DVD-R DL x8, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x8, DVD+R DL x8, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5 Write CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD-R DL x6, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD+R DL x6, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5 Interfaces Memory Stick Slot Memory Stick(tm) standard, Memory Stick(tm) Duo, Memory Stick(tm)

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  10. Wjec alevel ict Creating a mailmerge

    I have also used formulas to update fields and work out data specifically linked to the mail merged database. Mail Merge Layout A4 size (215.9 mm X 279.4 mm) in portrait orientation Margins are set at: 3.2mm (left), 0mm (right) 25.4mm (top and bottom) Header To help promote a professional image into the header of the document I incorporated the company logo, as well as the contact detains of the Warley Painters. This included the address, telephone, fax and email address.

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  11. Selecting a suitable computer system

    The graphics card is the impressive 512MB nVidia Quadro FX 4500 that has a 128 bit memory interface when most these days only have 64 bit. This graphics card however seems more appropriate for casual gamer, and those who are not in the market for the latest graphics card. I'm unsure that Ben is just a casual gamer or if he's a games enthusiast who is very interested in his gaming. Nonetheless, this graphics card is not only supportive of the latest graphics but it also possesses enough processing power to generate smooth gaming without any noticeable lagging.

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  12. Digital Graphics Assignment 1

    Without it, it would be difficult to use and locate the image. Logitech V320 Cordles Optical Mouse 2.4GHz USB Wireless Receiver - For Business General Device Type - Mouse Wireless Receiver - USB wireless receiver Form Factor - External Connectivity Technology - Wireless Interface - 2.4 GHz Movement Detection Technology - Optical Buttons Qty - 3 Movement Resolution - 800 dpi Features - Programmable buttons, zoom wheel, scrolling wheel, Invisible Light Optical Technology Interfaces - 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A Graphics card (GPU): I will need a good graphics card to produce, manage and manipulate high resolution images from a digital camera.

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  13. Analysis Tools

    The following is a list of advantages associated with a feasibility study: 1. The study being made as the initial step of software development life cycle has all the analysis part in it which helps in analyzing the system requirements completely 2. It helps identifying the risk factors involved in developing and deploying the system. 3. It helps in making cost/benefit analysis which helps the organization and system to run more efficiently and which in turn helps in making plans for training developers for implementing the system. The following is a list of disadvantages associated with a feasibility study: 1.

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  14. Role of different departments at Bedrooms4U, personnel involved. Main processes carried out by Bedrooms4U,inputs, the processing and calculations, and the outputs involved.

    Sales People - Interact with potential customers and encourage them to purchase fitted bedrooms, also visit customers, homes to measure bedroom and finalise order. Admin Assistants - In each showroom keep a diary of each salesperson, produce & send out all correspondence from showroom (letters to customers), produce confirmations of purchases orders for goods and services (including contractors), cross check all invoices against copy of purchases, pass invoices to head office. Installation Engineers - install bedrooms with the help of contractors Administration - General day-to-day running of company, Building and office equipment maintenance, Implementing and co-ordinating changes, Implementing and co-ordinating changes (changes to office layout, company logo), informing people about changes and events.

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  15. Online services

    It includes the date and the time when the posts were published. This helps people to identify the order of the blogs. Other people are capable of leaving comments or links or e-mailing you after they have read your post. The target audience of blogs are the general public, specifically who like to read posts. Why do we write blogs? People use it in many ways; some people use it as a diary to write their personal information whereas as others use it to write about the daily goings-on of the country and etc.

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  16. Unit 35 - : Impact of the use of IT on business systems.

    Some established businesses have failed precisely because they have not been nimble enough in adapting to the new information technologies. This unit looks at how developments in IT, such as the widespread use of networks and the internet, have had an impact on organisations. The business environment has changed as a result of technology so that the border between local, national and global markets is fast disappearing. These concepts are investigated along with the purchasing of the technology itself and the expertise required to install and administer it.

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  17. The Digital Divide is used to describe the progressively growing gap between those who have knowledge of how to use the Internet and those that have not.

    These also target local, regional, or national government. It only matters that they have to be paid within each country that participates in the Internet, and generally from within the resources that are available within that country. Economically developed countries such as the United States and United Kingdom are well-equipped with the structure and costs in order to make them advance and up-to-date with the current technologies. They have enough resources of all kinds in order to create new dimensions in this digital age.

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  18. This report will contain the purpose, structure and navigation of a transactional website of www.pcworld.co.uk

    I think it meets it purpose, because I was able to contact them online and then collect my laptop from the store (screen shot shown on the next page) "Service with a smile -I have only shopped online now for two items from pc world so far, their website is very straight forward and is easy to navigate. It is usually always up and running and is quick for those of us in a hurry and with busy lives." Goods or service available PC World Home Delivery Service - Normally 7 Working Days If you order a large LCD or plasma TV, you will be able to select preferred delivery dates and slots as part of the order process.

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  19. Computer Architecture

    Output - Data is outputted when it has been executed. Instruction Set - The set of bit patterns that represent all the possible operations for a given processor. Operand - The part of a machine instruction that references data or a peripheral device. In the instruction, ADD A to B, A and B are the operands, and ADD is the operation code. Op-Code - A field or portion of a digital computer instruction that indicates which action is to be performed by the computer. Also known as command code. Machine Code - Machine code or machine language is a system of instructions and data directly executed by a computer's central processing unit.

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  20. Information Systems

    Cost-effective The cost of capturing and producing the data should be very much less than the value of the decisions made using that data. Amazon, like any company, would like to keep its costs at a minimum so making sure research is as low as possible and has the biggest impact relative to the price. Sufficiently Accurate Information needs to be accurate enough to be useful, however does not need to be exact. If the information is not accurate enough then it cannot be used as it may be incorrect and can be misleading.

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  21. Unit 34: E-commerce

    'Clicks' have an advantage here as online sites are open for use 24/7 and going through the checkout can be as simple as pressing a few buttons. Security - Many people have a fear of the internet due to the fact that they must enter their personal details and worry about what becomes of it. Therefore, any 'clicks' must advertise secure and safe sites that protect customer details - especially bank details and contact information. This can usually be determined using https or if there's a padlock next to the address bar.

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  22. User Guide

    will allow the program and system to run efficiently to its full capability, but as long as the minimum requirements are met the system and program will run. Intel Pentium 233mhz Processor 128mb RAM memory 50mb of Free hard disk space Windows 98 operating system 'QWERTY' Keyboard Mouse Colour A4 Printer 800x640 minimum screen resolution SVGA Monitor Microsoft Access 2000 Installation Guide You should follow these steps to properly install the system for your first use. 1. Insert the USB device with the Mastercare system on and go to "My Computer" (a shortcut to here is located on the desktop).

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  23. Purpose of Operating System

    * It manages how to divide the programs to run in processors. * In a multitasking computer the OS decides which application should run in what order. THE FEATURES OF AN OPERATING SYSTEM User Interface The user interface of an Operating System controls what the user sees. The user interface accepts the input from the user, interprets the command and then takes appropriate action. For example the user interface manages the opening and closing of a window, the loading of applications and software etc. Multi-tasking This interface copes with the user running more than one application at the same time.

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  24. unit 8 communication technology

    Half Duplex -this is when two devices can communicate through the same lane but not at the same time, for example when a computer is sending data to the USB drive then at that moment of transmission the USB drive can not send anything back until the transmission from the computer is finished. Duplex -this is when communication can take place from both ends at the same time, so in other words, you can send and receive at the same time, for example, mobile phones, when you call someone, both callers can speak at the same time.

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  25. BTEC Unit 8: The Roles of Network Components

    A workstation is intended to be used by one person at a time although they run multi-user operating systems. Also on a computer network used in a business for example, the computers used by the users are also known as workstations. Wireless Devices Wireless Devices in a network are designed to communicate over a network using radio waves instead of cables. This can be in the form of a wireless router (a router which is capable of wired and wireless communication) and a NIC in a computer which can send and receive wireless data. Hubs, Switches and Bridges Hubs A hub is a device which connects multiple twisted pair or fibre optic Ethernet connections together.

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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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