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AS and A Level: Information Systems and Communication

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  1. Business and Information Technology, What are the input, processing and output of UPS package tracking system?

    Data are also reorganized so that they can be tracked by customer account, date, driver, and other criteria. Output: Output occurs when all these information is spread by the company?s Intranet to the management team, distribution centers, customer service centers, etc. Latest information can also be found at the UPS?s official website (www.ups.com) from where the customers can access the information (package?s current location, arrival time and location, delay time for bad weather conditions if occurs and other notices) they need. Cisco systems also enable potential customers to track shipments from their own websites and get automatic updates about their packages, rather than visiting theUPS site.

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  2. Effective communication in the workplace.

    It depends on that audience as to what language you use, what approach you have towards them, how you put your words together and how you transfer the message. Cultural differences: any cultural differences need to be addressed and catered for. Cultural differences could be seen as a barrier to communication in some situations, some words or signs that don?t cause offence to one person could seriously offend a person from a different culture. Staff should be trained if working with a variety of people from different cultures and should all know how to address the situation.

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  3. Features of database design

    There are many forms of databases the two examples above are two of the more well-known ones. Normally to access information from a database you need a database management system (DBMS) which is a collection of programs that lets you enter and organise a database. Relational Databases A relational database is a database that has multiple tables for separate categories; for example one of the tables could be a table of customers with names, addresses and phone numbers while the second table will consist of, or describe an order which will have; the product, sale price and date ect.

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  4. (Unit 2) M1 - Windows 7 and Mac OS X comparison

    [1] Features Windows 7 has less features then Mac OS X. However features everyday tasks such as Jump List which gives you fast access to your favourite pictures, songs, websites, and documents. Its task bar is new and improved; it has ?better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons, and more ways to customize?.[2] The more features windows have the slower the OS is. Mac OS X is fast operating and can run loads of computer operations at the same time. Compared to Windows 7, Mac OS features applications are not everyday tasks, they are more active and entertaining applications.

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  5. Using ICT for Communication, Informatiopn and Commerce

    http://socialmediatoday.com/christinainge/331056/six-alternatives-traditional-blog Online chats and messaging For people to communicate with others over the internet is the purpose of online chat and messaging. This saves a lot of time as it is instant. 1. The account is free to be registered so no cost to run and it is completely free as there is no membership fee. 2. Saves a lot of time so more conversations will happen as there is no need for letters. 3. People will get too lazy and will forget the traditionalism.

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  6. Communication on the internet can also range from email, chat rooms, forums, instant messaging and online texting

    Using the email is just like posting a letter via a post box, except it is done quicker, free and over the internet. The email service on the internet is a good service for informal and formal communication. People such as business workers will use the email to send an email to a supplier asking for more supplies, asking another shop within their company if they have something in which a customer wants, and many more reasons. As you can see from the quote below, more people are using the internet to send e-mails than they are using the post,

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  7. Report on designing an application form.

    The application form uses its own colour scheme which is: Blue,White and Purple on the application form which Lifestyle also use on all of their documents, including their website, Brochure and any of documents. The Application form does not use any bullet points but does use tick boxes, for the customer to tick which can save them writing like yes or no. The application form looks like it has been proof-read well, all capital letters are uses where suppose to, like on subtitles etc.

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  8. ICT revision notes - IT project management

    âEach task should be clearly defined so a member of the team could take it away and work on it. Allocating Tasks âOnce the tasks have been identified, the next step is to allocate the tasks to different people in the team. âNeed to be in a sensible sequence âNeed to give tasks to those with the most appropriate skills. Estimating Time âA fairly accurate estimate of the time to complete the tasks is needed in order for the more senior managers to allocate the resources for the project.

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  9. Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogs

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogs Advantages Blogs are a great way to express personal opinions on any topic; giving you freedom of speech It's an easy way to share knowledge and experiences with other people. As well as learning new information from other people who blog. Make friends online, you can meet new people who share the same interests as you and find out about them on their blogs. Can be used as a diary, where you can express your thought and feelings You can make just as much money with a blog as you can with a website.

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  10. Describe the future of the Internet.

    Faster speeds are more desired to better the game play online, due to the internet increase many people across the world can play together, with gives more of a variation, but time difference can be a problems. Games that have highly contributed to the growth of online gaming are: Call of duty series, Fifa series and World of war craft. These games require faster internet connection to get the full experience which can be a handicap for some players. Wireless (Wifi)

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  11. Applied ICT in business scenario answers

    (b) Text can be entered into a website using a keyboard. Describe how other input devices can be used to enter information for inclusion in a website. A microphone could be used to input voice, as well as a scanner to input images or text documents. Also a plotter could be useful to input new designs. A digital camera to take photos and upload those (4) (c) Describe pop-ups, their drawbacks to the company and how these drawbacks can be overcome.

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