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  1. 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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  2. Background and Information -ICT Coursework

    Stock levels would have to increase and therefore purchase invoices would need to be managed more effectively. They are currently written in a ledger by hand, and would need to be managed by computer. The number of employees would need to be increased as each new store is created. The main problem is the organisation and storage of information such as; customer details, employee details, credit/debit card details, film details, purchases and rental dates. * In order for the staff to be able to identify the correct price for any given item and length of time rented, they have to find the correct list of DVDs and read this until they find the items code.

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  3. Computer Network

    Client Server: Used in an environment with more than 10 users where a dedicated SERVER is used. Provides centralised control of administration and the sharing and resources. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN): A MAN is data network designed for a town or city. In terms of geographic breadth, MANs are larger than local-area networks (LANs), but smaller than wide-area networks (WANs). MANs are usually characterized by very high-speed connections using fiber optical cable or other digital media. Wide Are Network (WAN): WAN is a computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. A WAN consists of two or more local-area networks LANs.

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  4. Theory of data communication

    models ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVES In this assignment you will need to show that you: * know the main elements of data communications * understand transmission protocols and models WHAT YOU WILL DO IN THIS ASSIGNMENT In this assignment you will: * explain the theory that lies behind data communications, including the basic types of communication devices, signal theory, protocols and error reduction techniques * describe protocols in common use and explain their importance * compare the OSI and TCP/IP protocol models TASK INTRODUCTION You have taken a job as a junior technician at NetCo, a company that makes networking hardware (switches, routers, etc.).

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  5. Growth of cybercrime and how_society can deal with it

    fully aware of this Section 2: A person will be found guilty if they do anything within section 1 with intent to commit a further offence such as blackmail, theft of any other offence. These offences have a minimum penalty of at least 5 years. The person will also be guilty if they have an accomplice/get someone else to commit the offences for them. Section 3: The maximum sentence is 5 years. A person will be guilty if they: * Disrupt the operation of a computer system * Disrupt or prevent access to any programs or data * Disrupt the

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  6. The Growth of Cybercrime

    The hacker had sent e-mails to his contacts telling them that he had been robbed at gun point when travelling abroad, he/she then asked for some money to help him get home. Of course Mr. Rutberg was fine but his friends didn't know it was not him and there was no way of telling them. This incident left one of Bryan's friends sending $1,200 to a bank account that wasn't really his. The issue is very common due to the mass of Facebook users and can prove to be even more serious than this story.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Explain in your own words the main components / features of an Management Information System and how it supports these functional areas

    This controls the effectiveness of the system. The system needs to be accurate, sustainable, have consistent timelines and it needs to give confidence to the user, making sure its information meets all the criteria above. An information system has 6 functions: input, storage, processing, output, control and feedback loops and closed and open systems. Input: This is divided into two different segments, which are inputting the data into the system accurately. It then needs to be stored and summarised in a useful way. The other segment is done by the user.

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  12. 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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  13. Health Book

    The Summit recognised the importance of an e-health system in Australia, and as a result, in November 2008, COAG agreed to the continued funding of $218 million to the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) - a non-profit company, established by the Australian, state and territory governments, to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information. (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2009) E-Health: New Developments Early July 2010, it was announced that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

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  14. Hands-On Glove Makers is a retails company wanting to know whether to sell on the online market. In this report I look at the positives and negatives. I look at the competition they will face from globally competitors. Laws which will also affect Hands-On

    Introduction Hands-On Glove Makers is a retail company which is based in Watford. Over time the reputation has increased through word of mouth. Orders are being taken through telephone or in their premises. They are know considering to began to sell online and I will analyse the idea of selling online for Hands-On Glove Makers. Main body If Hands on Glove Makers are to go online the must ensure they will be able to compete with the already present online market. One main leader in the online market is direct golf they manage to sell their products for as little as �4.99 to �14.99 and therefore Hands on Glove Makers must see weather they will be able to offer a similar price to what the other companies are offering.

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  15. Compare Business Documents

    To be able to fulfil its purpose the brochure needs to be eye catching, interesting and informative. And sell the brand of O2. Suitability for purpose To see if this document well suited to its purpose I have asked two people what would make them pick this brochure up; one said that they would pick this brochure up as it looks like an ideal brochure to pick a gift from, and this person was also intrigued about the golden duck. The other person I asked said that they would pick this brochure up as firstly, it states that it is free, secondly the said they would pick it up because of the pictures at the bottom of the front page, Palm Pre, Laptops and the O2 Joggler.

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  16. 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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  17. Wjec alevel ict creating a website

    The font size and styles used in the Website Warley Web Homepage "Warley Painters Awards" (Header) - Defult font, style 2, colour #FFFFFF "Warley Painters Awards" (body of text) - Default Font, style 1 and text colour #FFFFCC, size normal "Welcome to Warley Painters" (Header) - Header 1, default font, style 4, colour #FF9966 size normal "Welcome to Warley Painters" (body of text) - Default Font, style 3 and text colour #996633, size normal Warley Builders Web page "Harper Small Works" (Header) - font Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif, style 5, colour #FFFFFF size normal "Harper Small Works" (body of text)

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Employee attributes and their value

    Good teamwork results in healthy work morale. ITservices.com has 5 technicians who have to maintain the website. It's imperative that they work in a cohesive unit otherwise their combined work will not be good enough to sustain the business. Personal Creativity Creativity will allow the employee to contribute to the company's efficiency. Creative people find excellent answers to the company's problems. It furthers the company's reputation and also gives them a competitive edge. Artists, Graphic designers and web designers have creative attributes whereby their products such as web design could help a company's image.

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  22. Task G Final Evaluation

    Initial user requirements: In order to get the initial user requirements laid out I had my first meeting with the senior authority of Klassy Karaoke Limited. This discussion with the manager included the brief that they had set me and the client and user requirements as stated in the brief. We also established when the client wanted the brief met and completed with my ICT solution. The requirements included were to develop and create multimedia karaoke software which ensures a vast variety of user interaction and navigation.

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  23. 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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