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    Database Coursework on a Vehicle Rental System: Analysis

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    On occasion, the business also serves the self-moving industry by providing them with large vehicles for transporting heavy items to new destinations, such as when people are moving house. The offices and garages of the business are situated in Portadown, and they have been providing a vehicle rental service to the town and surrounding areas since 1985. The business is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday, and it closes at 1pm on Fridays. On Saturdays it's open from 11am until 4pm, and it is closed on Sundays.

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    E-Commerce Laws and Legislation - The Data Protection Act

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    6. Processed in accordance with the “data subject’s” (the individual’s) rights. 7. Securely kept. 8. Not transferred to any other country without adequate protection in situ. This has an impact on businesses because they must ensure anyone involved in collecting or accessing personal data is fully aware of the laws and legislations and they must be monitored to ensure the Act is being followed. If the Data Protection Act is breached in any way the Information Commissioner’s Office has the power to issue fines of up to £500,000 to small businesses. For many start-up companies this would be devastating.

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    Investigating a Transactional Website (www.latestdvd9.com)

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    Structure and Navigation Site Structure The website is structured in a very simple way. From the main homepage there are the further five subpages, which you can see in the screenshot below. These pages are subordinated to the homepage. When going to a DVD, this opens a new page that shows only the DVD and its information. Using this navigation bar customers can mainly find out information about the purchase of DVDs or find the most popular DVDs of the week.

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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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    Assignment A: Analysis of Transactional Website

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    There are several different navigation tools, this include a search box and a specific sports search. The drop down menu is about specific sports and allows the uses to pick specific sports and items to do with that sport. There is another Navigation bar on the main page (right) is used to link the user to specific sports related page. The tool bar also has the company's logo to remind the company where they are and what site they are on. Once the user has clicked on a specific sport on the navigation bar it takes the user to the sports homepage within the site its self (right).

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    Information Age

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    It has also given us information about the ticket fare and also includes various information, such as: ticket fare for pick up and off seasons, means to buy the ticket online. All the way through network rails website can get information about the tram services that goes around other big cities in the UK such as Birmingham, black pool, Croydon, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. Further more, if we need a fast journey it also provides information about the tube services in different areas around London such as: Docklands Light Railway Glasgow Subway ,Liverpool Underground London Underground ,and metro.

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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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    Computer Crime

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    Botnets are created to be rented out for their combined computing power to send SPAM, host phishing sites, or sell fake anti-virus software (see appendix - figure 1 for scam estimates). (Peter Guerra 2009) New and emerging technologies and their impact on personal privacy protection I-Phone Released June 19, 2009, the Apple I-Phone 3GS, third generation , is a 'smart phone' with inbuilt GPS, voice recognition system, 156, 650 downloadable applets, touch screen, iPod and the list goes on (Wikipedia Contributors 2010).

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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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    Risks of Having a Facebook Account. Immediately after the discussion in class regarding Facebook privacy, the first thing I did when I got home from school was to check the limitedness of my Facebook profile to people whom I have no connections with.

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    I clicked my name and realized that only a larger version of the thumbnail of my current profile picture is further revealed upon clicking my name. I checked some of my friends' profiles and theirs disclosed a few of their friends. This revelation is already quite jeopardous since spammers and people who are up to no good can collect information and also be able to verify assumptions through one's set of friends. Also, the friends who are revealed, especially those who have weak privacy settings, are put in a risk.

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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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    Unit 3 - Impact on Information Availability

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    All of these websites listed are everyday sites which I use as helpful aids in my life, but I also use the internet for my interests and hobbies. I frequently visit sites such as Skysports to check all the latest football news and fixtures as well as visiting online forums to discuss a variety of issues. Forums allow discussion between select groups of people who share common interests from A-level forums to Golf forums; it is easy to find one relevant to your interests.

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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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    Computer Science Info-Age & Ethics

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    Forgery (of E-mail) 2. Assault (on your Web site, E-mail box, or computer system) 3. Fraud (cyber scams) and 4. Robbery (theft of valuable information) Various types of people commit computer crimes. The two most familiar being hackers and crackers. A hacker is a person who enjoys exploring the details of a programmable system and how to stretch their capabilities. A cracker is one who breaks security on a system. Although hackers and crackers both break into computer systems, their motives are different. Hackers seem to break into computer systems for the intellectual challenge. Crackers are considered malicious with the intention of harming or causing damage to a computer system.

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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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    Networking Systems. Network Cabling, Network Interface Cards,Network Connectivity

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    Linux is a classic example of a client-based server. * What is meant by network planning? This is where a network is planned out, where access points and servers are located. It is usually aimed at ensuring that the latest network meets the needs of the subscriber. Task 2 * How does the physical size affect the design? Well obviously the bigger the physical size the bigger the network will need to be. The transmission medium will be affected most by the physical scale.

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    e commerce

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    and look at it in different angles and close up to see the details of the item., when shopping for CDs it is possible to look at the track list, Table of contents etc. shopping online is a useful service for people who don't have time to go out to the shops and walking around, they can browse among a huge choice of goods in their own time. One main disadvantage of shopping online is giving your credit or debit card details on the internet.

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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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    Different types of E-commerce.

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    Disadvantages of ecommerce for the customers are: * Security concerns with personal and credit card details. * You can't check the quality when purchasing like you could in a shop. * Things might look different online to what you get e.g. slightly different colours. * The shop might not send exactly what you ordered, you might get a substitute. * You need to be at home to receive large or valuable parcels. * If the item doesn't arrive, you might still get charged for it. The advantages of using of ecommerce for the seller are * Powerful tool for building good customer relationships because no questions are usually if you want to return the product and they will send you a new one.

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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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  • 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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