The Future of communication.

The Future of communication -"Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. --Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this universe, there shines a star." (from Clarke's foreword in 2001, A Space Odyssey, 1968) I think the next century; the educational revolution will ensure that learning will be completely liberated from the tyrannies of schedules and locations. Anybody, anywhere will be able to study any subject, and access any form of information - at his or her most comfortable speed. This will make education the life-long process it must be.*** I defiantly think the future of communications is in people. 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

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Different types of E-commerce.

E-commerce Ecommerce is the ability to, browse, decide, purchase goods online through the use of the internet and internet transactions exchange procedures. There are four different types of E-commerce and they are • Business to Business (B2B) • Business to Consumer (B2C) • Consumer to Consumer (C2C) • Consumer to Business (C2B) The advantages of using of ecommerce for the customers are * Buying can be easy and private because the product you want to buy maybe in another country making it easier to buy it from your own home and it can be brought privately this way because no one has to know that you have brought that product. * You would have much choice over the internet because the internet has become so big there are endless products you would want to buy. * It can also save you time buying something over the internet because the place you would want to go to could be a long distance away making it more efficient to do it over the internet. * Buying is interactive and immediate because you can buy it with instant success making it easier and immediate. * Can be used 24/7 because the internet ever closes. 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

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Hardware and Network issues in e-commerce

Hardware and Network issues in e-commerce Introduction This review will discuss the issues and outline some future developments related to the three most prominent forms of network technology, broadband, m-commerce and wireless broadband. What is broadband? A good definition of broadband is: "Broadband refers to any communication technology that permits clients to play streaming video and audio files at acceptable speeds - generally anything above 100 Kbps" (Laudon and Traver, 2002). Typically, broadband is characterised by very high upload and download speeds and most interestingly it is an 'always-on' technology as opposed to narrowband where the user has to 'dial-up' to the server every time they begin a new session on the internet, whereas with broadband the user simply has to click on the internet icon on their desktop and they are instantly linked to home page of their choice. Types of broadband There are many types of broadband access available to the internet user. The most commonly used type of broadband connections made by the general consumer is via cable modem and DSL connections. Cable Modem is usually used by consumers who cannot get DSL connections in their area or who live in a cabled area and is characterised as a shared network service. Internet connection is 'piggybacked' on the television signal received by consumers who have cable television. It

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Unit 3 - Impact on Information Availability

Task One - Impact on Information Availability What electronic information do I access and what impact has this had on my life The internet has had a huge impact on people's lives throughout the world, it allows people from all over the world to communicate and meet in one place, and the impact is clearly visible in today's society. Originally used for communication and business the internet has quickly grown and everything can now be found on the internet quickly and easily. Personally, the internet plays a big part in my life as it is easy to find any information that I may require. It assists me in my school work and revision with sites like BBC Bitesize set up with revision resources and links to other helpful sites. I also use the internet for the latest news (and weather) using sites such as BBC News which contain all the days main headlines as well as discussion by the public on these stories. More recently I have been using the internet for online shopping, which is particularly helpful for events such as Christmas, with sites like Amazon and Play supplying goods for cheaper prices than most high street retailers as well as quick and efficient delivery. 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

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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.

Section C - Security Risk Assessment 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. The way in which companies do this is by hiring a security team with a lot of background knowledge and experience in ethical hacking. The security team should also be aware of the best firewall and antiviral services that are available. The security team at Colorwarepc.com have a lot of practice in ways, which hackers would attempt to gain entry into a business server system. 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. It is the measures that prevent or detect hackers from using a service, resource or information stored on physical media. As Colorwarepc.com is a company based solely online I would expect they have a very good physical security measures in

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Administrative systems - The place where I worked for 'work experience' was in Tesco plc in Covent Garden.

Administrative systems The place where I worked for 'work experience' was in Tesco plc in Covent Garden. It was a two weeks 'work experience' in Tesco. One week I worked on the shop floor and the second one I worked in the office. It was an enjoyable work experience and I've learned a lot during two weeks. Tesco is one of the best-known names in the High Street. It is a large public limited company (plc) with approximately 165 000 share holders. By 1995, Tesco had become the largest food retailer in the UK, overtaking Sainsbury's. The company operates 800 stores throughout Europe. What is meant by the term 'administrative systems'? Administrative: relating to the arrangements and work, which is needed to control the operation of a plan or organization. System: a way of doing things. 'Administration system' is a procedure/process to help the business run smoothly. Why are administrative systems important to a business in general? It is important for a business to have 'administrative systems' in place to: * Save money * Help the business run smoothly * Make it easy for supervisors to manage their staff. * Save resources * Save time The main systems at my work placement are: * Answering the telephone. Answering the telephone wasn't that good because when there was a big queue hardly anyone thought of answering the phone, which don't make a quite good 'customer

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The history of Hackers.

Valuable information or valuables themselves can be stored in protected areas such as banks, stores, or even computers. Wherever they are, there will always be the threat of a criminal mastermind who will attempt to break into these protected areas. In the modern age of computers, banks are no longer the main target of extracting lucrative amounts of money illegally. In this day and age, computers hold an abundant amount of information that can access money. Criminals who break into computer systems electronically are commonly called 'Hackers'. In today's highly technological computer world, the computer hacker is digging their way through our nation's computer systems to embezzle money, create chaos, manipulate figures, and to seek enjoyment. However, hackers are even used for finding security breeches. The birth of hackers in the Sixties, shortly came after the advent of elite engineering students who called themselves 'Phreakers' (1). Phreakers would tap the phone lines in order to place a local or long distance phone calls for free. The motivation came from the Sixties movement to expand tech- nology from the government and large corporations to individuals (1). Phreakers were able to do this because of a mishap by Bell Telephone Systems. Bell published a journal that contained the sequence of multifrequency tones used to place a call (1). This journal was only intended

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Database Coursework on a Vehicle Rental System: Analysis

Introduction I am a student starting my second year of A levels at a College of Further and Higher Education and one of these A levels is ICT. The A2 part of the ICT A level consists of three modules, one of which is coursework and it is worth 40% of my overall A2 grade. The coursework requires me to identify and conduct research into an open-ended problem that exists for a real end-user. From results of this preliminary research, I must design an appropriate ICT-based solution for the problem using the skills and knowledge that I have acquired throughout the duration of my course. After designing such a solution, I will develop the actual software to be used to address the problem along with the technical documentation. This software will then undergo extensive testing so that I may identify and correct any bugs that may be present within the system. Plans on how the system will be implemented will then be made, including any training the staff will need and how existing data will be transferred into the new system. Finally, the User Documentation will be produced and I will evaluate the system on a number of various criteria to see if it meets the requirements outlined at the analysis stage. Throughout the whole process, I will be using the skills and experience that I've acquired in the first year of the course (and what I will be learning this year) to incorporate a wide

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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.

The 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. I am particularly keen with the privacy settings of my profile in any social networking site I associate my identity and email address with so the privacy check that I engaged in a few weeks ago was just to verify whether or not I have properly safeguarded my Facebook profile. What I did was to sign out from Facebook and search my name as an anonymous individual. I recognized my profile among others whom I shared a name with through my profile picture. What made my name stand out from all the other Gerard Padillas were the university and high school networks which were under my name. 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. What really alarmed me was the

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Online shopping

Online services The internet provides a vast array of online services. The internet can provide services on a variety of different subjects whether it is concerned with communication, education, entertainment etc. This is why increasing number of people are using online services rather than the alternatives already offered. In this section I will be investigating five different online services available on the internet and try to give a comprehensive picture of their benefits but also the limitation of such services on the internet. Services cover a wide range of information on the internet therefore I will use one service from each of the five types of services. The services that I will be investigating are listed below; Online Shopping Online shopping is simply when a customer buys products from the internet. Online shopping has grown more popular with customers as people are finding shopping online more efficient and as most will be using the internet in their homes it allows them to shop in a comfortable environment. Many companies now have online websites where you are able to buy the same products from the internet as in the actual stores in the high street. Here is an example of how online shopping may work: This is an example of how online shopping works when using the Tesco website. The first thing that you must do is register and in this case giving details

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