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
By Kamran Adnan Transactional Websites A transactional website is one that allows visitors to buy goods or services online and also pay for them online. The most common type of transactional websites offer goods such as books, electronics, and food. However there are also websites that offer other type of goods and services such as travelling tickets, downloadable games/software or online movies. In most cases these websites were created by large companies and supermarket chains, whereas there are also some where the general public can sell their own goods. Examples for this are Play.com and Amazon.com. My Transactional Website (LatestDVD9) The transactional website that I have chosen to investigate is LatestDVD9.com. This is a website that sells a variety of movies on DVDs. The website sells only movies on DVDs including mainly Hollywood and also a few Bollywood movies. It is a very popular DVD selling website because customers can find almost every Hollywood movie they are looking for, no matter how old it is. There are even movies available that came out more than 65 years ago. Purpose As the name of the website tells it, its purpose is mainly to sell DVDs. The website is to sell the latest films that have just come out in cinemas on DVDs and sell these mainly in the United States. However in the FAQs it is written that the website also sells across the world to
Assignment A: Analysis of Transactional Website ProSport is an online internet sports shop (www.prosportuk.com), it prides itself on it's commitment to sports people and supplying them with specialist equipment to perform and enjoy their sport to the maximum. There aim is to make shopping a pleasant and secure experience. ProSport has been in operation since 1986, it was started by Richard Sutton an ex-professional footballer with Norwich City and an England Youth International whose career was cut short by injury. Structure and Navigation The structure and navigation of the site is relatively easy to use and is well set out. The webpage has numerous navigation tools and links to other parts of the website, that all seem to work. The overall page has a good flow and has a good combination of text and picture that accompany each other well without clashing with each other. From the home page you will find eight sections containing all of the products. Once inside a section you will see a list of product groups on the left hand side. Once you have clicked a product group you are sent to another page, when inside click the picture of the product you are interested in, this will take you to an individual product page where you can make colour or size selection and add it to your basket. To go back at any point within a section use the list on the left hand side or the links
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
Table of Contents Cybercrime: An Overview of Computer Fraud and Abuse 3 What is Cybercrime? 3 New and emerging technologies and their impact on personal privacy protection 4 I-Phone 4 I-Pad 5 RFID Tagging 5 The Affect of Computer Crime on Society 7 What has been done by companies and governments to control the problem? 8 Penalties Imposed by Australian Law for Cybercrime 9 Weaknesses currently existing in Australian Cyber law 10 What proposed changes are being or should be suggested to overcome these loopholes 11 Chances of a computer criminal being caught and prosecuted 12 Reference List 13 Appendix 15 Cybercrime: An Overview of Computer Fraud and Abuse "New times bring new crimes. It's a story as old as humanity and as new as the Internet. First came cars, then car thieves followed. Telephones are followed by telephone fraud. Now we've got computers." (Anonymous1 Year Unknown) In the past decade technology has exponentially increased, and along with it computer crime. All new and emerging technologies are being affected by this transgression and this has been creating many problems for consumers, companies, agencies and the government. Companies and agencies have only now become conscious of the fact that their computers are prone to attack. In response to this, new security systems have been implemented and penalties for such an act increased. This
The Internet is an important part of our everyday lives however it is not perfect. There are many merits and pitfalls of having easy access to the vast amounts of media and information provided on the Internet.
The Internet has evolved over time. It all began in 1969 as ARPANET. ARPANET was a project of the United States Department of Defense to create a 'nuclear-proof' computer network. This meaning that the network would continue to function even if a part of the network was destroyed. Today, the Internet extends around the globe and includes numerous networks and computers connecting millions of people from all around the world. ( What is the Internet? ;2001) The Internet is a collection of computer networks that use a common software standard to exchange data with each other. Using satellite links and telephone wires, Internet users can share information in different ways. The Internet allows users to easily connect through local computers, exchange e-mails with colleagues, friends and family around the world, post information for others to see, connect with friends and family through social networking sites such as 'Facebook' and 'Myspace', research information and online banking, to name just a few. (What is the Internet?; 2001) The Internet is an important part of our everyday lives however it is not perfect. There are many merits and pitfalls of having easy access to the vast amounts of media and information provided on the Internet. The Internet provides a quick, easy and simple method of searching for information. The Internet has become one large cyber library with
Task 1 * What does networking design involve? This involves considering the design for computer networks which cover a wide range of topics such as security and layout. * What is required for networking installation? The desires for network installation include different devices such as hubs, routers, switch and cat5 Ethernet cable etc. * What is network configuration? To communicate with other computers, computers need a network connection. This is accomplished by having the operating system recognize an interface card (such as Ethernet, ISDN modem, or token ring) and configuring the interface to connect to the network. * How can network security be improved? Setting up a firewall, freeware security package and a separate defence can amplify the security on a network, adding passwords and setting use permission settings. * What are the main functions of a network? Although the main function of network layer is routing, routing itself is done from source network to destination network a router doesn't store IP address of hosts it only has the IP prefix of the networks. * How does managing a client-server network differ from peer to peer networks? Managing for example a client-server network will be different to a P2P network as the operating system between the two will be dissimilar. Linux is a classic example of a client-based server. * What is meant by
Information Retrieval tools. I have used a database to carry out my searches. I used Emerald because it was the best tool to use as it offers Boolean, limiting search, and proximity.
Coursework 2: Information retrieval tools Description of the Search Strategy I have searched for the NHS (National Heal Service) because I know it is a public sector that gives out allot of information. Most of the information is important and can be very helpful. I also searched for this term so that I can improve my knowledge on how to prevent illnesses for example the flu. I have used a database to carry out my searches. I used Emerald because it was the best tool to use as it offers Boolean, limiting search, and proximity. I have combined these terms using many functions that were available on Emerald. These were Boolean logic, using the AND, or OR, limiting the search, and phrase search. These functions allowed me to broaden my search and helped me to narrow the information. I have used all of these functions so that I can get a really good quality of information that will help me with my study. The only reason why I narrowed and broadened my search was to get a good authority of the material. Having a good source of authority (quality) will help me to receive maximum quality of information that is available. Phrase search is a good function but by on its own, it is not effective. This is the reason why I used phrase search with the other functions so the results would be high in quality. I have also searched for terms in particular fields for example, I have
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