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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 2679

A report of an investigation into 2 different organisations uses of ICT.

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Introduction Organisations from all over the world use ICT in every day life. ICT in businesses has many advantages. Some of the advantages of ICT in businesses are that you can write up letters and newsletters on Microsoft Word. I will research ways two organisations use ICT. One of the two organisations I will be investigating will be Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School which is in Leeds. My report will include comments on: � Hardware Requirements � Backup/Security � Software used � Information required for the system � Inputs/Outputs � Why ICT is solving issues for the school, rather than some other solution e.g. cheaper, faster, more efficient CARDINAL HEENAN Administration The mainstream of the day to day organization of administration everyday jobs take place in the school office. This is a place were things such as a register and contact to the outside world takes place. The organization of the school is all completed in the office. Email Correspondent To be capable to reply to e-mails the secretary requires to be able to have a section of software called Microsoft outlook which is a fast and easy way to respond to an e-mail several miles away. To be able to use Microsoft outlook use need to have a basic PC with a cable link to the Leeds Learning Network, this enables the school to transmit e-mail free of charge. Pupil Record To be able to run the school well there must be clear records of the pupils in which the teachers and staff can access in an emergency. ...read more.

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Even though not the largest, it is regarded as one of the most excellently managed and most triumphant. They are dedicated to giving all our customers outstanding standards of service by providing high quality water and environmental services that protect health, improve the environment and provide customers superior value for money. Wessex Water is acknowledged by the water industry regulator, Ofwat, as the most organized operator in England and Wales. They believe that clients are stakeholders in the corporation along with the environment, our employees and shareholders. As part of their ongoing programme to progress in customer service Wessex Water was the earliest water company to assign an independently selected client as a director. Other initiatives include their guaranteed standards of service which go well further than the industry's standard levels. Building Management ICT is used to look after buildings. It reduces energy use after office hours. It furthermore provides an improved working environment. It reduces CO-2 emissions. It as well produces cheaper bills alongside with higher profits. Data such as temperature, light level, wind and wind direction is composed from a weather station. The figures are sent to the building management system. Using TREND software different parts of the building can be checked. A number of the items that can be selected from the main menu are lighting, alarms, temperature and air quality. Strategy can also be checked from the main screen. The software is run via a mouse and a keyboard. Data is not just collected from within the building but also from the weather station. The building environment is controlled with the TREND software. ...read more.

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They are able to receive what they need very quickly. They did have problems with viruses in the early days, but now run a virus package on all internet traffic and e-mail. General Systems Whilst we have a lot of very specialized ICT systems, they also have a lot of general things- printers, faxes, copiers, workstations, a mixture of CRT and TFT monitors, mice, keyboards, data projectors, smart cards. They also have a huge number of mobile phones in use, in fact, if the phone network broke down they would really be in bad trouble. They use Office XP. There is a large team managing all o the ICT and they occasionally bring in consultants for specialist work. It is everywhere at Wessex Water. Video Conferencing Wessex Water is a subsidiary of an Indonesian company. There are many times in the year when the executives in Indonesia want to meet with executives. To do so would involve a huge expense, worker tiredness and stress and be a waste of time. Videoconferencing allows them to meet whenever they want. They use a Polyspan camera running Viavideo software. It has a built in microphone, and have a large LCD display to watch the people at the other end and an interactive whiteboard. Data can be transferred through the data connection to the internet so they can show a PowerPoint presentation live to staff in Indonesia. The software is amazingly easy to use- enter the phone number, press dial and moments later they are talking to and watching staff live in Indonesia. This system is very easy to use as people on the other side of the world can be spoken to. Year 10 GCSE ICT Marcin Milde ...read more.

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