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GCSE: ICT Systems and Application

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    Planning- design a memo, letter and webpage for Capital FM.

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    I have been called into help advertise the company and help fix some of their ICT solutions. In order to do this, I will construct a memo to help the company run smoother. Last week we received a new sum of money that was raised in a raffle we organised. With that money we will be employing an additional presenter. I will be drafting a letter to all possible candidates for an interview. I will also make a homepage that links both of these documents. The company is a local radio station providing the listeners with local news and updates and also entertainment and music.

    • Word count: 2615
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    The impact of ICT on the local community. I live in the borough of Waltham Forest. Waltham Forest is quite an advanced community in terms of technology. Technology is used for various things, whether to make them more efficient or to provide a better serv

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    There is also the Walthamstow Town Hall. The town hall is used for a variety of things, from important council meeting to being rented for other reasons of necessity e.g. during the Muslim holiday, 'Eid', the Town hall was used as a place of mass prayer. The National Rail and London Underground Stations include Walthamstow Central Underground and National Rail station, Blackhorse Road Underground and National Rail station, Walthamstow Queen's Road, Wood Street, Highams Park and St James Street. The biggest would be the Walthamstow Central Underground and National Rail station which is, as the name states, in the central of the town.

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  3. Marked by a teacher

    Evaluation of my ICT Database, Spreadsheet and Newsletter

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    I had no internet access so no viruses could be downloaded. I saved my work regularly just in case of a power cut, or if I knocked the wires, or if some other thing happened. My work was regularly backed up, every night, and saved on an external hard-drive. I followed safe, healthy and secure working times at all times. I can load software and save work in folders without help. I can also print, and use the computer network without aid.

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    Heath problems caused by IT use.

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    This is probably due to a poor posture or an awkward position while sitting at a computer. Some of the things that people can do to help avoid back pain are: - Use a fully adjustable chair. The height of the chair and the seat position should be easy to change. - Use footrests so that the legs are kept at a more natural angle - Use a monitor which is adjustable. Position it so that the neck doesn't have to bend - Take regular breaks and walk about. - Sit with the back straight and the head up, don't slouch Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

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    The Impact of ICT - the advantages and disadvantages of different types of ICT

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    Advantages - Music on the go - Many interactive features Disadvantages - iPods are associated with many road accidents - Very expensive Computers Computers are machines that execute instructions upon command. They are are used by the masses and see the internet very often. This is a service that encompasses the globe, with billions of users. It is a very efficient way of sharing data. Computers require hardware (the circuit boards and equipment inside it) and software (the programs and operating systems, these are intangible)

    • Word count: 908
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    Social Impacts and Threats of IT

    Nowadays most young people in the U.K spend a large quantity of their time on the computer. It is thought that on average a normal teenager spends around 31 hours a week on the computer alone and a mind-blowing nine of these hours are on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc. Although for many of our Grandparents and even our Parents this was very different! Nowadays young people are constantly being nagged by Grandparents and Parents about spending too much time indoors and not enough outdoors. We are told that we spend far too much of our time inside (playing computer games or watching television)

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  7. Peer reviewed

    Why Do You Think Online Shopping Is Becoming More Popular?

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    Online shopping has seen an extremely high increase in customers over the years; there are many reasons for this... Online Shopping-Why so Popular? The graph to the left shows UK internet retail sales, as you can see between April 2000 and December 2002 the online retail market value has seen a sharp increase. There are many reasons for this, firstly that internet shopping is a lot safer then it was ten years ago, sites such as PayPal make online shoppers feel safer as you only give out your card details to one company and they act as a 'middle man' between you and the seller.

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    The Use of ICT in the Wider World.

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    Or in the case of a credit card it will be added to their account ready for them to pay the balance off at a later date. This is called 'Electronic Funds Transfer at the Point of Sale' (EFTPOS) * Loyalty cards are introduces in some supermarkets and large shops. These contain details of a customer. This card is swiped when a customer buys something, and the details of what they have bought are stored on the computer system. The customer is usually rewarded for their purchases.

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    Verification, validation and input masks

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    Validation can be used in a database, where you set up the fields in a database so that only certain information can be entered. It's a check by the actual computer program and makes sure that the data is allowable. There are many different checks that can be performed: � Character type check - This check will make sure that the correct characters are entered into the computer. � Length check - Where the length of the word that has been entered is checked, and if this is incorrect an error message is displayed.

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  10. Peer reviewed

    Using and Searching The Internet - I will be searching for help with my Business Studies work by finding information about the stock exchange.

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    Search Engines used: Google UK and Bing UK. Why did you choose these search engines?: I chose these 2 search engines since they are the most known search engines, and the ones that I use most. Therefore, I found it appropriate to use them since I know my way around them the most. Searches and refining searches: First search: 'Stock Exchange' Websites found: About 30,000,000 Second search: 'London Stock Exchange' Websites found: About 25,300,000 Third search: 'London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 Websites found: About 736,000 Fourth search: 'Are Microsoft on the London Stock Market FTSE 100 in November 2010 "London Stock Exchange" -NASDAQ -Apple' Websites found: About 1,640

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  11. Peer reviewed

    Designing a database for Type a Flight Travel Agent.

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    Another advantage of having a database is that they can serve more customers at the same time. One of the problems is that it is time consuming to keep on writing new letters by hand so I have come to the conclusion of designing template letters. The advantage of this solution is that it saves time because the staff members do not have to write the letters out by hand instead they can post the template letters to the customers' houses. I have decided to create a database for type a flight so that there is less time being consumed.

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  12. Peer reviewed

    Curry's Website Analysis

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    Colour Curry's have a specific colour theme in which contains red and white. This is used on all items related to the business, for example the website, the leaflets and the carrier bags. They use red and white because they are contrasting colours and stand out when used together. It gives a more professional feel to the website. And rather than using red on white for text they use white on red. Using these colours in the way they do it makes the logo very easy to remember and notice. And if you saw it you would know straight away what it was for.

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  13. Peer reviewed

    Oyster cards are the same size as credit cards but contain an aerial and a small microchip that holds the memory. the attached Ariel stores information about the ticket .In my community at Tube stations, touch your Oyster card on a card reader at the star

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    Oyster cards are the same size as credit cards but contain an aerial and a small microchip that holds the memory. the attached Ariel stores information about the ticket .In my community at Tube stations, touch your Oyster card on a card reader at the start and end of your journey, in buses always touch your Oyster card on the card reader as you go inside the bus. The tickets are sold differently. Oyster card are available to adults and holders of valid Student Oyster photo cards in my community Oyster card used in my community In my community

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  14. Peer reviewed

    Advantages and Disadvantages of ICT

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    The computer does this accurately and more precise than a human can do, cutting. Also copying and pasting, doing this on a computer, then printing means no Pritt Stick: This can look tacky and bad quality. Using ICT gives the best presentation possible. Key skill 12 There is so much technical equipment in the ICT rooms, precautions need to be taken, so that nobody gets hurt, when I was in the ICT room, I made sure that drinks and food were not near the computers, so that the equipment would operate in the right order.

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  15. Peer reviewed

    ICT Theory.

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    Once the data has been collected and inputted into the system there will have to be security surrounding this data. I would suggest that you make one or more backup copies of the data (this will be done on CD RW disks as they can store 800mb on average). This is so that if the original data becomes lost or corrupt then the backup copies will be able to replace the lost or corrupt file. The backup copies will need to be updated regularly so that if a backup copy needs to replace a lost file then no data will be lost.

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  16. E-commerce Report. What is e commerce?

    An example of an ecommerce is eBay. EBay is an example of an ecommerce. This is because users of who use eBay can buy and auction for items over the World Wide Web. How does ecommerce affect the individual? The effect that ecommerce has on an individual is quite intense. Everyone of whom uses the internet to purchase or receive service is using an ecommerce. If you have ever bought something of Amazon for example, you would have used an ecommerce. Also, if you have visited a comparison website, you would have also used an ecommerce.

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  17. Using the Internet to search for information on the volcano in Monserrat.

    I wouldn't trust the other search engines because I am so used to Google. Section 3 - Refined searches I will now search for "Volcano in Montserrat" to see if I can narrow down the hits I got previously. Previously I got 5,420,000 for volcanoes. I am searching for this topic (Volcano in Montserrat) because I like Geography and I like to know what is going on in our world. Now I will search for "Volcano in Montserrat" GCSE and hopefully this search narrows the search down. I got 24,500 hits for searching for "Volcano in Montserrat".

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  18. I will design a new video database for the video shop that will also display information about the staff that will be serving the customers. Each of the forms on the database need to have the option to be printed

    Current System The following bullet-points list the problems with the Video Shop current system of storing data. * Time consuming. * Details have to be written several times on separate forms. * Rechecking calculations takes longer than the computer takes. * Can be difficult to locate customer's details. * Cannot be 100% accurate on sales and stocks have to be managed by hand * Every little calculation must be done by hand * Data is often misplaced or lost. * Errors could be made due to tiredness or stress All of the data is written on paper since it is a manual database that are a hassle meaning purchasing invoice books and photocopying rental forms and customer details forms.

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  19. Investigate the use of Internet as a method of shopping for families.

    I have selected this issue as some people do have difficulty accessing everyday services (shops, banks or post offices). Older adults with families or jobs may have difficulty getting to shops between the normal opening hours of 9AM- 6PM.this may be because of normal day things like jobs in order to make money to support themselves and there family Or maybe there kids clubs (football teams). With internet shopping young people and adults have more time to browse on the internet for whatever goods the family requires. Yet internet shopping need some it skills like general it skills. Do young people and parents use internet shopping?

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  20. Setting up a user account for an office work station.

    After: Logging in as John and creating a suitable folder structure: Before:

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  21. Safe use of ICT in a Business environment (OCR Nationals Unit 1 Skills for Business Task 1)

    * All employees' should get regular eye sight checks. This reduces the danger of deteriorating eye sight. - This can be reduced my making sure that the company pays for regular eye sight checks. The employee must go to the appointment and get the treatments provided. * Make sure all employees' have the correct positioning of equipment. This can reduce the danger of eye strain, headaches and discomfort. - Make sure the computer monitor is positioned away from the direct sunlight to reduce glare.

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  22. Database Coursework Identify the User's Needs. I have been asked to create a game rental service on the computer. It should be made so people who use it know what to do and it is clear.

    Also with it taking a long time to take place the staff do not get as much work as they can done with a faster system. I have been asked to create a game rental service on the computer. It should be made so people who use it know what to do and it is clear. It should a lot less time consuming and a lot more attractive. Hopefully this new system will attract a lot more members to join and make their time in store a lot less time consuming.

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  23. Database advantages and disadvantages for a user.

    any other searches can be done with ease this could help a lot with the company's rapid turnover this is also helpful when you are try to add cost of the work or number of hours that been repaired to the system because it can sorts the record automatically. Records can be found quickly, searches can be done on any field When staff recorded a faults on a small job card and they has to be hand written for them.

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  24. How ICT has changed how systems work.

    My software is much cheaper than buying a normal retail package as mine uses existing software that will usually come with your computer (or if not, there are free alternative versions of spreadsheet software and word processors on the internet). ICT has changed a lot in society since the early 90s. First of all, probably the biggest change that has occurred is the development, creation and mass implementation of the internet. This has completely changed the way we use ICT.

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  25. Bin-IT User Guide. The software on this CD provides a system to make wage slips and employee information leaflets for your employees at the Bin-IT workplace.

    then an error message will appear telling you that you have entered an incorrect value. This is validation - this stops you from making typing errors when entering in data. 4. You can change the validation rules by selecting the values you wish to change by selecting the field you wish to change, going to Data > Validation and then changing the parameters accordingly. 5. Now the spreadsheet functions are sorted - we can move onto the mail merge functions. Mail merge allows you to automatically take the data from the spreadsheet and use it to make a wage slip and/or employee information leaflet.

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