Uses Of ICT SySTEMs

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  • 1. 

    An example of batch processing would be:

    • A.

      A student checking how many library books they have out on loan

    • B.

      A person booking a holiday using a travel website

    • C.

      A gas company printing customer bills over night.

    • D.

      A doctor checking patent information with the hospital computer system

    Correct Answer
    C. A gas company printing customer bills over night.
    Explanation
    Batch processing involves the execution of a series of tasks or jobs without user interaction. In this scenario, the gas company is printing customer bills overnight, which suggests that the process is automated and does not require immediate user input. This aligns with the concept of batch processing, where tasks are performed in batches at a later time, rather than in real-time.

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  • 2. 

    Which type of processing would be best suited to the following image?

    • A.

      Batch processing

    • B.

      Interactive processing

    • C.

      Transaction processing

    Correct Answer
    C. Transaction processing
    Explanation
    Transaction processing would be best suited for the given image. This type of processing is designed for handling individual transactions or operations in real-time. It is typically used for tasks that require immediate response and quick processing, such as online banking transactions or online shopping checkout processes. Since the image is related to a specific transaction or operation, transaction processing would be the most appropriate choice for handling it efficiently.

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  • 3. 

    What are the main advantages of ICT Systems? (could be more than one answer)

    • A.

      Fast, repetitve processing

    • B.

      Vast storage capacity

    • C.

      Less security

    • D.

      Improved presentation of information

    • E.

      Reduced search facilites

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fast, repetitve processing
    B. Vast storage capacity
    D. Improved presentation of information
    Explanation
    ICT systems have several advantages. Firstly, they enable fast and repetitive processing, allowing tasks to be completed quickly and efficiently. Secondly, ICT systems have vast storage capacity, allowing for the storage and retrieval of large amounts of data. Lastly, ICT systems improve the presentation of information, making it easier to understand and interpret. These advantages contribute to increased productivity and effectiveness in various fields.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following are humans better at than a computer?

    • A.

      Facial recognition

    • B.

      Voice recognition

    • C.

      Sorting large amounts of data

    • D.

      Using an opinion

    • E.

      Working longer hours without a break

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Facial recognition
    B. Voice recognition
    D. Using an opinion
    Explanation
    Humans are better at facial recognition and voice recognition than a computer because these tasks require complex pattern recognition and interpretation of subtle cues, which humans excel at. Similarly, using an opinion involves subjective judgment and emotional understanding, which computers lack. However, sorting large amounts of data can be done more efficiently and accurately by a computer due to its computational power and ability to process vast amounts of information. Working longer hours without a break is not a task that humans are inherently better at than a computer.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following ICT systems may have issues with the appropriateness of it's solution?

    • A.

      Weather forecasting system

    • B.

      Yellow pages online

    • C.

      NHS Direct

    • D.

      Thomas Cook holiday booking system

    • E.

      A business payroll system

    Correct Answer
    C. NHS Direct
    Explanation
    NHS Direct may have issues with the appropriateness of its solution because it is an ICT system that provides healthcare advice and information to the public. The appropriateness of its solution can be questioned due to the complexity and sensitivity of healthcare matters. It is crucial for a healthcare system to provide accurate and reliable information, and any issues with the appropriateness of its solution can have serious consequences for the users.

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  • 6. 

    A system which is designed for 'easy accessibility' could have issues with: 

    • A.

      Waiting times to retrieve data

    • B.

      Security

    • C.

      Reliability

    Correct Answer
    B. Security
    Explanation
    A system that is designed for "easy accessibility" may prioritize convenience and ease of use over security measures. This could result in potential vulnerabilities and compromises in the system's security. While waiting times to retrieve data and reliability could also be potential issues, the emphasis on "easy accessibility" suggests that security may be the most likely concern in this context.

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  • 7. 

    EPOS stands for:

    • A.

      Electronic Personal Operating System

    • B.

      Electronic Point of Sale

    • C.

      Electronic Printing of Sales

    • D.

      Electronic Point of Service

    Correct Answer
    B. Electronic Point of Sale
    Explanation
    EPOS stands for Electronic Point of Sale. This refers to a system used in retail businesses to process transactions and record sales. It typically includes hardware such as cash registers or barcode scanners, as well as software for inventory management and sales reporting. The term "electronic" signifies the use of technology in the process, while "point of sale" indicates that it is specifically used at the point where a customer makes a purchase.

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  • 8. 

    An EPOS system could help a shop with: (could be more than one answer)

    • A.

      Security (CCTV System)

    • B.

      Stock Control

    • C.

      Customer Service

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Stock Control
    C. Customer Service
    Explanation
    An EPOS system can help a shop with stock control by providing real-time inventory management, allowing the shop to track and monitor their stock levels accurately. It can also help with customer service by providing a faster and more efficient checkout process, allowing staff to serve customers quickly and effectively.

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  • 9. 

    A payroll system would be best described as a:

    • A.

      Batch process

    • B.

      Interactive process

    • C.

      Transaction process

    Correct Answer
    A. Batch process
    Explanation
    A payroll system is best described as a batch process because it involves the processing of a large volume of data at a specific time, typically on a regular schedule, such as weekly or monthly. In a batch process, data is collected, stored, and then processed in batches, rather than being processed immediately or interactively. This allows for efficient handling of payroll calculations, deductions, and generating paychecks for all employees at once, saving time and resources compared to processing each employee's payroll individually.

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  • 10. 

    An ICT system would be appropiate to let a patient know they have a serious condition:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An ICT system would not be appropriate to let a patient know they have a serious condition because delivering such sensitive and potentially life-altering information through a technological system may lack the necessary human touch, empathy, and support that a patient needs in such a situation. It is crucial to have direct communication with healthcare professionals who can provide personalized guidance, address concerns, and offer emotional support during such critical moments.

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