Computers at work

GCSE ICT- Computers at work

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5 ways to help create a paperless office

e-mail used instead of a written document

presentations can be used and produced using computers

intranet- documents can be made available to staff, documents to be seen by the public can be posted on the website

electronic data interchange (EDI)- organisations can exchange data with another

digital copiers- high-tech photocopiers that you can connect to the computer system

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Benefits and Problems of a paperless office


Paper costs are lower and less storage space is needed

Searching for things should be quicker


Cost of installing, operating and maintaining the computer system

Data may be less secure

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Communicating at work

E-mail- used instead of a written document

Fax Machines- scan and digitise pages and transmit information through the phone line to another fax machine that decodes the information and prints it out

Electronic Bulletin Board- electronic equivalent of notice boards

Videoconferencing- have a meeting with someone without actually being there which reduces cost and improves productivity.

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