Capabilities and Limitations of ICT

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CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF ICT

CORE USES OF ICT

Fast Repetitive Processing

Computers can carry out millions of repetitive calculations per second - something that would be very labour intensive and costly without computers.

E.G.

  • Banking
  • Utility Billing (Gas etc.)
  • Research
  • Payroll

Vast Storage Capacity

Computer systems store 100s billions of data items. With the large capacity of modern hard drives, vast amounts of data can be stored electronically.

E.G.

  • Banking records
  • Customer databases
  • Stock control
  • Government databases
  • Internet

Searching and Combining Data

  • ICT systems have the ability to search and combine data in many different ways.
  • Networks and the Internet enable data to be collected quickly from different sources.
  • This data can then be combined to produce useful information
  • E.g. the police obtain data from the DVLA, CCTV footage, mobile phone and e-mail

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