ICT CHAPTER 12

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What is ICT?
The use of any form of digital technology for the input, storage,processing and transfer of data and the output of information
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What is a system?
A system is a set of activities that involves input, processing and output. Output goes directly to a human being or into another ICT system
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What is Input?
Entering data into a computer or another digital device
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What is Processing?
Manipulating input data into information in a form that is understandable and useful to a user
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What is Output?
Presenting information to a user or the outside World.
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What are the 6 components of an ICT system?
Hardware, Software, Input, Output, Information, Data
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What is Data?
Raw facts , figures,values , or transaction records that without context have no useful meaning to a user
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What is Hardware?
Physical components of an ICT system
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What is Software?
Computer programs made up of thousands of instructions that actually make the computer do the processing that is required
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What is Systems Software?
Software that controls and organises the computer
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What is application software?
Software that allows a user to carry out a specific task
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What is information?
Data that has been processed or converted to give it a meaning to a human being
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What are procedures?
ICT Systems involve non ICT procedures that have been undertaken to make sure that the system can run smoothly
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What are people?
People are needed to enter data and carry out non- ICT procedures
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