Section B Questions from Past Papers

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Give an Example of a public service organisation.
Schools, Colleges, Health Service. etc
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Explain what is meant by a public service organisation?
An organisation funded and controlled by the government through taxes
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What is the aims of the Electronic Communications act 2000
To facilitate electronic communications and electronic data storage
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Describe one benefit of the Electronic Communications Act 2000
People can be confident about encryption services used to keep customers' personal and financial data safe.
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State One example of an ICT controlled process
Paper Making, Steel Making, Recycling
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Describe in general terms how process control works
Sensors test the product compared with the ideal values if they do not match adjustments will be made
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What are the benefits of using automated systems for process control
Fewer employees so wage bill is lower, 24 hour Porduction is possible as machinery does not need to take breaks or do shift work
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State what is meant by retail services
The sale of goods
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Use an example to describe a type of service provided by commercial organisations
Utilities services provided by gas/water/electricity boards where users pay for the amount they use.
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Describe the main purpose of an accounts and finance system
To keep track of all money going into and out of the company
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Describe possible outputs from an accounts and finance system
VAT returns that explain how much was taken in by the company by VAT. Invoice to a customer on how much needs to be paid for goods and services provided.
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Explain why this act was needed.
When data was stored on paper it had to be physically broken into to steal. Now that information is stored on computer as they can be remotely hacked and the data sent electronically from one country to another.
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Descrive the rights that individuals have under the data protection act 1998
Access the data an organisation has about them to update it. The access to destroy data about them that is inaccurate
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Describe an action that the Computer Misuse Act 1990 makes illegal.
Gain unauthorised access to computer material. Carry out unauthorised modification of computer material
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Explain how the Computer misuse act 1990 proctects organisations' computer systems and data.
Hacker can now be prosecuted if they attempt to access a computer system and they do not need to be in this country but the system they are accessing does
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Describe the processing and calculations that would be carried out by the automatic re-ordering system.
Mumber of each part used subtracted from the number in stock. Number in syock compared with re-order level. If this is less than or equal to re-orer level subtract thee number in stock from required stock level to calculate number to order.
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Explain the impacts of introducing a robotic ordering system.
Job lossess as less people will be needed. High initial costs for buying and intallation, Increased maintaince cots and more specialised tools& personnel required
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Describe the process the cutomer would go through to buy toys from the company.
Select the products required. Select the quantity required. Go to checkout screen.enter delivery address. Select delivery method. check and Confirm order. Confirm payment. Print Invoice
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Explain the benefits to a company of using e-commerce to sell their toys
Wider geographical areaincreasing the customer base. Less overheads as company does not need to pay high street prices. Business can take place 24/7 potentially increasing sales
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Explain the limitations to the company of using e-commerce to sell thir toys
Cost of technical support to maintain a secure web server. Concern over security of card details may deter cutomers from buying online. Need to update weboste frequently which can be expensive
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How are the designs protected by this the copyright, designs & patents act.
Makes the company the owner of the designs. Only the company may legally copy and sell designs. Others need permission to use the designs
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What is the aims of the Electronic Communications act 2000

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Describe one benefit of the Electronic Communications Act 2000

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