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What can ict provide?
fast repetitive processing, vast storage capacity, the ability to search, improved presentation, improved acccessiblity, improved security
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What are the limitations of systems?
Hardware, communications, software, legislation, inappropriate design, procedures
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Hardware limitations
speed of prcessor, amount of memory, not always reliable
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Communications limitations
networks can only contain certain numbers of computers, bandwidth
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Software limitations
bugs, compatibility, ability to transfer data
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Legislation limitations
Legilastion limits how software and computers can be used
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Designs limitations
projects that dont do what they are ment to do
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Procedure limitations
companies create procedures that can limit how software is created
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What are the different processing types?
Batch, Transaction, Interactive
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Batch
all the inputs are collected and proccessed in one go e.g. bank statements
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Transaction
processing each transaction as it occurs e.g. an order or a flight booking
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Interactive
data processed as it arrives
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