Sunday, 31 May 2015

ICT: Types, Importance, Advantages and Disadvantages.

In this post you will know the three main types of information and communication technology system (ICT).

Types of ICT systems : The are three main types of ICT system, they are:
1. Information systems: This type of ICT system is focused on managing data and information. For examples: these are a sports club membership system or a supermarket stock system. 

2. Control systems: These ICT systems are mostly part to control machines. They use input, process and output, but the output may be moving a robot arm to weld a car chassis rather than information.

3. Communications systems: The output of these ICT systems is the successful transport of data from one place to another.

Importance of ICT
The definition of ICT itself is the set of activities that facilitate by electronic means the processing, transmission, and display of information. ICT has become a powerful tool in the fight against world poverty, providing developing countries with an unprecedented opportunity to meet vital development goals, such as poverty reduction, basic health care, and education, far more effectively than before. 

Nowadays, ICT has an important role in the world since we are now in the information age era. With ICT, the company can make the business easier to happen with the client, supplier and the distributor. ICT also involving in our daily life, use in the internal interest. 

Therefore, the number of ICT user in the world is rapidly increasing. The lack of appropriate information at the right time will result in low productivity, low quality research works, and waste of time to pursue information and even to do research which actually others had done or in other countries. Moreover, nowadays ICT cannot be separated with our daily needs.

Advantages of using ICT
* Using Microsoft word and software like Microsoft Publisher is that you can change the text, mistakes without having to start from the very beginning again.

* Work is easy to save and document, rather than someone keeping them in folders were they can get misplaced.

* You can make back up files quickly.

* Can keep all files under one folder e.g. communications

* Crop pictures down accurately

* Use scanners to scan in pictures form magazine and books.

* Printer that produce high quality work

* Access to the internet

* You can email letters and document to people all over the world.

Disadvantages of using ICT
* The internet server can go down randomly, so you cannot connect to a webpage.

* Networks can get hacked into.

* Shopping online leaves shoppers prone to online credit card theft.

* Viruses can come through the internet damaging the files in your computer

* Some software can be difficult for some generations and people to learn how to use

* People start to rely on computers too much and use them to do everything.

* Repetitive strain injury, strain on tendon in the arms, back problems and painful eyes are caused from prolonged use of computers.

* Work sometimes does not look exactly like what you want it to look like.

ICT is a broad subject or topic, there are lots of things you need to know concerning ICT, please keep visiting and have patience when reading my post, i will post more topics which come within ICT.
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