The ICT Lounge
Section 7:
The ways in which ICT is used (part 2)
The course syllabus states that you should be able to discuss the effects of the following work-related ICT applications:
The differences between batch processing, online processing and realtime processing.
Communication applications (such as the internet, email, fax, electronic conferencing, mobile telephones and internet telephony services)
Applications for publicity and corporate image publications (such as business cards, letterheads, flyers and brochures)
Applications in manufacturing industries (such as robotics in manufacture and production line control)
Applications for finance departments (such as billing systems, stock control and payroll)
School management systems (including registration, records and reports)
Booking systems (such as those in the travel industry, the theatre and cinemas)
Applications in banking (including Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), ATMs for cash withdrawals and bill paying, credit/debit cards, cheque clearing, phone banking, internet banking)
Applications in medicine (including doctors’ information systems, hospital and pharmacy records,monitoring and expert systems for diagnosis)
Applications in libraries (such as records of books and borrowers and the issue of books)
The use of expert systems (for example in mineral prospecting, car engine fault diagnosis, medical diagnosis, chess games)
Applications in the retail industry (stock control, POS, EFTPOS, internet shopping, automatic reordering)

This section is broken down into 10 parts. (Click links to visit each page)
Part 7:
Applications in Banking and Retail
Part 8:
Applications in
Part 9:
Applications in

Revision Practice for Section 7:
This section contains lots of files that will help you with your revision.

The table to the right contains practice questions for this section and a range of mind maps which break the information down into small chunks.

The links just below this text will take you to a range of games that will help you digest the knowledge that you have gained from each of the parts above.
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Practice Questions
Mind Maps