The importance of ICT systems - Shawon Notes

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The importance of ICT systems

By using ICT systems we are:

  • more productive - we can complete a greater number of tasks in the same time at reduced cost by using computers than we could prior to their invention
  • able to deal with vast amounts of information and process it quickly
  • able to transmit and receive information rapidly

IT applications play an important role in our daily life in terms of:

  1. communicating applications
  • newsletters
  • websites
  • multimedia presentations
  • music scores
  • cartoons
  • flyers / posters
     
  1. interactive communication applications
  • blogs
  • wikis
  • social networking websites
     
  1. data handling applications
  • surveys
  • address lists
  • tuck shop records
  • clubs and society records
  • school reports
  • school libraries
     
  1. measurement applications
  • scientific experiments
  • electronic timing
  • environmental monitoring
     
  1. control applications
  • turtle graphics
  • control of lights, buzzers and motors
  • automatic washing machines
  • automatic cookers
  • central heating controllers
  • burglar alarms
  • video recorders / players
  • microwave ovens
  • computer controlled greenhouse
     
  1. modelling applications
  • 3D modelling
  • simulation (e.g. flight or driving)
  • spreadsheets for personal finance
  • spreadsheets for tuck shop finances