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    anyone got a good general definition for an ICT policy?
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    (Original post by Jasmin11)
    What initiatives could the government introduce to ensure organisations are enviromentally friendly?
    legislation is another, could argue it would be the most effective, scrappage schemes is another as mentioned in the pre-release, if the government gives some reward to companies who introduce a scrappage scheme for ICT related products they would then have an initiative of introducing it as well as possible profit increase as more people want to get discount off a new PC by giving in their old one
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    (Original post by tt123)
    anyone got a good general definition for an ICT policy?
    ict policy are procedures put in place to meet ict strategy x
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    I still don't get what the benefits of enhancing a legacy system opposed to a new system are??
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    (Original post by Jasmin11)
    I still don't get what the benefits of enhancing a legacy system opposed to a new system are??
    you can argue this two ways...
    it is beneficial as they wont need to produce more hardware which is a high carbon producing process (so less initial carbon emission will be let off if you stick with legacy systems)

    but it isnt benefical
    as the equipment will start getting old and dated, and may consume more energy than energy effiecent hardware thus it wont be more beneficial

    ^^ that is ofcourse talking in the environmental sense :P x
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    in response to the bespoke software i think its got something to do with the possibility of the organisations inflexibility to change hardware. because they rely on the bespoke software which isnt likely to be compatible with new hardware. hence they are stuck using inefficient equitment.
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    (Original post by Nicola.Garner)
    you can argue this two ways...
    it is beneficial as they wont need to produce more hardware which is a high carbon producing process (so less initial carbon emission will be let off if you stick with legacy systems)

    but it isnt benefical
    as the equipment will start getting old and dated, and may consume more energy than energy effiecent hardware thus it wont be more beneficial

    ^^ that is ofcourse talking in the environmental sense :P x
    by enhancing legacy systems small or large orgnisations do not need to spend large amounts of money by buying a new system. you can relate to how enviromental affairs are not the most important concerns for companies as the recision in order and that companies are trying to survive.
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    one question could also be what are the operational/strategic/tactical decisions in which organisations change in order to improve the enviroment

    operational includes the following
    making sure computers are off
    computer screen savers should use less power consumption
    employees should preview their work before printing
    rather than disposing old computers/pc upgrade eg RAM/hard disk

    Tactical include the following;
    rycle paper/pcs and consumables

    Strategic include the following
    when purchising computers make sure they consume less power/elcetricity
    CIS AND MIS systems should produce reports of carbon foot print and overall performance of firm. this should help managers decide on they should do next.
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    (Original post by tt123)
    anyone got a good general definition for an ICT policy?
    An ICT policy a deliberate plan of action to achieve certain desirale goals or outcomes. Polices are the fine details of a strategy and set out how a strategy which is the overall direction a business should be going in, would be put into operation.

    Hope this helps
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    ohh i feel like crying as im just about to start revising for this, and i know nothing and everyone else knows everything. arhhh
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    (Original post by smilelikeyoumeanit)
    ohh i feel like crying as im just about to start revising for this, and i know nothing and everyone else knows everything. arhhh
    then i suggest you, worry less and focus on exam. Its only wasting valuable time.
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    (Original post by sam6666)
    then i suggest you, worry less and focus on exam. Its only wasting valuable time.
    good advice, so what do you think we should focus on up until the exam?
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    heyyyyy everyone...
    soo umm.. i really dnt like the legislation bit of info 3..
    How would you approach this question?? i mean wat wud be the main points.. and explaination bits..

    Discuss the implications of current legislation on ICT policies and how the legislation will impact on procedures within organisations. (20 marks)
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    what the helpful notes!! but do you have the answers for the possible questions part? as i struggle in some of them :

    5. How do articles A and B differ in their views? (6 marks):confused:
    9. It is suggested that legislation should be changed to create a greener future, what could be changed? (6 marks):confused:
    2. Decisions are normally made in 3 levels, operational, tactical and Strategic. Give an example of a decision that could be made at each level to increase a company’s green credentials. (3 marks):confused:

    HELP

    Goooooooddd luCkkkkkkkkkkk tO all of uS..
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    (Original post by smilelikeyoumeanit)
    ohh i feel like crying as im just about to start revising for this, and i know nothing and everyone else knows everything. arhhh
    There's no time to stress, just get down to it and focus


    (Original post by LadyElectra)
    heyyyyy everyone...
    soo umm.. i really dnt like the legislation bit of info 3..
    How would you approach this question?? i mean wat wud be the main points.. and explaination bits..

    Discuss the implications of current legislation on ICT policies and how the legislation will impact on procedures within organisations. (20 marks)
    Data Protection Act Policies
    - Don't put personal data on a memory stick (can be lost)
    - Ensure that data is backed up on a regular basis.
    - Register the data use with the data commissioners office.
    - Ensure you have a firewall as well as an antivirus.

    Computer Misuse Act:
    - Do not allow people to download software as it can introduce viruses.
    - Ban on unauthorized usage of the computer (i.e. facebook and such)
    - Passwords so people can't access unauthorized data
    - this password should not be shared and computers should not be left on unattended.

    Copyright, Design and Patents Act.
    - blocking sites offering illegal free downloads.
    - Ban on installation of illegal software.
    - Ensuring that company has the right amount of software with reflection to the amount of licences.
    - Ban on sharing music at work.

    Health and Safety at work.
    - Staff should have regular breaks.
    - Staff's eye tests are paid for.
    - Staff have training to ensure they know how to stay safe.
    - Regular checks in offices etc.

    Hope this helps

    Okay, so am I right in saying:
    Benefit in legacy systems to environment:
    No need to buy new equipment that consume a lot of energy. However, older systems may use hardware that is old which is more energy consuming than newer ones. Therefore upgrading systems may also seem like a good idea. Nevertheless, extending the life of a computer system that is slow by increasing the RAM can also be a benefit as whole new systems do not have to be bought...?

    Benefit in application systems as opposed to bespoke.

    Bespoke systems have to be upgraded when there are changes in legislation or business initiative. Therefore, because they are so specific, they have to be redesigned and all the hardware has to be rebought and so it is not very carbon effective as computers use up 10 x the amount of energy during their production compared to their lifetime. Application systems just need to be updated by the software developer so that it suits legislation and therefore the hardware do not have to be replaced?

    Desperate to conclude on all this haha!
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    (Original post by sasha sh)
    what the helpful notes!! but do you have the answers for the possible questions part? as i struggle in some of them :

    5. How do articles A and B differ in their views? (6 marks):confused:
    9. It is suggested that legislation should be changed to create a greener future, what could be changed? (6 marks):confused:
    2. Decisions are normally made in 3 levels, operational, tactical and Strategic. Give an example of a decision that could be made at each level to increase a company’s green credentials. (3 marks):confused:

    HELP

    Goooooooddd luCkkkkkkkkkkk tO all of uS..
    5. How do articles A and B differ in their views? (6 marks)
    It would be more specific than this, probably quoting parts of the text it wants you compare
    9. It is suggested that legislation should be changed to create a greener future
    - The government could force all organisations to run on solar energy.
    - All ICT equipment has to be recycled or reused.
    - All hardware has to have the energy star on it which proves that it is energy efficient.
    - Force organisations to make policies such as "Computers must be turned off everytime you leave the office.
    - Organisations are limited to the amount of data that they can hold.
    - incentives for teleworking such as financial bonuses to organisations.

    2. Decisions are normally made in 3 levels, operational, tactical and Strategic. Give an example of a decision that could be made at each level to increase a company’s green credentials
    Someones already answered that above me ^^
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    (Original post by LadyElectra)
    heyyyyy everyone...
    soo umm.. i really dnt like the legislation bit of info 3..
    How would you approach this question?? i mean wat wud be the main points.. and explaination bits..

    Discuss the implications of current legislation on ICT policies and how the legislation will impact on procedures within organisations. (20 marks)
    I don't think you have to worry about this question as it came up in jan 2011 and was for 18 marks so there probably not going to ask a question about legislation again well least not in as much detail
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    (Original post by Kaskade)
    There's no time to stress, just get down to it and focus



    Data Protection Act Policies
    - Don't put personal data on a memory stick (can be lost)
    - Ensure that data is backed up on a regular basis.
    - Register the data use with the data commissioners office.
    - Ensure you have a firewall as well as an antivirus.

    Computer Misuse Act:
    - Do not allow people to download software as it can introduce viruses.
    - Ban on unauthorized usage of the computer (i.e. facebook and such)
    - Passwords so people can't access unauthorized data
    - this password should not be shared and computers should not be left on unattended.

    Copyright, Design and Patents Act.
    - blocking sites offering illegal free downloads.
    - Ban on installation of illegal software.
    - Ensuring that company has the right amount of software with reflection to the amount of licences.
    - Ban on sharing music at work.

    Health and Safety at work.
    - Staff should have regular breaks.
    - Staff's eye tests are paid for.
    - Staff have training to ensure they know how to stay safe.
    - Regular checks in offices etc.

    Hope this helps

    Okay, so am I right in saying:
    Benefit in legacy systems to environment:
    No need to buy new equipment that consume a lot of energy. However, older systems may use hardware that is old which is more energy consuming than newer ones. Therefore upgrading systems may also seem like a good idea. Nevertheless, extending the life of a computer system that is slow by increasing the RAM can also be a benefit as whole new systems do not have to be bought...?

    Benefit in application systems as opposed to bespoke.

    Bespoke systems have to be upgraded when there are changes in legislation or business initiative. Therefore, because they are so specific, they have to be redesigned and all the hardware has to be rebought and so it is not very carbon effective as computers use up 10 x the amount of energy during their production compared to their lifetime. Application systems just need to be updated by the software developer so that it suits legislation and therefore the hardware do not have to be replaced?

    Desperate to conclude on all this haha!
    Thank U!!!!!
    how wud u answeer this question??? im stuck again..
    How does ICT in an organisation affect the enviroment and what can we do about it??
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    (Original post by Jasmin11)
    I don't think you have to worry about this question as it came up in jan 2011 and was for 18 marks so there probably not going to ask a question about legislation again well least not in as much detail
    ahh yeahhh... tru tru... but just in case.... heyy u got any good points for this question??
    How does ICT in an organisation affect the enviroment and what can we do about it??
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    heyyyyyy
    where are the answeres for this question????

    What are the environmental issues regarding the disposal of ICT equipment? (8 marks)

    2. Decisions are normally made in 3 levels, operational, tactical and Strategic. Give an example of a decision that could be made at each level to increase a company’s green credentials. (3 marks)

    3. How could the uses of teleworking and hot-desking improve the environment? ( 6 marks)

    4. What effects would using teleworking and hot-desking have on workers in a business and the businesses overall? (6 marks)

    5. How do articles A and B differ in their views? (6 marks)

    6. What things could be changed in a business to show benefits overnight for their green credentials? (6 marks)

    7. Article A suggests that companies should change from using bespoke systems to package systems, what does this mean? And what benefits would it bring? (6 marks)

    8. It is suggested that companies should change their policies to improve their green credentials, what policies could be changed? (6 marks)

    9. It is suggested that legislation should be changed to create a greener future, what could be changed? (6 marks)

    10. How could future developments in ICT have an effect on the environment? (10 marks)
 
 
 
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