Access over 20 million homework & study documents

search

how_computer_technology_ties

Content type
User Generated
Type
Essay
Rating
Showing Page:
1/2
How Computer Technology Ties Into Information Technology
How computer technology ties into information technology
David Carlson
CIS/319
May 1, 2011
Bob Sanders
How Computer Technology Ties into Information Technology
This paper will show how computer systems are an integral part of information technology. We
will look at: the best methods of data input for given situations, in given situations what are the
best methods of output, the different types of storage and their optimal use, and how certain
components affect computer speed.
Accuracy of Data Input is Important
Now we will look at five different scenarios and what would be the best way to input data and
why. Printed questionnaires or surveys are often part of research studies so the method used to
input their data into the system needs to be as accurate as can be. Human data-entry devices
(HDED) would not be a very reliable form of data-entry because most research studies put out
hundreds if not thousands of surveys and for people to try to input all that data accurately would
be almost impossible. Since almost all surveys are multiple choice the best choice for the input
method is the optical mark reader. The optical mark reader is a source-data automation input
device (SDAID) that scans the survey detecting marks on the answer grid.
Telephone surveys are another changing part of society, in the past phone surveys were handles
by multitudes of phone operators asking questions and typing the responses into the computer.
Times have changed and companies are seeing that the time of the human phone operator is over,
not only can they be slow at data-entry but it is also easy for their data-entry to be mistake
riddled. Every day more and more companies are instead using automated systems which use
voice-recognition software. This software converts and enters the human voice into the system as
data, making data-entry significantly faster.
Magnetic ink character readers are SDAIDs developed to read the magnetic ink on things like
bank checks. One quick scan inputs the information into the system instead of the much slower
process of using a HDED.
Today retail tags like many other things have gone electronic by having barcodes. This makes
the barcode reader the best device for dealing with the retail tag. By scanning the barcode the
reader retrieve all of the information about a given product, the price, inventory, and even when
to reorder within seconds.

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
Showing Page:
2/2

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
Unformatted Attachment Preview
How Computer Technology Ties Into Information Technology How computer technology ties into information technology David Carlson CIS/319 May 1, 2011 Bob Sanders How Computer Technology Ties into Information Technology This paper will show how computer systems are an integral part of information technology. We will look at: the best methods of data input for given situations, in given situations what are the best methods of output, the different types of storage and their optimal use, and how certain components affect computer speed. Accuracy of Data Input is Important Now we will loo ...
Purchase document to see full attachment
User generated content is uploaded by users for the purposes of learning and should be used following Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Anonymous
I use Studypool every time I need help studying, and it never disappoints.

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4