What ways might Cable Ties Ltd want to use to collect data from customers?
Online web form
Use of sensors
CD of data
What features of smartphones might Cable Ties Ltd use when contacting their next appointment?
An employee of Cable Ties Ltd could be fired for not following the acceptable use policy
What is meant by synchronisation?
Where the system checks all data across a range of devices and makes sure all have the most recent copies
Where the user manually copies data across to each device
Where every device has different versions of the same file on them so some data may be missing
Where all users check if their data is up to date by speaking to each other
Why might employees at Cable Ties Ltd not be happy their phone usage and loction are being monitior using GPS and other systems?
They feel they are being spied on that and there is no trust at the company
They might need to make an emergency call and be in trouble for this
They are doing illegal things and are worried they might be caught
They want to download apps, such as games, so they can play them during their break
If a job takes a long time they may feel they are being judge on speed even if other complications came up
What is archiving?
Backing up data regularly so that you always have copies of it
Deleting data that you no longer want
Backing up or moving data that is no longer in use but may be useful later on
Why might Cable Ties prefer to use wired rather than wireless communication in their office?
Cost less to place in
Less cabling than wireless
Quick file transfer rates
More secure data
What are the four main areas of a database?
Table, Query, Form, Report
Table, Question, Data, Printout
Data, Query, Entry, Report
You can collect any data you want as long as you do not pass it on to anyone else
What protection methods could Cable Ties Ltd use when gathering and storing data so they can comply with the Data Protection Act?
Password protect files
Have passcodes on all phones
Lock data from modifying as well as viewing
Placing data in a secure vault
Using physical methods such as locking rooms, alarms and CCTV
Which of the following is an input device?
Why might Cable Ties Ltd use a Tape for backing up but not archiving?
Tapes are expensive and allow you to have a system when you can change the tape each day to have multiple copies of files using the son-father-grandfather method
Tapes do not hold much data so if data is in use it will change quickly
Tapes do not last for very long but have a large amount of space of them, so they could back up regularly but would not be able to be kept for long
What might be the issues with automatic backups?
They could fail and it would be too late before it was realised
Back ups may be scheduled at times that do not suit users
It requires specicialist software to schedule back ups
It is time consuming to schedule backups
What issues might there be for employess of Cable Ties Ltd when using smartphones?
They will need extra training
Issues with a lack of phone signal
Harder to contact employees
Keyboards and icons may be too small for ease of use
Phone battery life may be short
May get distracted by apps
Expensive to buy all employees a smartphone
Issues with applying network policy