BTEC HND in COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT UNIT 2: COMPUTER SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT BRIEF #1 FRONT SHEET
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LO1 - 1.1: Understand the function of computer systems: Explain the role of computer systems in different environments LO1 - 1.2: Understand the function of computer systems: Explain the hardware, software and peripheral components of a computer system LO1 - 1.3: Understand the function of computer systems: Compare different types of computer systems LO2 - 2.1: Be able ...view middle of the document...
The rationale for same is to prevent untimely breakdown, unpredictable repairs and at the same time keep abreast with the new and available technology which currently exists. Additionally, the company prides itself in quality service and as such demands a high level of reliability from all machinery, equipment and PCs. It is also well imagined that, for a company to have grown most successfully, management would have adopted a range of options to exploit different circumstances. The technical working team includes the following:• Ten Reporters (Editorial Department) The reporters are responsible for general, business, sports, and lifestyle reporting. They are assigned to all sections of the newspaper, gathering information about events and subjects that the newspaper editors choose to cover. They document their findings on a personal computer using word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word). Due to the nature of their work they are often mobile and require access to computing resources as they gather information on the move. • Six Copy Editors (Editorial Department) The copy editors are specially trained to read the stories that others have written to ensure that the grammar and style are appropriate. They read the stories electronically, via their PCs, using a variety of software (e.g. PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Image Viewer, etc.). Additionally, they need a reliable and secure internet access to assist with any research required. This group of employees prefers to work in tranquility and not be disturbed or distracted unnecessarily. • Five Photo Editors / Photographers (Arts Department) The photo editors / photographers are responsible for taking photographs of news events while the photo editor selects the news event photos that the newspaper ultimately prints. Often times, a single individual can be both photo editor and photographer while working on news items. These employees work from HD Cameras which connect to a PC via fire-wire, USB, eSATA or media card readers. Seldom would the photo editors use photo enhancement software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, etc.) to “touch-up” the photos taken. • Three Graphic Editors / Graphic Reporters (Arts Department) The graphic editors / graphic reporters are responsible for the research and designs of informational graphics that support the news stories to be published. Their expertise is in graphic forms, and is responsible for locating information that can be used to build graphics. They layout and design all essentials in the newspapers daily as well as perform video rendering and publishing of news footage, for external agencies. Even though they have the most powerful PCs in the organisation to date, they are 1
BTEC HND in COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT UNIT 2: COMPUTER SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT BRIEF #1 unable to continuously deliver the highest quality due to PC breakdowns and glitches. Their systems utilise the following applications: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker,...