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ICT systems used in Progress Blinds
Head Office
LAN: Local Area Network: A local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices. Server: A server is a computer program that provides services to other computer programs in the same or other computers. For example, email, FTP, Usenet, and HTTP connections. Router: A router is a device or software in a computer that routes packets of data from one network to another. Broadband Internet Connection: This refers to any of the high speed Internet connections which might be in place, including both wireless and wired Internet connections. This type of connection enables the simultaneous use of the line for telephone calls. Workstation: Workstations are computers that a student uses to access one of our products or a teacher/administrator uses to access SAM. The SAM client will be loaded on teacher and administrator workstations. Applications such as READ 180 will be loaded onto student workstations. Laser Printer (Networked): An "electrostatic" printer that uses laser beam to transfer toner to paper which creates the text and images. Standard Office Software: Word processing such as Microsoft Word. Sales Order Processing: The sales order processing, sometimes abbreviated as SOP, is an order issued by a business to a customer. Data Stored On Server: This means that data is saved on a server and backed up every night, so all information is safe. Access Rights: Access rights means the powers granted to users to create, change, delete, or simply view data and files within a system, according to a set of rules defined by IT and business management. It is not necessarily true that the more senior a person, the more power is granted. Showrooms

Tablet Computer/Camera: Product used to show information in the showroom. 3G Connectivity: 3G, or Third Generation, is a somewhat generic term for network technologies that the ITU classifies as part of their IMT-2000 specification. Generally, wireless network technologies must be able to provide a mobile device with a downlink connection speed of 384kbps in order to be considered a 3G technology. Bespoke Graphics Package: The term "bespoke" comes from England where it originally referred to custom or tailor-made clothing. In recent years, however, the term has been applied to information technology (IT), and refers to custom services or products. Networked Laser Printers: This is an "electrostatic" printer that uses laser beams to transfer toner to paper which creates the text and images.

Diary Software: This is where a record of the orders is kept. The orders are put into an order against the name of the appropriate salesperson.

Spread sheet Software: Formulas/Calculations

Warehouse

Stand-alone Computer: This is a personal computer that is not connected to any other computer or network, except possibly through a modem. Barcode Reader and Laser Printer: A barcode reader (or barcode scanner) is an electronic device for reading printed barcodes. Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones.

Data Entry Forms Add/Remove Stock: In an electronic database, a data entry form provides a convenient means of viewing, entering, editing and deleting records. Generates Reports and Purchase Orders

Made to Measure
• The Salesperson takes the details of the customer on a card. • The card is handed to the admin assistants
• The showroom diary then works out suitable date and time. The customer’s name and contact details are entered against the salespersons name. • The admin assistant telephones customer to give the appointment details.  • The diary then sorts the following day’s appointments by salesperson and produces a separate list of the next day appointments for each salesperson.  • The admin then emails...
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