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CIS/319: Computers and Information Processing
September 28, 2009
Technology perks provides different methods of input and output to obtain accuracy, convenience, and quality. Technology perks in computers also provides the expediency of speed and storage options. More so, the technology perks allows individuals to meet his, or her computer needs
In this paper, the importance of the technology perks will be identify for the best method of input and output for accuracy, convenience and quality; as well as different types of storage and the speed capabilities.
Accuracy of Input
Accuracy of data input is vital to businesses. A misunderstanding or inaccurate results can cause business interruptions and become costly. The method of data input is different for every situation.
Printed questionnaires best method of input is the optical mark recognition. The optical mark recognition is a form of special paper that scans into a reader and provides the results (Reynolds & Stair, 2006). A Scranton would be an example, of the paper used to scan in the answers. The test uses optical mark recognition to view the results.
Telephone surveys best method of input is the voice-recognition devices because it recognizes human speech (Reynolds & Stair, 2006). Telephone survey can be done by human interaction. For instance, a survey representative could call consumers homes to take an over-the-phone survey on the service provided by his, or her recent call to the drug store. However, with the voice-recognition device the drug store would be able to take an automated survey for recent callers instead of having a live representative take down the information.
Bank checks best method of input is the magnetic ink character recognition because of its unique way of recognizing the check information. The magnetic ink character recognition depict given numbers at the bottom of the check with the bank route number and the consumers account number and technology process or reader the number or symbols (MICR Repository, 2004).
Retail tags best method of input is the radio-frequency identification. Radio-frequency identification is a smart tag because of its fast way of tracking retail data for a more accurate inventory count (Reynolds & Stair, 2006).
Long documents best method of input is the optical data reader. The optical data reader converts the long document into digital data for better accuracy (Reynolds & Stair, 2006). Long documents can be tedious to read. However, with the optical data reader the information would be easier to find by conducting specific word searches.
Accurate data is input in different ways; however the accuracy of the input data will provide the convenience and quality of the output data.
Convenience and Quality
Convenience and quality of output is imperative for the individual receiving the information. The results of the output could provide knowledge, opportunities, and pleasure. Different devices will have different methods of output.
The convenience and quality of hand held computer would be like the personal digital assistant or smarts phones. The devices have the capability to provide daily business needs such as; checking email; view documents; managing appointment, etc. The touch screen on the smart phones provides ease of navigation.
Color photograph provide the convenience and quality of displaying a like capturing moment. The type of paper used to print out the pictures and the type of camera would play an important part on the quality of the photographs. The convenience of the type of camera and the photo printer would also determine the quality of the color photos.
Resume and memo would depend on the type of paper or the form the information is provided, example, hard copy or electronically. The ability of sending a resume or a memo via...
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