Business & Administration Level 2 Unit 3

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Section 1 – Understand the purpose of information technology in a business environment 1. In relation to your current business environment (or one that you are familiar with), identify at least two different types of information technology that may be used when completing work tasks. - Spreadsheets - Database - Word processing 2. What are the benefits to businesses (and others) of using information technology for doing work tasks? The IT allows us to process a greater level of work in a shorter period of time, which leads to business being more efficient and productive. When using IT for completing administrations tasks it allows us to correct and amend documents efficiently with no need to start the document from the scratch. It also allows us to change layout and look of document right away. One of the benefits of information technology is also the capability to store a large amount of information. Section 2 – Understand how to manage electronic and paper-based information 1. Explain the purpose of agreeing objectives and deadlines when researching information. If possible, refer to specific examples from research tasks you have worked on to support your answer. The purpose of agreeing of objectives is important for researcher to understand what information he needs for completing the research in the sufficient way. It will also help him understand what specific questions he needs to ask and the level of details he needs for completing research. Without agreeing the deadline of research the researcher would not know when to complete the research and that researcher would not get all the needed information on time and the research could not be completed right. 2. Identify the different ways of researching, organising and reporting information. Research: • We need to understand

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