Unit Three: Principles of Managing Information and Producing Documents

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Unit three: Principles of managing information and producing documents Assessment You should use this file to complete your Assessment. • The first thing you need to do is save a copy of this document, either onto your computer or a disk • Then work through your Assessment, remembering to save your work regularly • When you’ve finished, print out a copy to keep for reference • Then, go to www.vision2learn.com and send your completed Assessment to your tutor via your My Study area – make sure it is clearly marked with your name, the course title and the Unit and Assessment number. Please note that this Assessment document has 5 pages and is made up of 4 Sections. Name: Laura Delaney 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. I use emails to communicate with suppliers and customers and a Smartbook till system which is used to book parties on the internet, I also use word processor to create documents. 2. What are the benefits to businesses (and others) of using information technology for doing work tasks? The benefits of IT for work tasks is the ease of communication, many attendees at a meeting may be invited quickly and in one go rather than individually calling each person. Quotes maybe easily sent via email to prospective customers, everyone who works for the business access notes and information on customers via databases. The internet can be used to quickly find 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

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