BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in IT (Business)
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in IT (Networking & System Support)
No. of Credits
23rd September 2013
w/c 25th November 2013
On completion of this unit a learner should:
1. Understand how organisations use business information.
2. Understand the issues related to use of information.
3. Know the features and functions of information systems
4. Be able to use IT tools to produce management information. Assignment Author
Assignment Results Summary
Task Criteria Met
P1, P2, M1 and D1
P3 and M2
P4 and P5
P6, P7, M3 and D2
All the work you submit for this assignment must be your own. You must reference any source information used from your research appropriately. Plagiarism is taken very seriously. Any work found to have been plagiarised from another student, manual, textbook, internet, intranet or any other source will be handed back to you for resubmission. A repeat occurrence will lead to the implementation of the College’s disciplinary procedures.
I confirm that all the work I have submitted for this assignment is my own. Student signature
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You work as an Information Systems Officer in the Climate and Weather Research Office (CaWRO) of HM Government
The Office advises other government departments and commercial organisations, providing information on weather and climate change.
Due to the economic climate CaWRO have been told to find a wider market for their existing products and develop new products with more popular appeal.
Their plans are to set up a website to provide some weather and climate information directly to the public and to sell electronic and paper-based publications (email and SMS text alerts, live-feeds, reports in PDF format, e-books, paper–based reports, magazines and books). Some specialist bookshops (retailers) already stock some of the CaWRO’s titles as do branches of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office (HMSO).
Specialist bookshops contact and register to be supplied by CaWRO. A unique customer number is created for each new client. Depending on the quantity on their orders, clients receive a discount. For every purchase of over a multiple of 50 books the client receives 2 percent up to 12 percent.
As well as an Operations department employing scientists and specialist authors to gather, process and present the information; CaWRO consists of the following departments: Finance
Stock and distribution of paper-based publications is managed from a large warehouse operated by Integrated Bookstore Logistics Ltd (IBL Ltd).
CaWRO receive weather and climate information reports, in various formats, from other research bodies all around the world for which they pay fees and subscriptions. They also commission specialist research from time to time. The scientists in the Operations department make requests to the Purchases department to make payment for this information.
The Marketing department works closely with the Sales and Operations departments to identify possibilities for new publications. Once a month, the CaWRO reviews its sales and stock levels as well as identifying fast and slow moving stock. All older stock has to be sold at cost price or, sometimes even below the cost price to clear the old surplus to release the tied up financial resources.
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HMSO outlets send their daily sales records to CaWRO at...
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