The Role of Communication Systems
In this section you should be able to:
- Explain the use of global communications between single or multiple
sources and recipients,
- including public networks such as the Internet.
- Describe the
- software and
- services required to access the
- Describe the facilities offered and the relative merits of:
- remote databases and
- other relevant communication systems.
- Explain the use of the Internet for a range of activities including:
- information searching and
- information publication.
- Show awareness of the recent developments in the area of
Electronic Mail: basic features include
- Send messages
- Receive messages
- Reply to messages
- Forward messages
- Attach files to messages
- Send multiple copies of the message
- Customise messages (e.g. add signature, use special stationary)
- Send messages to an alias rather than a person, e.g.
- Can be read by more than one member of staff
- Send receipt when message is received / opened
- Store messages
- Automatically forward selected messages
- Help system
- Address book / contacts list
- Don't need to type in the full e-mail address, e.g.
- John not
- Customise screen
Now do the questions at the end of Chapter 6 of the text book