How organisations use ict
ICT has allowed Bedrooms4U to operate much more efficiently instead of spending hours designing bedroom designs by hand it can not easily be done on computer. Changes and easily be made to this design on the computer and it is portable as done on a laptop. This can also be printed a number of time on printers and the scales are exact as created on the computer. It has allows Bedrooms4U to hold more secure customer databases and monitor stock levels more efficiently.
Been able to monitor stock to the current level means they have always the correct amount and have as little idle assets as possible. ICT has enabled the production line to be dominated by accurate 24hr operational robots. This means production is much more efficient and much more accurate. Forecasts for production can also be more accurate due to the reliability of these systems. Legislation As Bedrooms4U uses ICT on a daily basis there is a number of legal requirements they must adhere to.
For instance as they store customer information on databases they must ensure all this information is protected and entry restricted in order to comply with the Data Protection Act. This act also states: Data may only be used for the specific purposes for which it was collected Data must not be disclosed to third parties without the consent of the individual whom the information relates to. People have a right of access to the information held about them, however Bedrooms4U could charge a slight fee for this legally.
Personal information may be kept for no longer than is necessary and it must be kept up-to-date. The Health and Safety at Work Act stipulates that health and safety assessments must be carried out, records of findings recorded, emergency procedures in place etc. It also states that: Regular assessments of the health and safety risks should be carried out. Arrangements should be made to implement health and safety measures. Health and safety policies should be drawn up.