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Compare the use of email and fax for a car dealership sending clients’ details to a finance company. (3 marks)

Three from:
 both email and fax can be encrypted as the fax can be sent from and received by a computer (1)
 email can be picked up anywhere whereas fax is usually sent to a location (1)
 both email and fax can be picked up anywhere if the fax is scanned and forwarded to an email account (1)
 both email and fax can be sent from anywhere in the world (1)
 email requires username and password for access whereas fax can be picked up from anyone in the location (1)

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Compare email and video conferencing for giving progress reports on the making of a dress.(3 marks)

visual
 video conferencing is more personal because you can see an individual wearing a dress and see its movement whereas with email you can only read a textual description or see a still photo or a video which limits viewpoints
bandwidth
 video conferencing requires higher bandwidth because live video is being sent and pixelation would detract from the dress whereas email uses low bandwidth because it is not time sensitive and photos would simply download over a longer amount of time
individuals
 video conferencing requires all individuals to be present at the same time to view the dress whereas email can be sent and will wait in the recipient’s in box until accessed and viewed to give feedback
attachments
 documents about the dress can be attached to an email before sending similarly video conferencing allows the sending of documents via shared applications

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Compare the use of email with the use of fax by the estate agency to send client details to a mortgage company. (4 marks)

2 complete comparisons and Answers may include eg;
 both email and fax can be encrypted as the fax can be sent from
and received by a computer
 email can be picked up anywhere whereas fax is usually sent to a
location
 both email and fax can be picked up anywhere if the fax is scanned
and forwarded to an email account
 both email and fax can be sent from anywhere in the world
 email requires username and password for access to a private
account whereas fax can be picked up from anyone in the location
 email attachments can be edited whereas a fax can only be edited if
it is re-typed
 email can give a read receipt whereas fax can give a delivery
receipt.

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