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Flashcards in Topic 4 Working with ICT Deck (15):
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Benefits of teleworking for the employee (5)

No time wasted travelling to work
Ideal for disabled people
Less stress- not getting stuck in traffic
You can fit work around family commitments
You can sometimes work your own hours
No expenses for travelling to work

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Drawbacks of teleworking for the employee (4)

An employee may feel isolated
The boundary between home and work is lost
House distractions
No workmates to go out with

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Benefits to teleworking for the employer (4)

Smaller offices are needed
Fewer backup staff need to be employed
Staff less likely to spend time off sick
Reduced office overhead

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Drawbacks of teleworking to the employer (6)

Hard to determine how hard staff are working
Harder for managers to manage the work
Increased number of sites for ICT equipment may cause more security risks
Employers usually pay for the employees ICT equipment
More difficult to hold meetings
Change to the organisational structure may be needed

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Hardware needed for telecommunication (5)

Computer
Screen
Webcam
Microphone
Speakers

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Teleworking

Using communication to save a journey

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Code of Conduct

A set of rules and the consequences

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Disinformation

Not fully informing potential customers or clients of all available facts concerning products

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Intellectual property rights

Ownership rights to data.

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Potential problems with the employee using ICT

Introduction of viruses
Misuse of the ICT facilities
Distribution of material that is offensive
Misuse of data e.g. Blackmail
Violating terms of copyright

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What does the code of conduct contain? (5)

Responsibilities
Respecting the right of other
Abiding by the legislations
Complying with the licensing agreement
Access permissions
Consequences of breaking the code

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Penalties for misuse

Informal warnings e.g. minor infringements
Written warnings e.g. serious infringements
Dismissal e.g. Very serious infringements
Prosecution e.g. action was illegal

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Security policies (4)

Non-disclosure of passwords
Non-disclosure of company data
Ensure that printout are not left lying around
Ensure unwanted documents are disposed of with care

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Privacy

This is about people being able to keep information about their lives private

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Benefits of teleworking for the society (4)

Less pollution
Less traffic
Reduce greenhouse gases
Better family relationships