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10 key principles of Systems Analysis and Design

By: martinashtereva

10 Key Principles of Systems Analysis and Design

 

Hi guys! If you’re reading my blog that means your interests are quite similar to mine and are in the area of the Information Technology and in particular a very important part of the creation of an Information System- the Systems Analysis and Design.

The Systems Analysis and Design is just a small piece of a great puzzle. Small, but just as important as all of the phases an Information System has to go through to be complete. All the phases gathered together create “The Systems Development Life Cycle” (SDLC).

The Systems Development Cycle is made from outlined, individual work phases which are used by systems engineers and developers in order to plan, design, build, test and deliver information systems(Systems Development Life Cycle, 2008).  The term “Systems Development Cycle” can find its roots back to 1960s, but throughout the years had undergone some changes of the name and the number of phases.  Over the years a lot of different software development companies started developing their own versions of the cycle to make sure that the product will be exactly what the client would want. Each new version of the cycle is called “Model” and as of today there are approximately eighteen known software development models. Some of the most popular models are “the Waterfall”, “the Spiral”, “the Prototype”, etc. Despite these changes, nowadays there are still four main phases: Planning, Analysis, Design and Implementation. Each phase has a couple of steps to go through, but in this blog I’m only going to concentrate on two of the phases- The System Analysis and Design.

 

During the time I was studying the Principles of Systems Development course we had a lecture about the principles of Systems Analysis and Design.  Throughout the lecture I learnt a lot of valuable things and realized the importance that the Information Systems have on our lives, nowadays. What really astonished me was all of the little things that had to be done to create that. Here I’m going to share with you the key principles to go through for just two of the phases- Systems Analysis and Design

 

System Analysis is the process of taking into consideration who will use the Information system, what the system will do as well as where and when it will be used (Dennis, Wixom & Tegarden, 2012). This process consists of three steps-analysis strategy, requirements gathering and the system proposal. An analysis strategy shows the problems of the current system and suggests better ways of creating the new system. A requirement gathering includes interviews, observation, questionnaires which lead to the elaboration of a concept of the new system. The last step the system proposal gathers the whole information about the new system into a document and presents it to a project sponsor and then a decision is made whether to move forward with the project.

According to some experts the last step from the System Analysis phase- the system proposal, is the first step in the design of a new system which makes it unsuitable for the Analysis phase.

In the Design phase the system operation is considered in terms of hardware, software and network infrastructure. It has four steps which clarify exactly how the system will operate. These four steps are: design strategy, architecture design, database and file specifications and program design. The first step is the design strategy. On this step the company decides whether to use its own programmers, to give the system to another firm or to buy an existing software product. The architecture design step describes what kind of software, hardware and network infrastructure will be used for the program. That usually means adding or changing the already existing infrastructure. During the third step database and file specifications are formed. They determine what kind of data will be stored and where. The last fourth step is the program design which explains the programs that have to be written and what will they have to do.

The Systems Development Life Cycle can be of great significance in real life. A good example that we have studied in the Principles of Systems Development course is about changing the existing software that helped a Hospital with the coordination of their Home Health Care portion of business into a new, better product. This example shows how the good implementation of all cycles can lead to an improvement of the device making it possible for patients to take their blood pressure and immediately send it electronically to the hospital. The author of the software used for the device suggested that an adaptation of the SDLC should be made instead of creating a whole new project following all the steps. The new adaptation had four phases: Analysis, Design, Choice and Implementation.

This example shows perfectly that The Systems Analysis and Design is very important part of the Systems Development Life Cycle. Although, the steps of the two phases have different variations it is impossible to create a good Information System without going through these two phases.

The Systems Analysis and Design phase is also a very important part of one of the most popular versions of the SDLC-the Waterfall Model. In the Waterfall Model the Analysis is the first phase to go through and has a different name- Requirements Gathering and Analysis. In this phase are captured all the requirements for the development of the system. The Design phase here is second and is named the Systems Design. In this phase are studied the requirements specifications from the previous phase and a design is prepared. This phase is defining the overall system architecture (SDLC-Waterfall Model).

 

 

The Systems Analysis and Design is a vast theme which can’t be explained in thousand words. If you found this blog interesting here I found for you a very interesting video to look through for more detailed information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOzSlT2Chi0

If you found the theme of this blog intriguing here I sorted out a few pages I find interesting for further reading:

 

1.     Introduction of Systems Analysis and Design: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Systems_Analysis_and_Design/Introduction

2.     What is Systems Analysis? : http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/whatisiiasa/whatissystemsanalysis/what_is_systems_analysis.html

3.     What is Systems Design? : http://www.dubberly.com/articles/what-is-systems-design.html

4.     What is SDLC? : http://www.sdlc.ws/what-is-sdlc/

 

 

 

Reference List:

Dennis, A., Wixom, B. H., Tegarden, D. (2012). Systems Analysis and Design with UML, 4th Edition. Wiley and Sons Inc.

SDLC-Waterfall Model. Retrieved 18 August 2015, from http://www.tutorialspoint.com/sdlc/sdlc_waterfall_model.htm

Systems Development Life Cycle (2008). Wikipedia. Retrieved 4 August 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_development_life_cycle

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principles of system development

By: irenemayombu

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well.

Once again, I am back with another blog so Today am going to blog about the 10 key of principles of Systems Analysis and Design.

I know you might be wondering what exactly is system analysis and design? Well I didn’t know what it was either.

But I have done my research regarding this topic and I have found out that the system analysis and design has a lot of phases. You just need a little patient in order to understand anyway without further delay let me share the little that I know.  So here are the steps of system analysis and designs.

The three steps of system analysis are:

Analysis strategy: this is where the teams’ effort is developed to guide the project of the analysis current system.

Requirements gathering: Before the analyst look at the system they ask people who uses the system very often people like business employees they contact them maybe via questionnaire, it could be interview or even by shadowing.

System proposal: Once they get whatever information they need, they will then ask customers and employees what is it that they need from the system .Once the suggestion has been received the analyst will then create the best solution.

The 5 steps of system designs

Design strategy: simply to clarify if the system should be developed by the company or not.

Architecture design: describe what infrastructures will be used e.g. network, hardware and software.

Data base and file notification: the files define document shows what and where the data will be stored.

Program design: it defines what programs will be written and what they will do.

Implementation: this is the longest and most expensive part of the process, system is being developed or purchased.

 

System analysis and design is where analyst analyses a business system, identifies any issues in order to provide a solution to these problems so this means that the analyst looks for a system and they make the system better.

What analyst tend to do first is gather information about the old system to produce a new system.

Analyst would plan system using different tools for it to model system such as six stages or the waterfall, spiral methodology. Data flow are illustrated in a data flow diagram to show how data through new system once it is created.

 

 

Well as I was doing my research I have found that there are 6 stages of software development.

The stages requirement, specification, design, code, test and maintenance now I am going to expand on each of the stages.

 User’s requirement will say what they want from the software like what they want the software to do. The analysts will then have the list of requirements coming from the customers, and will then include it in the software. This means that requirement of users is the basic platform of the project. 

The second stage will have to be a specification where the manager in charge will have to document information which includes a lot of things and the details of how many people need and who is doing what. Software requirement specification is also needed to outline how the system will use and function once it has been used. In terms of references document will outline things such as time frame budget and who is responsible for what. 

Design is basically   where the visuals of system are looked at and are design the way the software works has to be shown here like the information input and how the data is stored. This can be shown on a hand drawn or flowcharts design for the developers and the client will have an idea of what the end result might look like so that everyone will be happy with the end results.

Code: the software is coded by the programmers it all depends on the project size. Features and the functions has to be coded to work properly and efficiently as designed. 

Test as the project progresses the programmers have to test things through as they are going along. Test is very important because it helps the programmers to make sure that everything is working properly according to the plan after every plan has been completed.

Maintenances as soon as the software is launched the development team need to be around just in case any problem arises because even after the test there are problems that might occur maybe it happened because of the number of things being updated to an operating system that could be affecting the system.

If you want to know more about the stages of software why not check it out by clicking the link below

http://www.slideshare.net/RiantSoft123/different-types-of-software-development-model?next_slideshow=1

In week 8 of my lecture we looked at the stages Systems Development Life Cycle: Remember each of these steps in the diagram produces important document files that will make you understand the project even more. If you want to see how the diagrams looks like please google it by typing “systems development life cycle”.

Waterfall cycle: now the way waterfall works is by completing one phase before moving to next one it never goes to the next one. At the end of every phase a review take place to determine if they should move to next one.

The methodology is simple to use it allows deadlines to be set easily however this methodology doesn’t allow change easily because one step has to be completed before moving on to the next one.

Spiral: the spiral is methodology is used because it allows changes to be made easily so that additional function can be implemented later. Whenever the stage is completed it moves onto the next but when it reaches the end it goes back to the beginning again. To recover all the stages by doing so any errors will be corrected. This methods works better for larger project but can also be used for smaller project.

Rad: Rad allows a quick production for a working that the customers can use to gather feedback. This method reduces time and allows quick review to be made but it requires skilled developers to work on it.

Thank you for spending your time reading my blog.

Until next time BYE.

 

 

 

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principles of system development

By: irenemayombu

 

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well.

Once again, I am back with another blog so Today am going to blog about the 10 key of principles of Systems Analysis and Design.

I know you might be wondering what exactly is system analysis and design? Well I didn’t know what it was either.

But I have done my research regarding this topic and I have found out that the system analysis and design has a lot of phases. You just need a little patient in order to understand anyway without further delay let me share the little that I know.  So here are the steps of system analysis and designs.

The three steps of system analysis are:

Analysis strategy: this is where the teams’ effort is developed to guide the project of the analysis current system.

Requirements gathering: Before the analyst look at the system they ask people who uses the system very often people like business employees they contact them maybe via questionnaire, it could be interview or even by shadowing.

System proposal: Once they get whatever information they need, they will then ask customers and employees what is it that they need from the system .Once the suggestion has been received the analyst will then create the best solution.

The 5 steps of system designs

Design strategy: simply to clarify if the system should be developed by the company or not.

Architecture design: describe what infrastructures will be used e.g. network, hardware and software.

Data base and file notification: the files define document shows what and where the data will be stored.

Program design: it defines what programs will be written and what they will do.

Implementation: this is the longest and most expensive part of the process, system is being developed or purchased.

 

 

System analysis and design is where analyst analyses a business system, identifies any issues in order to provide a solution to these problems so this means that the analyst looks for a system and they make the system better.

What analyst tend to do first is gather information about the old system to produce a new system.

Analyst would plan system using different tools for it to model system such as six stages or the waterfall, spiral methodology. Data flow are illustrated in a data flow diagram to show how data through new system once it is created.

 

 

Well as I was doing my research I have found that there are 6 stages of software development.

The stages requirement, specification, design, code, test and maintenance now I am going to expand on each of the stages.

 User’s requirement will say what they want from the software like what they want the software to do. The analysts will then have the list of requirements coming from the customers, and will then include it in the software. This means that requirement of users is the basic platform of the project. 

The second stage will have to be a specification where the manager in charge will have to document information which includes a lot of things and the details of how many people need and who is doing what. Software requirement specification is also needed to outline how the system will use and function once it has been used. In terms of references document will outline things such as time frame budget and who is responsible for what. 

Design is basically   where the visuals of system are looked at and are design the way the software works has to be shown here like the information input and how the data is stored. This can be shown on a hand drawn or flowcharts design for the developers and the client will have an idea of what the end result might look like so that everyone will be happy with the end results.

Code: the software is coded by the programmers it all depends on the project size. Features and the functions has to be coded to work properly and efficiently as designed. 

Test as the project progresses the programmers have to test things through as they are going along. Test is very important because it helps the programmers to make sure that everything is working properly according to the plan after every plan has been completed.

Maintenances as soon as the software is launched the development team need to be around just in case any problem arises because even after the test there are problems that might occur maybe it happened because of the number of things being updated to an operating system that could be affecting the system.

If you want to know more about the stages of software why not check it out by clicking the link below

http://www.slideshare.net/RiantSoft123/different-types-of-software-development-model?next_slideshow=1

In week 8 of my lecture we looked at the stages Systems Development Life Cycle: Remember each of these steps in the diagram produces important document files that will make you understand the project even more. If you want to see how the diagrams looks like please google it by typing “systems development life cycle”.

Waterfall cycle: now the way waterfall works is by completing one phase before moving to next one it never goes to the next one. At the end of every phase a review take place to determine if they should move to next one.

The methodology is simple to use it allows deadlines to be set easily however this methodology doesn’t allow change easily because one step has to be completed before moving on to the next one.

Spiral: the spiral is methodology is used because it allows changes to be made easily so that additional function can be implemented later. Whenever the stage is completed it moves onto the next but when it reaches the end it goes back to the beginning again. To recover all the stages by doing so any errors will be corrected. This methods works better for larger project but can also be used for smaller project.

Rad: Rad allows a quick production for a working that the customers can use to gather feedback. This method reduces time and allows quick review to be made but it requires skilled developers to work on it.

Thank you for spending your time reading my blog.

Until next time BYE.

 

 

 

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10 Key principles of system analysis and design

By: adnaan1993

Key principles of system analysis and design

Dear Readers, The topic I have chosen to talk about in this blog today is principles of system analysis and design. What you will find is that I will highlight briefly each principle 1 by 1 in order for you readers to get a better insight on the subject overall.

To begin with, for all the readers out there that don't know what system analysis and design is, I will break it down in 2 so you might understand more easier. Basically the analysis of the system is the procedure  of getting together and interpreting facts, finding out the problem and using that information to recommend improvements to the system where as on the other hand systems design is the procedure of planning a new system or to replace or complement an previous system but before this preparation can be done we must understand the previous system and conclude on how computers can be used to make its operation more efficient.  My follow readers the reason we need this procedure of systems analysis and design is because if you was to install a system without appropriately planning it would lead to user dissatisfaction and it would constantly cause the system to fall into disuse, however if you was to appropriately plan and follow the 7 steps which is also known as the systems development life cycle then it would mean that the system would  run efficiently.  This my fellow readers is the 7 steps:

1.       The first step of the system development life cycle would be to identify the problems

2.       The second step would be determining  human information requirements

3.       The third step would be analyzing the systems needs

4.       The fourth step would be to design the recommended system

5.       The fifth Step would be to develop and document software

6.       The sixth step would be to test and maintain the system

7.       The last step of the system development life cycle would be implementing and evaluating the system

Firstly to know how to develop successful software you have to be aware of both the Waterfall Cycle and the Prototype Cycle. (Don't worry about the jargon, I will explain in detail as you read on).

Firstly the Waterfall Cycle, this cycle enables anybody, including you, to create a project. due to it being a cycle you are able to create tasks one by one, in a specific order which will end as a completed project.

Feasibility Study

We first have to look into the Feasibility stage, this is all about whether the project is creatable. You should ask yourself questions like, is it possible to create? The easy bit is saying yes you are able to create it but you have to think deeply to a level where you are looking at costs(whether it is affordable, can you afford it). If you decide you are able to carry out the project then the main question still stand on whether  it is worth creating.

System Analysis and Design

The second stage of the waterfall life cycle is about finding out what data is required for the software, it is also about analysing the system looking in to what equipment and hardware is needed for the system to run.

Program and Unit Test

The third stage involves breaking the programme in to pieces making sure every bit of the program works therefore a less chance of faults and failures.

System and Acceptance Test

Once all the pieces have been tested it is important that when it is put back together it all works as one this is called the system test, once this is done it is important to carry out the acceptance test which shows if the program is fit for the business.

Operations

A vital piece of information you have to know is that when switching off the old system and turning on the new one it is highly likely for errors to occur, this has to be fixed straight away as anything that has been dealt with due to a error has to go through the testing stages again.

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This my fellow readers is the first cycle, there is still a lot more to come!

if you still do not understand the concept behind the key principles of systems and analysis and design there is a video that I have attached in the link below which shows some of the key principles in waterfall life cycle process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq4oWw8OI_g

Prototype Cycle

Moving on swiftly to the second cycle you can already guess that it involves a lot more tests, this is known as the prototype cycle. the prototype cycle is also known as implementation. A prototype is basically a model built to test or demonstrate a concept. It only concentrates on the core functions, but doesn't include all the piece of the puzzle. This is usually demonstrated to the desired audience which eventually becomes or forms the required system.

The prototype life cycle includes the following:

Firstly is important to find out if the project is technically, financially and ethically justified. They also has to be a plan for how the prototype will go on and become the actual program that was intend in the first place, this would mean that a design would have to be put forward.

The second step would be for the developer to concentrate on the users requirements for functions of the system, this would mean the developer would have to focus on what the user wants in that system.

The third stage would be to test the prototype and do a final test, this would mean that does the prototype do what the user requires it to do and are the functions of this prototype well designed. At this stage some users would find it difficult to picture the system from a paper design and would prefer to see the real thing . A prototype shows some parts of the system for example a graphical user interface, so if the user was to have a prototype where they could click on buttons and see it in real life, but this button wouldn't be actually connected to a system as it is a prototype this would just be an advantage for the user to get an insight on how it works before the developer gets the final product done . All that are reading know, that at this point an initial prototype has been build and shown to the user, at this stage the user would provide feedback and can also put improvements in to place if necessary. At this current stage  also known as a system test you still have to test for technical integrity. If there are any flaws they have to be either taken through the acceptance test again or tested so there is no error.

The final stage is probably the most simple stage , this would include the developer installing the IT and training the users to use the system. It would also mean the users of the system would put the system into live use ready for them to maintain and enhance the systems as necessary.

Basically these life cycles are set out to develop or show the basic steps on developing a information system and as you readers know the design of systems is very critical in our every day life's.

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Wish you all the best with the information system you will be developing in the near future, thank you for reading.

                                                                                                                                

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10 key principles of Systems Analysis and Design

By: zraja

What are the 10 key principles of Systems Analysis and Design?

Dear readers, in this blog I am covering a huge topic! This topic is called System Analysis and Design. The reason why this topic is so huge is because there aren’t just a couple of key principles, there are 10 key principles of system analysis and design!

 

Waterfall Life Cycle

Waterfall life cycle itself contains many principles that have got to do with system analysis and design. This is because the life cycle goes through many phases that cover the principles of system analysis and design. Do you know why this cycle has created businesses lot of money? To find out make sure you keep reading.

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Feasibility Study

In the first phase there will be a discussion whether the software is possible to create or not. By completing this phase you will have an understanding of how much goes into the project. For example the financial cost, will it work? And is it worth creating the software?

System Design

At this stage you will find out what type of data is required for the software, also what equipment and hardware is needed for the software to run on. For example what is needed to create a good looking layout, make sure that the pseudocode is written neatly and other documentations.

Program and Unit Test

In this test the programme will be broken down into pieces. Because of this all the pieces could be tested to make sure there is no error. This will make sure that the program has no chance in failing. This test will be done multiple times to ensure the software runs with no errors.                                       

 

System and Acceptance Test

This is where the entire program gets put together and tested to see if it still works. The project team has to make sure that all the modules work together with no failure. This is called the system test. Another test would be handed out called the acceptance test, this test will make sure that the system works well for the business. If the test fails the engineers have to make sure that they have a good look in the coding to correct the errors which are causing problems. Even when there are errors in the software it could be that you will still be able to run the software. However there will be a big chance that it will cause problems in the future.

Operations

This is the finalization of the system. Ones the old system has been switched of and replaced with the new system errors will occur. These have to be fixed straight away. One’s a changed has been made it has to be tested straight away.

 

Prototype Cycle

After the waterfall cycle has been completed a new cycle will start which is called the prototype cycle. This cycle works basically the same as the waterfall cycle, however it has more test as it will find more slight errors. That will have to be fixed and tested. This is also known as the implementation. When all the decisions, plan have been executed the project will be finalized.

 

Data Flow Diagrams                                                         Image2:

Diagrams such as data flow diagram have been created to show the flow of information within the system. For example the diagram will show you how information gets put in a system, this will also show the user how the information gets out the system. Because of this you will be able to see the process of information coming in and out. You will be able to find out where the data will be stored and what changes the information. The image on the right is an example of an (DFD) this diagram shows the process of an online order. For an order to be made it must go through some procedures. The customer will request its action from an online site and the company will take on the request and process the order as you can see on the image. 

Change in Technology

In system analysis it is very important that technology bees up to date. This is because technology has been improving rapidly in the last few years, because of this businesses use technology to improve their system. For example if an business is creating and designing an software they will have to make sure that the hardware is all up to date to handle the software. If the hardware is from a basic manufacturer and you want to create advanced software you would have chance of your software to cause many errors and fail. This is why businesses create prototypes. Ones they have a prototype they can see if it’s feasible for the goals the business wants to achieve.

Computer-Aided Software Engineering Tools

These tools are used to assist software to develop. This type of technology is used in every business as it is expanding its limit depending on the hardware. The technology also knows as CASE Tools ensures that enhances the development of the system. Because of this tool people are seeing improvements in the development procedure, because of this engineers will find their job more joyful as they will be the ones developing the system.

Key drivers

It is important for businesses to keep their system up to date. Not just the internal hardware but also the external hardware. This will make sure that the computer system meets the highly competitive businesses requirement. For an business to grow they have to ensure they are better than other businesses and this can only be done by staying up to date.

Conclusion

System analysis and design is a topic that has many principles, however the topics above will give you the main information you would need to improve a business. Did you have any similar principles of system analysis and design, have your questions been answered, has the blog been useful? Feel free to drop a message in the comment section and keep updated with my new blogs yet to come.

 

 

 

References:

Image1: created myself

Image2: http://www.smartdraw.com/data-flow-diagram/examples/online-order-system-data-flow-diagram/

Data Flow Diagram information: http://www.eis.mdx.ac.uk/staffpages/geetha/bis2030/DFD.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Folding Art

By: adraper

I have been facinated by paper cutting and book folding ever since I visited The First Cut exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery where thirty one artists cut, sculpted and manipulated paper, transforming this material into fantastic works of art.

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Lisa Taylor's Updated CV August 2015

By: LisaTaylor

Lisa Taylor - Runner/ Logger CV

Mob 07732993446      Email L-Taylor2011@hotmail.co.uk  Web http://www.lisasnewz.webs.com/   

 

Personal Profile

Dedicated, passionate and hardworking, I am currently seeking work as a runner/ logger.  Over the past 5 years whilst studying, I have gained vital work experience across TV, Film and Radio. In a range of genres including; Entertainment, Children’s, Factual, Current Affaires and Live shows. I love a challenge and am dedicated to seeing a production through from start to finish until the job is done, even if this means working long hours. I have a good understanding of various filming methods used and have worked with cameras such as the Panasonic AG, 151 and 250, and Cannon 7D. I have edited on Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premier Pro.  Confident at working alone and within a team, I understand the importance of good communication and interpersonal skills and am keen to develop from a runner, into a researcher, with my ultimate aim of becoming a Producer/Director. I am passionate in wanting inspire and entertain others through the medium of film.

Employment

Runner- X Factor Manchester/ London Auditions/ Bootcamp 2015- Thames Television- July 2015

Duties involved looking after contestants, getting contestants to and from the stage to the holding room, running general errands and helping get the audience in and out of the arena safety. Running notes over to Xtra Factor for the exec producers and looking after VIP’s.

 

Day Runner- Win Your Wish List- Victory TV_-July 2015

Duties involved looking after the contestants, scanning contestants ID’s and helping contestants fill out appropriate forms.

 

Runner- Dickinson’s Real Deals- RDF Television- June 2015 and August 2015  

Duties included looking after presenter David and contributors, running general errands, setting up the set and props and showing people where to stand and go.

 

Researcher- The Tonight Show/ Real Stories- ITV- May- July 2015

Duties include researching and developing new ideas, assisting in the edits, legal training, running on shoots and transcribing and ingesting footage.

 

Runner/ Camera Assistant- Strangeways Here We Come (Feature Film)- Independent / BBC- April 15

Duties included being an on set runner, on set camera assistant, shadowing the director, looking after talent, getting cast and crew to set, running general errands and helping out in the make-up and art departments.

 

Researcher/ Logger – Junior Vets On Call – True North Productions – Feb 15

Duties included logging and filing application forms & videos. Transcribing Skype clips, logging rushes and camera shots, running on set and being a post- production assistant.

 

Researcher / Runner – Surprise Surprise – ITV Studios Entertainment London –Feb 15

Duties including logging and filing applications, highlighting good applications and running general errands.

 

Presenter/ Editor - Various Radio Shows - Lache FM - Feb 12 to Present

Duties include presenting various shows such as “Lisa’s Pop Chart Show”, “Lisa’s and Jack’s Pop Vs Rock Show”, “The Breakfast Show”, “The Drive Time Show” and “School’s Out”. As well as editing shows, producing promotional adverts and interviewing Coronation Street stars live on air.

 

Researcher / Studio Assistant – Various – BBC Radio 3, 4 and World Service – Jan 15.

Researching/ developing ideas and studio assistant for “You and Yours”. Logger for “Pick of the Week” and Edit assistant for “Heart and Soul”.

 

Camera Assistant – Text Santa – ITV Studios Entertainment – Dec 14

Filmed a charity night in Southport for the ITV annual charity event.

 

Researcher - What’s it’s Worth - Channel 4 - Nov 14

Researching and developing new ideas for a brand new TV show in the early stages of production.

 

Runner - Food Unwrapped - Channel 4 - Nov 14

On set runner for a location and studio shoot. Duties included assisting talent, working closely with the director and cameramen and running general errands.

 

Camera Assistant – Services No Longer Required – Oct 14

Head of cameras and camerawoman filming a war play at the Imperial War Museum, Salford. The play was for a BBC DVD and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra produced the music for it.

 

Researcher – Various – Shiver TV, ITV Leeds – April 14.

Researching initial ideas i.e. guests and edit assistant for “The Gameshow Story”, transcribed and Logged information for “Utterly Outrageous Celebrities” and runner on “Emmerdale”.  

 

Logger/ Transcriber – Long Lost Family - Wall to Wall/ ITV – Feb 14

Worked as a transcriber, transcribing Skype interviews with potential contributors and logging them into appropriate production paperwork documents.

 

Researcher – I Know Best - Wall to Wall - Feb 14

Worked as a researcher, researching potential ideas for the pilot episode. Also took part as an extra on the studio shoot.

 

Art Department Assistant – Various – Lifecast Elstree Film and TV Studios – Oct 13

Helped to make props such as foam dummies and fake blood for the Colin Firth film “Kingsman- The Secret Service”.

 

Runner – X Factor Final – Applause Store - Dec 12.

Duties included checking audience members tickets and showing them to their seats. Get the audience in and out of the studio safely.  Watching over rehearsals and making sure everything went well and everyone’s OK during the show.

 

Other Experience Includes - NHA Trang (Pioneer TV), Britain’s Bad Weather (Pioneer TV), Arthur (Pioneer TV), Silver Road Studios, Dock 10, Salford International Radio Festival 2014, The Verb (BBC Radio 3), Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4), Shrewsbury Field Forever Festival 2013 and Exam Results Day (Gosh Productions).

Qualifications

University of Salford

BA Hons in TV and Radio (1 year top up).

West Cheshire College, Ellesmere Port

⁃ HND in Creative Media Production.

⁃ BTEC Extended National Diploma in Media and Creative Media Production Level 3.

 

Skills

Qualified 1st Aider- Valid until April 2016.

CRB Check - Valid until December 2015.

Produced a number of short films including documentaries about Chester and New York, a advert, a children’s animation and a music video.

Produced a number of outside university films including a wedding video, a dance film and a advert promoting a pub.

Achievements

·      Member of Soho Runners

·       Part of the ITV Insight Talent Pool.

·       Edited short films and adverts for Captive North Productions.

·       Worked as a councillor at Camp Hayden Marks (part of the Fresh Air Fund) in Summer 2014 (Camp America)

            and after camp spent 3 weeks travelling the west coast of America.

·       Successfully planned/ researched, filmed and edited interviews with BBC Radio Merseyside presenters Billy

            Butler and Frankie Conner for my HND documentary “The History of music in Liverpool”.

·       Fund raiser for charities including Children in Need, Comic Relief and Claire’s House.

·       Won a local film award for a horror film and entered a slapstick comedy into a Columbia Intern exchange programme.

 

References

Wendi Rose, Line Manager at “Surprise Surprise” ITV Studios London Entertainment wendi.rose@itv.com       

Peter Davey, Commissioning Exec, ITV Studios London Entertainment, peter.davey@itv.com

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Lisa's Brand New Showreel 2015

By: LisaTaylor

This is the final final version of my 2015 showreel, which features some of my biggest films to date. My showreel includes my slapstick comedy that won a local film award, documentaries about Liverpool music and Community Radio, 2 animations, my directing debut, a film about water, a film about dreams, Lache FM's Frost FM's "All I want for Christmas" music video and many more classic films. 

 
So sit back, relax and enjoy Xx

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Donít miss the chance this festive season to revitalize your logo design

By: adamssmiths

Give a boost to your business in this festive season. Get huge discounts on all the development and logo design UK packages of Logo Design Best UK.  We will help you to revamp and revitalize your marketing strategy with professional quality and reliable services. Rejuvenate your brand identity and effectively communicate your business story in a creative and unique style to target your customers and reap sales.

Logo design best not only gives you this superb offer for a day or two but for the entire festive season. In this festive season we aim to make your target market attractive and demanding for more professional quality and trustworthy services. Our talented team deals in creating the world’s best and original brand symbol to represent your business in the market in a superior way.

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Improve Your Organizational Communication with PBX Phone System

By: katiemorenna

Communication is an important factor that governs the success of business organization. No matter how big or small your company is selecting a good office phone system is essential for conducting smooth business operations. Among the various types of systems available, a virtual or PBX phone system is considered the most beneficial for your business organization.

Usually, a small business PBX phone system is a telephonic network that helps your business in managing internal and external communication. It is basically connected to the public phone and automatically routes the calls to the specific location. It includes external and internal lines, a server that helps in managing call switching and routing and a console for manual control.

Reasons to switch to PBX phone system

  1. The best feature of using this system is that involves a minimal investment as compared to other phone systems. This phone system also includes an effective call management with several options such as, call conferencing, call waiting, call distribution, voice mail and auto attendant etc. In other words, this system makes sure that the internal communication is effectively coordinated.
  2. With the help of auto attendant feature caller is given the menu option to connect call to the right destination. It also provides an option of call routing which helps without sending the busy tone to users.
  3. If this phonic system installed in your office, you can even answer the calls outside your office. This service is possible by answering your calls from any alternate number such as your cell phone or your residence number. The main benefit of this system is that an employee can work from their home without affecting productivity of the business. The calls which are not answered will transfer to the voice mail which allows the user to hear it later.
  4. The most notable benefit of this system is that it allows the long distance or international call at an affordable charge. Moreover, it allows the user to establish a number of connections from the given connection. This helps you to expand your business activities without making more investments in telephone lines.

Therefore, using a PBX phone system is highly valuable and helps your business to expand its operations in real-time.

TrixboxShop offers guaranteed quality like no one does. It is better to make a right decision and select a highly maintained and cost-effective phonic system for your business for flexible and smooth communication. It offers great phoning systems to help small to mid size businesses with efficient business class features and cost structures.

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Business phone system - Corporate communication network

By: katiemorenna

Variety of configurations is available in business phone system which offers a range of benefits and features. Today with the most advanced technology business phone network runs on Internet protocol an (IP) network which is used to connect employees, information and data.

Now the question arise that how you find the right system for you company and what is the finest way to install it. So, before implementing the right communication system for your company consider few things and evaluate it.

Understand what your users need:

It is important to know which tools your employees need and what facilities they are looking for. Do they require easy and simple access to media conferencing tools or they are looking for one phone number that rings on several devices at the same time.  The best business phone system actually gives employees the tools they need to be more efficient. Most important features and facilities they consider are Videoconferencing, automatic attendant, paging, wireless network, paging, easy access to data, integrated with CRM, unified messages and the ability to identify your employee’s presence and the easiest way to reach them.

Be prepared for change:

With the help of business phone system employees easily do things that were actually not feasible before and through which they bring changes in routine work. For instance, with help of  wireless IP phones companies’ sales floor staff can rapidly verify the amount of stock kept in warehouse without leaving the seat to check the stock available in warehouse.

Maintenance:

In this global scenario, the old telephonic networks are actually known for disruptive management and with a high maintenance cost. It is a dull task to maintain and manage old network. Modern telephonic frameworks with IP networks, auto provisioning and network connections makes management task supple and trouble-free. With these types of systems workforce need to worry about the illogical menus, scripting, coding and setup. The new phone system comes with low maintenance cost and is easily affordable for businesses.

We at TrixboxShop give you the business phone system which has the trusted name globally and gives you the high quality connections and strengthen your business. TrixboxShop offer you services which are easy on your pockets and fulfill the business needs. Through our phone system companies easily add customer service features like call assistance, voice enabled devices, integrated business functions and emails. So, come and build up a strong business communication with an updated and corporate phone system in a cost effective approach.

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Salford equine students sad to say ĎAu Revoirí after French trip

By: Andybailey

A team of 14 Equine students were treated to a two week educational trip to France as part of an on-going Erasmus KA1 Project. The students from Salford City College lapped up new and exciting horse riding techniques, based at MFR Terrou in Le Bourg.

As well as learning about the different practices and culture, Equine Management Level 3 students gained practical experience which included flat work, jumping, vaulting, carriage driving, long reining and barrel racing. They also had the opportunity to attend the Endurance competition and a national three day event at Pompadour. Other excursions included Rocamadour (pictured left and below), Figeac, Pechmerle and canoeing on Lake Tolerme.

Students were over the moon following their cross channel adventures, which took place last month. Ex-Urmston Grammar School pupil, Natasha Taylor, enjoyed her trip.  She said: “I really enjoyed my time at MFR Terrou and I wished I could have stayed longer.”

Horse Management Extended Diploma student, James Moran was pleased at learning new methods.  The 18-year-old explained: “It was a great opportunity where we could learn new things and spend time doing something we would not do in everyday life.”

Becky Schofield from Farnworth and a second year student, highlighted the warmness of the French tutors, even with the language barrier.  She said: “I thought everyone there was very friendly and welcoming – they all tried their best to help us understand through the language barrier. I had an amazing time and am grateful to both colleges and all tutors for giving us this opportunity.”

One standout feature for former Lowton High School pupil, Kate Jessica Birckbeck-Kniveton, involved the different training that was on offer: “The things I enjoyed the most was the vaulting and barrel racing. This is because we don’t get to do these sorts of activities over in the UK, as we don’t have the correct equipment,” added the 18-year-old from Leigh.

Originally posted on Salford City College website

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Week 6 & 7

By: ryanjb19951


In the week 6 tutorial we discussed web accessibility and how it can be an issue. We are in a digital age today and the use of web has widely spread across areas of society. It is what makes today, today and without the internet it would make life that little bit harder. I learned why web accessibility is an issue in today’s society. For example, people who have disabilities may find web pages hard to use because of one or more of their senses might not completely work. Millions of people around the world have disabilities that affect their access to the Web. Here are some examples of the design requirements for people with different types of disabilities; Visuals: some type of graphics, videos and extra support using the keyboards and screen readers. Hearing: Perhaps subtitled for audio or certain set captioning. Neurological: No flashing or strobe style lightning on the website in case of epilepsy. This is an important subject to discuss and it is better that people are taking it into consideration more now and people are more aware.

We also carried on with accessibility into the following week but we learned about the legal side of things as well when it comes to accessibility. The tutor told us about the Disability Discrimination Act or 1995 to 2005 and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act of 2001.

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Week 4 & 5

By: ryanjb19951


In these two weeks I have learnt quite a lot of information.  It started off by learning about the WWW and the various ethics that comes with it. It is also about being able to understand the WWW and to the ethics that come with it. Having understood this, the teacher told us to do a quick five minute activity with a student next to us. We were asked to discuss between us what kind of behaviour is expected from those you communicate with on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Most people said that they would expect to be treated well online and would want others to be treated the same. This comes along side WWW ethics as it is how you would like to be treated online and how you are supposed to treat someone online and with what kind of behaviour.

We spoke about ‘Digital ID’ and how it allows a much easier online interaction and log in system. The majority of people online today will have a digital Identity one way or another. Looking at data, over the past 20 years it has developed a lot and is still on the up-rise. One example of this is how apps and websites now only require you to log on through Facebook or Google. This is a much simpler and more effective way. However digital Identity comes with disadvantages as well as advantages. Some of these disadvantages are how it is difficult to control as there is so much information. There is also ID fraud whereas CIFAS had recorded over 111,000 frauds from January to June 2014. I learnt this and some other statistics during week 4 in my lecture. I had also learnt that the figures have risen by 10%. This is quite a shock as online information such as Digital ID’s should be more secure.  


In my tutorials especially in week 5 we had learnt about CSS and the main advantages. What Cascade Style Sheets do is allow us to add structure and style to our webpage. It will add colour, pictures and make it look a lot more presentable. Back when the WWW had started the use of CSS was minimal or maybe non-existent. Comparing websites now to 10 years ago they have changed a lot with presentation and design. We learnt in this week that for a CSS to work alongside the HTML page it has to be saved with a .css extension. There are also different types of list styles such as UL and LI and OL and LI. There is also so many fonts, colours etc to take into consideration when writing your CSS. There is much different type of colour codes but the main ones are HEX and you can type the colour. This would like this, ‘color: ‘Blue’; The word color has to be American for it to understand.

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Validating your HTML & CSS code

By: ZeenatPatel

 

In my module I made a website which I was pretty proud of as I have never used HTML or even CSS. Not just that I hadn’t created a website ever before. Do check my website out and give me feedback on it. http://posd.me.uk/students/btc038/new%20website.html

I decided to keep practicing on working on my website and to challenge myself to improve on it more. Just so in can better myself and not forgot how to code.

Something I didn’t know was, having to validate the code once it’s completed. Now for the ones that don’t know what validate actually means it’s basically a technical filled jargon way of referring to the use of a computer program or even your website to see if the code is error free. No matter what you use just CSS for the style of your page or even HTML you have to validate your code. Whether you hand-code it using Notepad ++ or even Dreamweaver, regardless of what you use you have to validate the code. See if there are any errors, if so edit them and re-validate to see if the code is error free.

The reason we have to validate our code is because when there are errors in the webpage, the browsers usually make it function in many different ways. Some browsers would simply just ignore the broken errors, but other browsers may not ignore the errors and they make an assumption on what the web designer was trying to achieve and, something else turns up instead of the actual design, the web designer had planned. When a search engine obtain your web page they have to make a decision according to your code, if the errors get picked up then it wont’s function as planned and also as efficient.

Something that gets a lot of people lazy and no fix the errors is when, they open the webpage in a certain browser, and it functions perfectly as they planned. Not realising it may not do the same on other webpages. Which then leads them to ignore the errors. What you really want is, the website working on every browser available and for it to function the way you had planned it to function. (Heng, 2015)

Validation ties in perfectly with what we have learnt over the course of the semester, as its taking testing to a further step. Validating and testing is a big part of system development. To stop people (and computers for this matter) jumping to conclusions validate and revalidate your code to ensure it remains error free! Treat your website like a triathlon, you have to train for three different events and remain versatile, ensure your website is like an athlete in training.

It is vital to validate you code, make sure you do it! It has to work on every browser. Once you start its pretty simple and easy to get on with. Don’t forget to check my website out and see if it works on your favourite browser.

Bibliography

Cdn.scherrtech.com, 2015. Web. 7 May 2015.2.  Heng, Christopher. 'What Is HTML And CSS Validation? Should You Validate Your Web Page? (Thesitewizard.Com)'. Thesitewizard.com. 2015. Web. 7 May 2015.

 

 

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development system.

By: irenemayombu

Hello everyone today hope you guys are having a lovely day.

 I am going to talk about week 4 and 5 of our development system.

In the week 4 of our lecture we had catching up the teacher spoke about independent learning the slide had information about the difference between IT and IS.

We also spoke about Ethics, what is ethics well ethics more about the online world so like what people expect once they are on connected on the internet. We had a five minute class activity just to discuss a little bit of the social network, myself and my other 4 classmate we discussed about the most popular site that everyone has been talking about and that is Facebook. Well can I just say well all had different opinions about the expectations this is what some of us said:

1. Facebook is where people can keep in touch with theirs friends and families

2. Facebook is where you can find long lost friends.

3. Facebook is also a place where you can expect to be bullied.

We had a question in one of the slide stating who owns the internet??Do you know the answer to it if yes that is good and if not then please do some research. Apparently the Americans do own the internet.

WEEK 4 OF TUTORIALS

It was more about expanding our first html and spoke about web design and its content and the usability.

Week 5

The lecture in week five was about computer system and the learning outcomes of the lessons: the data capture, computer system, management information, group work, feedback of group work.

So data capture is when using keyboard to enter data in a form of data capture tech here are some example:

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and electronic forms, Speech recognition and others which I have not stated here they all have their uses and also limitations.

  • Computers system has five parts and these are
  • Tetworks,
  •  Telecommunications,
  •  software: it controls the work of hardware like Microsoft,
  • Database where information are collected and organized in such a way that a computer programmed can quickly select desired pieces of data.
  •  Hardware: printers, display screens and keyboards.

The five parts together it collects, manipulate, store and process data to information.

As a group we were asked to consider the different type of transportation and try to identify the corresponding types of public information and to also identify the number and type of computer system needed to run the system.

Week 5 tutorial.

In week five of our tutorial we had to learn more information about CSS and webpage layout.

The advantages of CSS is that it has a smaller html file size and also it ease maintenance.

How to link a CSS size <link> element in <head>…</head>

  • <link rel="stylesheet” href=“mystyle.css"
    type="text/css”>.
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It is easier for you to understand this particular topic if you do some research on it you can have a look on YouTube there are many videos and examples to help you understand.

Thank you all for your time and until next time take care

BYE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                         

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Access books from anywhere in the world!

By: ZeenatPatel

You can access any textbook from anywhere in the world! It really is that simple! If only everything was as easy it would be perfect. A guest speaker had been invited into our lecture this week to simply talk to us on how she helped in implementing a new system for Salford university library. It was rather informative, the new system implemented was associated with SOLAR which in an online library, which gives you access to any textbook anywhere in the world, by simply logging in. It’s a handy resourceful system. Perfect for when you’re abroad and have work to do, it’s immediate and effortless.

We were also told the process of implementing a new system, that wasn’t as easy as SOLAR. It’s a long process which you have to follow step by step. After all you’re replacing an old system with a new one. The first step was, writing a business case, basically the whole plan with the acquiring fund, as everything else money is always a factor. Thereafter the second step, which went onto requirement gathering and procurement process which however led to the third step the project initiation. Lastly final step the system implementation that covers the following:

Security - Security of the new system and how it will keep data secured.

Communications - The communication between system and staff working, in order for staff to know what is going on.

System Integration – The connection of components to make the system function.

Training - The training that will be provided for the staff and student that will be using this system.

Data Migration - The process of exchanging Information and Data for when updating or renewing a system.

Process Change - Changes of process between the new and old and if it would cause a problem.

By discussing the stakeholder management in depth, it made me realise how much preparation goes into the system implementation, but not just that how much time and aspects goes into building a business case. I learnt something new that a lot of different aspects needs to be taken into consideration.

If you’re in need of any textbooks, don’t waste time online looking for the correct book, something that is free of charge with the whole book available and not just a trial, go no further and go to :

http://sal-primo-production.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do

I think it’s super great and ever so useful! 

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Apple Watch Review

By: ces34

APPLE WATCH : REVIEW 

 

 

Anyone who is actually in touch with the world around them today will know that there has been a bit of commotion around one particular company recently, Apple.  Im sure you would have all heard of the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus, also known as the "ibend" or Apples new "flexible" products. These products have been trending under the hashtag #bendgate and for one reason or another apple seem to have had a bit of a slip up. However funny, or not (depending on weather you own one) the new bendy phone is not exactly what I am wanting to discuss. 

Enter APPLE WATCH....... 

Initial thoughts??? well I hated it, really, I disliked it so much I felt a bit sick just seeing it. The shape was all wrong, the digital analog time annoyed me, it looked too chunky. I want to state now before I go any further how much I love apple, How much I really love their philosophy, and how there seemed to be a magical chemistry between the late Steve Jobs and awesome Englishman who is making us all proud, Jonathan Ive. This chemistry is what I was always in awe off after watching the keynote speaks Apple do when releasing a new product. Weather this chemistry I speak of was real or something I imagined, it has definitely gone and this is how I feel about apple in general. Steve jobs had the vision  Ive made it happen with flair. It was perfect to say the least, and it was evident in all the products across the board. All the way from the app graphics to the shell of the laptop. From Mac to shuffle. perfect. 

So whats happened?? well firstly Steve pop his clogs then the magic lost its sparkle. It's still magic, just doesn't twinkle anymore. maybe its my age but my longing after the new products has just disappeared and I honestly think its down to the lack of chemistry and conviction apple are now selling their products with. 

The apple watch to a watch lover is plain and simply a sin. Maybe that makes me biased, however my love for Apple and its products was around long before my love for watches and therefor I believe my hatred for this watch runs deeper. 

So the watch itself is doesn't look great and the straps are even worse. They have even made sports straps that are all magnetic along with lurid colours. After doing a bit more research I eventually noticed the system that apple have designed to interchange straps... which slightly redeemed it self. 

It is not all bad news. The software that is completely new for the product does look amazing from the videos. By the looks of it, its all about zooming, and flicking between content with a single swipe and it does looks seamless and is impressive BUT, and there is a but... you use the so called "crown" for manoeuvring around and zooming, which I think is just wrong. 

The third main issue that I have have with the Apple watch is, What exactly is it for ??? If you own a watch and a phone it seems to me like a pointless data collecting device and this is where I feel the product can become a weapon. Now don't get it twisted I'm not sat at home fretting about how the world is doomed because of the MIGHTY Apple Watch. Its more that I don't like what can be achieved will all of the things that the watch is capable of doing. Heart rate monitor, and fingerprint scanner alone is pretty scary. Apple will soon know, Where you are, who you are with, content of phone calls, the texts you send,  along with having your fingerprints and how often you get up of your ass. Try and tell me that doesn't make you question and a touch scared about what apple have on you. Now there are definitely people sat reading this that would have not thought about it, but now its apparent they may start thinking about what they did last weekend, and there is defiantly people saying I have nothing to hide, I'm clean, take my details, it will make the world safer and maybe a little more honest. Maybe.

Maybe it will, But i think what we will actually start to see is a devision.  A devision between people who have nothing to hide/think they have nothing to hide/ don't care. And people that   shun technology and data collection for the sake of their own privacy (rightly so, mind you).

So in collusion be for I get too into the dark arts of data collection. The apple watch is not a watch its another apple device and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have taken this tack if they had called it something other than what it is imposing as.  Apple have always performed at the top of its class and domination in other fields (operating systems,laptops,iPods) but this to me is bringing technology into a field that doesnt need it,  and should regect it, stop trying to change the world and how we live, focus on making it a better. 

 

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Blog 4 Lecture and Tutorial

By: emmanuel.ade

Hello my dear readers, unfortunately this will be the last blog post for system development. I will discuss in this blog what was covered during week 10 lectures and tutorial.

A guest speaker was invited whom lead the lecture for week 10. She discussed to my peers and I how she helped in implementing a new system for Salford university library.  The system implemented has helped me through my High education studies. The new system implemented was associated with SOLAR which acts as an online library and allows you to access Textbooks from anywhere in the world just being punching in your log in details.

The guest speaker explained what was wrong with the old system before it had to be replaced, she also talk us through step by step how the process was done starting with, writing a business case and acquiring the funds for the new system. Thereafter went on to requirement gathering and procurement process that led on to the project initiation and lastly the system implementation that covers the followings.

Data Migration - The process of exchanging Information and Data for when updating or renewing a system.

System Integration – The connection of components to make the system function.

Security - Security of the new system and how it will keep data secured.

Process Change - Changes of process between the new and old and if it would cause a problem.

Training - The training that will be provided for the staff and student that will be using this system.

Communications - The communication between system and staff working, in order for staff to know what is going on.

Stakeholder Management

By discussing this staged in depth I realised how much preparation went into the system implementation also how much time and aspects goes into building a business case. I now know a lot of different aspects needs to be taken into consideration i.e. where the machines will be kept? Also, Would we need to alter a building so the system will be installed properly? Things like this need to be taken into consideration. Before implementing a system.

Tutorial

I know I haven’t written about my tutorial classes before but the task was to create a functioning website minimum 4 pages, they was to have the following;

-       CSS styles for layout of the website.

-       HTML the language a computer understands.

We had to create the sites using Notepad++ and after doing to upload to FileZilla to make the website come online. However it wad coming to the deadline and I was nearing finishing off my website but because I wasn’t a professional I found it hard to link my pages together using notepad++. A day to the presentation day for the website I went onto YouTube and searched how I can link my sites together; I found a perfect video which talked me through how you can do so. I have not completed by website and all the pages are linked with consistency in the layout and buttons on the page. I am hereby to receive my mark, hope I have done well.

 

As it has now come to an end I hope you go away feeling more intellectual in Information Systems. Thanks you very much for reading my blog, have a lovely day.

 

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Bloog 4 - Week 10

By: bradcounsel

Week 10

Welcome to my blog

 

Today in my blog I am going to be discussing what happened in the week 10 tutorial and lecture. Firstly I am going to talk about the lecture in which we had a guest speaker which came in to talk to us about the lifecycle of implementing a system.  It is always important to plan before beginning the procedure as this allows you to think if the system needs any improvements or would need to be created from scratch. The steps explained when implementing a system are;

 

-System integration

 

-Communications

 

-Process change

 

-Training

 

-Security 

 

-Stakeholder management

 

It is important that each of the steps are considered when implementing a system to ensure that the system is up to scratch and does not fail. One of the main reasons for large IT project failures are that there hasn’t been a good development process and the implementation of the system wasn’t properly thought out along with several other key reasons such as poor or ambiguous sponsorship, confusing or changing requirements, Inadequate skills or resources and poor design or inappropriate use of new technology.

 

Week 10 Tutorial  

 

Now I am going to discuss the week 10 tutorial in which we continued working on our website prototype as this was our last session before the website needed to be online and completed for the 5th may.  Paul had gone through a few extra things which we needed to put in our websites and a quick recap of a few things which could be used as well as making sure we knew how to upload the website through Filezilla so that it would be live on the web for him to view when marking the document. I successfully finished creating my website prototype and presented this on 5th may, I received positive feedback and was impressed with the overall look and design of the website with all the links working to the correct pages and a consistent colour scheme and style throughout the webpage as this was my first real attempt at coding properly. I feel that if I ever needed to code in the future then this project would help me a lot as my skills on html and css have improved over the duration of the course and my knowledge of notepad ++ has vastly improved. However there was also a few points which were made which I needed to improve which I will take in to consideration and this well help me improve more and will be on my mind next time I am presented with a coding task in the future. However overall I am pleased with the result as this was my first real attempt at coding anything.

Thank you for reading.

Below is a link to my creative hive space.

http://creativehive.org/web/bradcounsel

 

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