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Computer Data Storage: Input and Output

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Running Head: Computer Data Storage

Computer Data Storage:

Input and Output

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Printed Questionnaires - The mode of data input will be decided on the basis of model of printed questionnaire. If the questionnaire consists of multiple choices, optical scanner is the best choice. The keyboard typing or uploading the scanned version of written paper is suitable for theoretical a paper which requires description about the topic.

Telephone Survey - Automated computer system to capture the details of survey is best option as it reduces the margin of human error related to typo, grammatical mistake etc if the instructions are clearly explained to participants. Otherwise, if it is abstruse paper which needs the presence of subject matter expert, human interaction is essential where responses can be recorded into the system.

Retail Tags - RFID for International bar code is best method of input in the case of identifying the information embedded in retail tags. It can be problematic in the case when wrong bar code is attached to the item. But it can be rectified easily by attentiveness of sales person or customer. Still if there is lack of RFID process, then human intervention is possible choice for recording the details.

Bank Checks - Automated scanners of bank checks provide the optimal choice of getting the information in efficient manner to reduce the human errors. Still manual check is required to verify the correctness of details whether system has uploaded the exact description mentioned in checks without losing some details due to customer's error or misinformation.

Long Documents - Automatic uploading process of scanned version of long document is most suitable choice if paper format of long documents is already available. Manual typing becomes essential in the absence of paper version.

Hand Held Computer - Personal Digital Assistant along with blackberry are leading products in handheld devices which can provide all the basic operations of computer like email, Microsoft office, internet access, multimedia files. It retains all the functionality of regular phone. They resemble in high resolution of larger computer but there is definite gap in size of hard disk. It is sufficient for small operations but ease of navigation in big screen through files makes them better choice for tedious assignment. Portability is obvious advantages in handheld computers in comparison to laptops or desktops.

Color Photograph - Professional quality of high resolution is difficult to match in the case of color photograph. Arrival of niche products in digital cameras is reducing the gap from film cameras. There is user-friendly behavior of these cameras to upload on computers and take the print outs. It provides good options for amateur which is cost-effective also. Multiple copies of any photo are also available at tip of finger.

Resume - Electronic version of resume provides the accessibility to each stakeholders without going through hassles of mailing process involved in sending the hard copy of the file. It can be easily emailed to everyone without any need of physical transportation. Once the process of selection or need of resume is over, it can be kept in the office file for the sake of record.

Internal Memorandum - Intranet or internal email system with secured features provides the option of sharing the information without threat of malicious attack of virus from outside agency. The firewall and monitoring system of company protects the information which can be leaked to external sources. Still it is impossible to achieve full proof system because it depends on many factors including sincerity of employees.

Statistical Report - This kind of report can be published using the internal bulletin in the form of PowerPoint presentations, statistical graph in excel sheet or just as plain text on the dash board.

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