Learning Outcome 3 – Digital Media Technology and it’s impact on the business environment

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There are 3 major changes in computers since they were first created:

  1. Software was available on Floppy discs, CD’s and DVD’s and now they are now available on cloud storage.
  2. Back then, they have hard drives that are as small as 128mb, now there are hard drives (both external and internal) that are about as big as 2tb.
  3. Back then, laptops are essentially smaller desktop that people have to carry, but now people have an all-in-one machine to act as a computer.

There are 3 major benefits that computers have that effects businessess in a positive way:

  1. They can use software like Dropbox or Google Drive to store work papers.
  2. They can use copy and paste a previous work to tweak it a bit instead of writing it all over again.
  3. Large storage devices are a great way for businessess to save space on their computers.
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Barcodes are lines of code to determine the name and price of a certain product. There are 3 ways we can use them:

  1. We can use them for product identification.
  2. We can use them for advertising.
  3. We can use them on food to track the food intake.
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QR codes – a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone.

There are 3 different uses for it:

  1. They can be used as a way to redirect to the products URL.
  2. They can be used to tag your personal belongings.
  3. They can be used to look for a certain place around the world.
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