3.3.2 Information technology used to support data collection (Web- based…
3.3.2 Information technology used to support data collection
Used to scan barcodes
Barcodes has a unique identifiable barcode, which help retailers to identify products + use the information for stock control
Who + what uses this
- Products bought by the shopper are scanned + linked to the shopper's unique loyalty scheme number.
Supermarkets can identify which goods the shopper buy + use this information to target offers/discounts/money-off vouchers.
Scan + shop
-members of loyalty scheme scan their own products .
Data about their shopping transferred to a checkout + linked to their loyalty scheme number.
- When a product is sold the the barcode is used to remove the quantity from stock database.
If a new are delivered, the barcode is used to add the quantity into the stock database.
Quick Response codes
Hold more data
Can be read faster than a standard barcode
What is its use
Advertising - this code is found on magazines
the code can be read/scanned by the smart phone using an app.
Information such as URL/ a discount voucher or contact details of the business can be interpreted by the smart phone.
Made up of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background.
Two dimensional barcode that store data
Web- based surveys
Submitted response is saved + stored automatically in a spreadsheet or database
When surveys is completed/ responses are submitted quickly
What is this used for :
- voting for a talent show on tv .
Feedback after a holiday or hotel stay.
-Surveys from manufactures about product purchased.
To access + complete this a device such as smartphone, tablet or computer connected to the internet must be used.
Can be sent as a link or as a URL contained in an email.
Survey that is located on the internet
Activity Trackers/Smart watches/ headsets
This uses include
: - Activity Trackers that stores the wearer's fitness data in a file on the manufacturer's website.
Progress can be tracked + compared with that of friends.
Glasses deliver text notifications via heads-up display in the glasses.
Apps used by the glasses. e.g. to read out newspaper articles.
Smart electronic devices that can be worn.
Files + documents can be accessed through the Cloud
Smartphones/tablets/GPS devices: satnavs + e-book readers.
provides the user with instant access to information through the internet.
Any device that can be transported by the user