ICT week 1 Notes

Report
Level II Agricultural
Business Operations
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Manage paperwork
Store documents
Make decisions
Organised
Secure
Well equipped
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Essential kit
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Computer
Printer
Broadband
Smartphone
Data storage
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Processor
Hard Drive
Monitor
Optical Drive
RAM
Graphic Card
Connectivity
◦ USB
◦ WiFi
◦ Ethernet
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Office Applications
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Security Software
◦ Microsoft Office
◦ Open Office
◦ Norton
◦ AVG free
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Internet Browser
Others...
◦ Adobe Reader (PDF)
◦ Email/Calendar
(Outlook)
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Protect Data from:
◦ Damage
◦ Theft
◦ Deleted
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Prevent Unauthorised access to your PC
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Check list
◦ Operating system up to date (eg Windows)
◦ All application software is up to date (eg Office)
◦ Anti virus application installed/up to date
◦ Firewall up to date & running
◦ Change any “at risk” passwords
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Can you get?
Yes you can!
– Phone line Broadband – Best value, most reliable
service?)
– Wireless (WiMax) – only in some areas
– Satellite – Available everywhere, most expensive
option
– Mobile – Not a realistic option for Rural businesses
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What value to you put on connectivity?
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Router/Home
Hub/WiFi box
Create an IT
Network
Avoid WiFi for
intensive tasks
Increase your
network coverage
Benefits of a
network
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Suite of services available free of charge to all
farming Businesses in Northern Ireland
Reduce paper transactions
Increase information
Helps avoid errors and mistakes
Fully supported by DARD via:
◦ Dedicated Help desk
◦ Farmer Training programme
APHIS Online
Animal Registration Service
Herd information Service
Safe and secure online
application
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iOS (Apple)
Android (Google)
Windows Phone
Visit your Ap Store
“APHIS Mobile”
Free download
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View your herd list
Register your calves
Buyer confirmation
Check animal
details
Free to download
Free to use
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It cuts down on simple mistakes.
It provides the most up to date information on MEA and
Greening Assessments
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There is no need to queue at a DARD Direct Office.
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You get an instant receipt and summary of your claim.
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You can track your application.
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IT HELPS DARD ISSUE MORE PAYMENTS EARLIER
Online
field data
sheet
• This will be
prepopulated with
data held by DARD
from previous
years
• Applicants only
have to fill in the
details for Usage,
Activated Area and
ANC/TP area.
•Applicants will be
able to view their
farm map and
easily add or
remove fields.
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Most up to date data available from DARD
Interactive map
Added functionality
◦ High resolution images
◦ Associated data
◦ Measuring tool
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Bovis
Farm Structure
survey
Online Maps
Benchmarking
Nutrient
Calculators
Business Tools
Farm Census
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Internet connected Cameras
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Instant access to video & audio
Pan Tilt and zoon
Use while at home or away
Programmed alerts and messages
High definition and night vision capable
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Many types
available
◦ Wireless
◦ PTZ
◦ Ruggedized
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Connect the camera
to your home
network
You own personal
camera web page
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Enabling technology
◦ Facilities the collection of data
◦ Reduces error
◦ Simplifies information collection
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Intergraded with other IT systems
◦ Weighting
◦ Parlour systems
Simple EID Sheep Crate
Standard Weigh
Clock
Basic Sheep
Crate
Handheld
Reader/Computer
FDC EID Sheep Crate at Greenmount
Handheld
Reader/Computer
Electronic Weigh
head
Electronic Tag
0000kg
0045
Load bars
Fixed EID Reader
Panels
Dairy Production - Automation
Auto ID
Cows OUT
Parlour
Identify
Animal Info.
Weigh
Feed
Group..
Yield/SSC
Feed level
Group
Inseminate
Treatment
Cows at grass/housed
Auto ID
Parlour Software
3rd Party Management Package
Treatment
Cows IN
APHIS
Milk Recording
Breed Society
 12
Short Questions
 Complete the Cover page
 Attempt each question
 Return the script to the tutor
Thank You

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