Discusses conventional binary computing architecture. However, an emerging field of research focuses on the development of quantum computers. Find and summarise a resource that explains why there is so much interest in this type of computing (for example, the potential applications).
Briefly makes mention of the Linux operating system, an open-source Unix variant developed in the 1990s. There are many popular Linux distributions (look up “Linux Distribution” if you don’t know what that means). Find and summarise a resource that describes the features and advantages of 1 of these distributions.
TCP and UDP are examples of two Layer Four (L4) transport protocols that are discussed in the text. Find and summarise a resource that describes the features and uses of 1 other L4 protocol that is not discussed in the text.
Cyber-attacks on governments or government assets are receiving increasing publicity and media attention. Find and summarise a resource that describes 1 recent cyber-attack (within the last 3 years) against a government website or asset.
Flood, fires and earthquakes are events beyond our control, yet impact heavily on ICT infrastructure. Find and summarise a resource that describes 1 example of an organisation’s ICT infrastructure being impacted by such an event and the resulting effects on the business and/or its operations. For example, you might want to search for “data centre fire” or “network cable earthquake” to find suitable resources.
Briefly mentions crowdsourcing which is a form of social business that organisations employ to engage with the public to achieve a goal. Find and summarise a resource that describes 1 example of an organisation using crowdsourcing and the outcomes of the engagement.
With the advent of mass data collection and storage has come a surge of instances of data theft. Find and summarise a resource that describes 1 example where data has been stolen from a private company or corporation and explain the impacts on the customers.
The failure to adapt business processes and embrace technology, particularly ICT, has led to the downfall of many previously successful companies. Find and summarise a resource that describes 1 example of an organisation that failed to adapt to changes in technology and explain what the organisation failed to do/respond to.
Large, complex ICT projects are more likely to fail than succeed. Find and summarise a resource that describes 1 example of a large ICT project that failed and explain the impacts of the failure.