IGCSE Information & Communication Technology Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 30 - 30 of 46

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Appeared in Year: 2009

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Question

Which of the following statements describe advantages of Fax?

Choices

Choice (4)

a.

Documents can be very long.

b.

Can be used as a legal document.

c.

Very slow transmission rates.

d.

Both b. and a. are correct

Answer

d.

Explanation

The statements A and B describe the advantages of fax.

  • The main advantage of using fax is it can be used as a legal document and therefore no other documents are required to make it a legal document.

  • There is no size limit of documents in fax and therefore the documents can be very lengthy this is also an advantage of fax.

  • Another advantage is reliability all that is needed to successfully send a fax is a fax machine and a recipient fax number.

  • Fax ensures security, with email there is always a risk that accounts can be hacked and documents intercepted. There is less risk with a fax. Furthermore, there is no risk in receiving a fax, while receiving an email attachment there is potentially a risk of introducing viruses and harmful software to your computer.

  • One among the disadvantage of using fax is slow transmission rate. Email have faster transmission rate.

  • Another disadvantage is fax documents cannot be edited easily whereas emails can be downloaded and modified.

  • Some other advantages are:

    • Convenience

    • Familiarity and ease of use

  • Some other disadvantages are:

    • Not very good quality

    • Cannot send multimedia files

    • Won’t be received if line is busy/receiving fax machine switched off/out of paper

    • Wastes/expense of ink/paper

    • Cannot be certain if correct person has received it

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