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--What are important considerations for an organization to dispose of old computer equipment?

--Why is it recommended to establish a formal evaluation criterion when considering the purchase of hardware for the organization?

--Explain the following in a good paragraph
Accuracy of data input is important. What method of data input would be best for each of the following situations and explain why:
Printed questionnaires
Telephone survey
Bank checks
Retail tags
Long documents

Convenience and quality of output are important. Explain what method of output would be best for each of the following situations and explain why:
Hand held computer
Color photograph
Resume
Memorandum
Statistical report
Company annual report

Different types of storage devices are optimal for different situations. Explain what situations are appropriate for the following devices and explain why:
Hard disk
Floppy disk
RAM
CD ROM
Tape

Explain the role of each of the following in determining the speed of a computer:
RAM
Clock speed
Data on hard disk
Data on CD ROM
Data on floppy disk

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--What are important considerations for an organization to dispose of old computer equipment?
Answer: Businesses are required to dispose of their old computers properly. Computers disposed of by a business may be regulated as a hazardous waste. Some computers that are donated or sold to scrap dealers and recyclers may end up being improperly disposed. To minimize potential liability, businesses must use due diligence to ensure that their computers are disposed of properly.

--Why is it recommended to establish a formal evaluation criterion when considering the purchase of hardware for the organization?
Answer: Every effort should be made in requesting hardware/software items to insure compatibility with existing equipment.

--Explain the following in a good paragraph
Accuracy of data input is important. What method ...

Solution Summary

Important considerations for an organization to dispose old computer equipment are explained.
Importance of establishing a formal evaluation criterion when considering the purchase of hardware for the organization is explained. Accuracy of data input is explained for variety of real-world applications.

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