One obvious drawback is the high overall cost of the technological devices that involves several kinds of costs. Technology is constantly being improved, which requires employee training and more expenses for their upgrade. In the same way, once a system upgrade is completed, maintenance costs are added to the overall cost. This cost can reduce the overall profitability of a company depending of the kind of technological devices they are. For that reason, before using technological devices at work, a company should do an especial study of resources it has and analyze its profitability of using these technological devices in order to know if they are convenient or not.
Another drawback is the loss of the control over technological devices and how they are used. When companies use these devices, they do not pay attention to the Information Security because these devices are too complex and their control is more difficult. In this way, it is easier to the workers produce a leak of private information when using them. There are always hacking risks from the outside and the internal, but this situation is a potential issue that companies must solve if they want to use this kind of technology without risk or at least with low risk.
A final drawback is the decrease of the Value of Human Workers. Nowadays, human workers retain less value, which is a disadvantage of technological advances. Because machines automate processes and do the work of 20 people with one computer, companies find they don't need to employ as many people to get the job done. Then the number of workers that are need to companies is constantly being reduced. As machines and computers become even more advanced and efficient, the decrease of the value of human workers will continue to be a growing disadvantage of technology and an issue that has a global impact and the rate of unemployment will increase.