Essay- How Computers Benefit Businesses

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The business world of the 21st century is becoming more demanding and challenging as operations grew bigger and more complex with projects that need to be done in smaller time frames. There is very little room for even slight errors and mistakes; as such errors can cost businessmen millions of dollars. Therefore, reliable workforces are much needed to get projects done quickly as well as efficiently. This is why computer-aided tasks are becoming an increasingly popular trend nowadays.

The first generation of computers dates back to as early as the 1940's. The computers of that time however proved to be a hassle just to run and maintain it to be of any use to businesses of the times. It was very huge, extremely sluggish and slow but worst of all, it was very expensive to build one (Take note that computers aren't commercially sold yet at the time). Not to mention its maintenance and running costs. Computers of the time consume great amounts of energy, and are very unreliable due the use of electronic parts that tend to fail all the time. Also the user needs to learn and understand the machine language in order to operate the computer. All of these factors waste invaluable time and money unnecessarily. Therefore one would conclude that the usage of computers would be problematic rather than beneficial to businesses.

However we are now entering the 21st century, the era of modern civilization where technology plays a significant role in our daily lives. Computers have advanced to great heights since the creation of vacuum-tube based computers, the 1st generation of computers. These modern computers otherwise referred to as the 4th generation of computers, are commercially available for personal and business use. Almost every family in developed or developing countries has at least one personal computer in their house.

Then there's the revolution of the Internet otherwise known as the World Wide Web. The Internet allows users from around the world...
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