Readiness Assessment Essay

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Technological advances over the past several decades have drastically changed how we function on a day to day basis. Typewriters and postal mail were sufficient ways to communicate in the past, and now computers and email have taken over and allowed an almost instantaneous line of communication. The technology of the computer has made a major impact on our lives, and will continue to develop in its sophistication, ability and scope. Computers have allowed for significant advances in communication, information technology, and simply how we function in our daily lives.

Email, instant messaging, and social networking – just a few advances in computer technology that have vastly changed the way society communicates. With a few keystrokes you could be chatting with someone from the other side of the world. Instead of waiting days for a letter in the mail, email has made it possible to have a conversation via the world wide web while only waiting a few minutes for a response. All of these forms of communication have allowed for further advances in how information travels, consequently making way for development and implementation of information technology.

IT (information technology) is one more thing that can be attributed to the computer and the technology it provides. From large corporations to small businesses to home settings, information technology is utilized in our society as a vital resource. Health care systems have implemented seamless information systems to allow for transfer of patient information from office to office in order to improve the health care experience. Retail stores use computerized systems to track inventory, make orders, transactions, and account for sales. At home, a plethora of information is at our fingertips with access to the internet. Everything from finding the nearest Thai restaurant to researching for a term paper – all made easier with use of the computer.

We can now use computers to do our banking, shopping,...
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