Current Trends in Communication

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Current Communications Trends in Business

Kevin Lewis
MGT 350
October 18, 2012
Professor Traci Herrera

Introduction
In the times we live in, communication and the technology that allows us to communicate have seen major advancements. I can remember being in college and having to actually leave my dorm room to make that track to a relatively unknown territory called the library. I left college and joined the military in 1991. During my entire time in the military, I can recall using a computer only once. Fast forward to 1997 and I am discharged from the military. My first real position, I was working for a company called Nortel. I was responsible for shipping and receiving of hardware for major clients. All my tracking and recording at this point was still done using a ledger book and pretty manual in nature. In 2001 nearly four years later, I was working for Interact Systems as a field technician repairing computers in several local grocery stores in the Philadelphia region. I also purchased my first personal computer for my home. So in a short span of five to six years, computers became an integral part of our business and our personal lives.
Today, we have seen even a greater influence of computers in everyday life. I will be taking a look at these advancements, specifically the benefits and detriments of the technology and communications in business.
Benefits of Current Trends in Communication for Business
When we look at the businesses today, most have a presence that is on the World Wide Web. Companies have now focused on the global consumer for the survival of their businesses. Technology has in essence removed a very vital barrier to allow this to happen. Technology has introduced new ways and means to allow companies to overcome these barriers. Now companies can reach international consumers, markets, link manufacturing firms, offices and people. A newly defined scope has emerged called globalization. Globalization has



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