How Information Technology Is Changing the World
How Information Technology is Changing the World Right Before Our Eyes
Information technology affects almost every aspect of our everyday lives in today’s modern world. Everywhere you look you will see some form of information technology that is helping our lives. One part of our world that is gravely affected by information technology is the business world. Some simple examples of how information technology affects the business world are how companies are able to store important files on a computer instead of file cabinets which makes them safer and also more accessible to the whole company. Also the use of e-mail makes it very easy and fast for the company to communicate these files to places outside the company. These are a few ways that technology has affected the world of business (Jane McGrath). 2. How current information technology affects business
The single most way that technology effects business is the increase in speed that technology can produce. Whatever technology that can speed up production, logically will draw in more business. The two main things that are making production improve the most are the personal computer and new cell phones. With computers companies are able to organize databases, personal schedules, and many different other things that are important information. With information being able to travel faster and more reliable than ever before the idea of distance barriers become nonexistent. Businesses are starting to realize how easy it really is to outsource jobs overseas with the current technology. Some of the common jobs that are able to be outsourced are computer programming and telephone customer service. Although outsourcing is a controversial practice because people look at it as hurting the job market in their own country, but from a business perspective it seems to be the brightest idea because it can save companies anywhere between 30 and 70 percent. This is
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