CHAPTER 1

What is Information technology (IT) to individual (s) these days?

In this modern day and age, information technology plays a big role for individuals while growing complexity and dynamics increasing the needs of information technology by individuals. There have been tremendous changes in the ways people live, work and play over the past ten years . It has become a part of our everyday lives,  every where  at work, at home, in education, and in medicine, and where possible, making recommendations for the future

Information technology is the study and use of systems for storing, retrieving, and sending information. This can include software, hardware, applications. It important in supporting, maintaining and enriching many aspects of livings. They bring benefits to lives of individuals, operations of business and the functioning of society

Information technology is comprised of computers, networks, mobile and wireless devices, satellite communications, robotics, videotext, cable television, electronic mail (“e-mail”), electronic games, and automated office equipment. The information industry consists of all computer, communications, and electronics-related organizations, including hardware, software, and services.

Everyday, Individuals use technology in new ways. Its help individuals for globalization , communication , give more time and creation of new jobs

Communication – With the help of information technology, communication has also become cheaper, quicker, and more efficient.  The internet has also opened up face to face direct communication from different parts of the world. Many collaboration platform have been built in addition to face to face call via mobile devices like iphone.

More time – IT has made it possible for businesses to be open 24 x7 all over the globe. This means that a business can be open anytime anywhere, so individuals making purchases from different countries easier and more convenient . It is means that you can have your goods delivered right to your doorstep with having to move a single muscle.

Creation of new jobs – Probably the best advantage of information technology is the creation of new and interesting jobs. Computer programmers, Systems analyzers, Hardware and Software developers and Web designers are just some of the many new employment opportunities created with the help of IT.

Reference :

Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2014). Management information system managing the digital firm (Thirteenth ed.). PEARSON

 

 

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One thought on “CHAPTER 1

  1. Haya,
    1) State the question(s) and cite the responses to which question(s).
    2) State the sources for the information
    3) “Globalization – IT allowed the world’s to become a single interdependent system. This means individuals can share information and goods quickly and efficiently”
    While you stated the sentence above this as a benefit for individual, your statement about globalization and meaning does not fully apply to individual’s benefit.
    4) “More time – IT has made it possible for businesses to be open 24 x7 all over the globe. This means that a business can be open anytime anywhere, so individuals making purchases from different countries easier and more convenient.” What does it mean by easier, more convenient and more time for individuals?

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