The Importance of Technology in the Workplace
Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life or, as it is also phrased, to the change and manipulation of the human environment. While individual inventiveness is essential to technological development, social and economic forces strongly influence what technologies are developed, paid attention to, invested in, used, and spread. Examples of such influencing factors include consumer acceptance, patent laws, the availability of risk capital, the federal budget process, local and national regulations, media attention, economic competition, tax incentives, and scientific discoveries.
Technology has strongly influenced the course of history and the nature of human society, and continues to do so at a rapid rate. It is responsible for revolutions in agriculture, sanitation, and medicine that have increased food production and the quality of living; bows and arrows and gunpowder that changed how wars are waged; and the microprocessor that has transformed how we write, compute, bank, operate businesses, and communicate with each other.
In the workplace, information technology (IT) refers to computerized systems that handle data and make decisions based on that information. It is a key resource in today’s competitive business world and can improve productivity by automating repetitive tasks that take up valuable time and resources. It is also an important tool for analyzing customer information, making informed decisions, and staying ahead of the competition. It also enables organizations to communicate with employees, clients, and partners efficiently through tools like electronic mail ’email’, videoconferencing, social media networks, mobile phones and text messaging services, and fax.