“Information technology (IT) is “the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications, computer hardware and mobile devices.”IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information. Many companies now have IT departments for managing the computers, networks, and other technical areas of their business. IT jobs include computer programming, network administration, computer engineering, Web development, technical support, and many other related occupations.”
Since we live in the “information age,” information technology has become a part of our everyday lives, which is a great impact on our society. Every invitions has advantages and disadvantages, we as curious citizen in our society we would to know or interested to the most important effects of information technology in any branch of the 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 technology in industry also rapidly growing like communications and electronic organizations.
In past decades we have seen changes much faster pace. The rapid pace at which IT is changing means five to ten years from now lifestyles will be a lot different from what they are today. Nowadays in market there is very good products out there beside of hardware and software but in applications. Popular companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google are prove that applications are useful in communication, advertising, and entertainment…. Before I forgot the Topnotch in device world are Microsoft, Apple and Samsung that are paving the way for the future generation by introducing revolutionary devices and applications.
Now I summarize the Introduction of the I.T in the society, I will give the list of advantages of Information Technology in the society.I based this on my internet research and some friends I asked that have knowledge in I.T.
Globalization – Means bringing the world closer (in terms of communication not in geographic map). Deeper mean that we can not only share information quickly and efficiently, but we can also bring down barriers of language and geographic boundaries and countries are able to shares ideas and information with each other.
Communication – Before many years internet-café or making long distance calls or sending mails via post center are pain in the butt… beside of slow it is pretty expensive. Now the technology grows dramatically the communication become cheaper, quicker and much efficient. The internet communications has also opened up to face to face communication and live update streaming not in computer but also in mobile phones and other gadgets.
Cost effectiveness – Information technology has helped to computerize the business process thus streamlining businesses to make them extremely cost effective money making machines. This in turn increases productivity which ultimately gives rise to profits that means better pay and less strenuous working conditions.
Lots of time – All the online business are open 24 x 7 globally, means most of the business can be open anytime and anywhere. purchasing in different countries are convenient and easier.
The Birth of New Jobs – The era of new 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. Probably new more jobs to come in more years.
The Inconvenience or Disadvantage of Information Technology, that we must aware of this and guard our privacy and important things about identity and life.
Unemployment – While information technology may have streamlined the business process it has also created job redundancies, downsizing and outsourcing. Means most of the lower and middle jobs have been wipe off causing more people are unemployed.
Privacy –The communication are more faster and easier and most of all convenient, this possible through Information Technology. Along of this Pro bought along privacy issues, The phone signal and internet connection are good tool for hacking and intercepting communication, resulting of people worry about their privacy that will become public and worst abuse by others.
Insufficient of job Security – Industry experts believe that the Internet has made job security a big issue as since technology keeps on changing with each day. This means that one has to be in a constant learning mode, if he or she wishes for their job to be secure.
Dominant culture – Another dread for culture, since the technology make the world one global village. Contributed to one culture dominating another weaker one. For example it is now argued that US influences how most young teenagers all over the world now act, dress and behave. Languages too have become overshadowed killing our local and national language, and English is became a primary mode of communication for business and everything else. According to Richard Ewelle, a computer Engineer. A popular saying “Ang tao na di marunong mag mahal sa sariling wikaay higit pa sa mabaho at malangsang isda!” –Dr. Jose Rizal. So at least we should use our language and hoping it will not be die.
Information Technology In Some Domains
In summary, one can easily see that computer related technologies have a strong impact on the world. These have attracted many students and professionals to the field of information technology. There are thousand of jobs use this technological opportunity that boost work cost and effectiveness. These field include:
- Science and Engineer
At the end of this discussion, with the objective represent the face of information technology and the impact in our society. we found out that the IT efficient in solving complex problems at a very small type. can perform lots of task and operation that the human cannot do. As result of the use of IT we can have cost effectiveness, globalization, communication and new jobs creation. Despite all the advantages the IT faces the disadvantages. Nonetheless, “like education technology can improve the traditional way of teaching but cannot replace the human touch.”- Richard Ewelle
Thank you for the people I asked for help and also some author that give me idea and some resources to compile my research…..