Relating to the Information Technology Era

Relating to the Information Technology Era

Information technology is widespread in developed countries and is embedded in both the education sector, lifestyle and work environment. Literate people can also synchronize and familiarize themselves with the very dynamic pace of technological development with more and more innovations coming after regular intervals.

Latest Technology With Sophisticated Models Are Available In All Workplaces And At Home 

The latest computers, microchips, and related technology are available on a large scale with sophisticated models available in hospitals, educational institutions, amusement parks, shopping centers, workplaces, and even at home. There are extreme technological compliance and the level of information about technology among children and toddlers.

In The Case Of Developing Countries

There Is Relative Variation With Respect To Technology. Some countries are fully developed while others are semi-developed with many advances occurring in the field of technology.

The use of information technology is more concentrated at workplaces, higher education institutes like universities and in the homes of higher to higher-middle class people. Men and women are more inclined to computer use in the work environment while the children of the only elite class can use it for gaming and informational purposes.

Due to fewer literacy levels in these countries, people have less information about computers so reliance on computer expertise, relating to both software and hardware issues is increasing. Thus the computer industry has flourished with leaps and bounds and more and more techno-solution businesses are evolving in these countries.

Computers Have Also Helped Reduce Socio-Economic Pressure

For people throughout the world and it is very multidimensional in terms of productivity. Job users, usually use it for routine office work, recording, reporting, data entry, and creating, designing, building networks and related work.

Home users, on the other hand, use it as a medium to communicate, create, change and disseminate information with family …

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Are We Too Dependent on Technology?

Are We Too Dependent on Technology?

I attended a meeting at my local weight management group. I am a member for life and still enjoy support and networking and sometimes I get good article ideas. Today my idea is not from the topic of the meeting, but from what is happening.

This organization automated the operation of the main “storefront” location with computers several years ago. The remote locations that they rent only for meeting times, such as in churches and fitness centers, are not automatic. So clearly there are still procedures for running meetings manually, but the automated center no longer provides supplies for this and some staff members have never been trained, or have long forgotten, manual procedures.

Today the computer is dead, and even with the help of technical support, staff cannot fix it at the end of the meeting. They weigh people manually and sell products, but the presence and sale of products is not recorded. That’s a problem because the staff gets a commission based on the presence and sale of the product! This will also cause a few problems for members who don’t pay monthly prepayments, because next week the computer will charge them for the week that was missed and the receptionist needs to replace the bill.

As a former employee, I like this technology because it increases accuracy and saves time. But I feel it reduces the human element. The receptionist is now very busy looking at the computer screen, scanning things, and clicking options (when the computer works 🙂 so I feel eye contact has diminished. And that reduces empathy and the feeling of being connected that VITAL to this organization.

I realize that much of what we have today depends on technology. But do we become too dependent on him? Are we missing the human element …

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Avoiding Migraines With Operating System Migrations

Avoiding Migraines With Operating System Migrations

With the official public release of Windows 7, IT providers get questioned constantly on the practicality of making the move to this new operating system. Migrating your entire company is never quick and easy.

Being personally been involved in migrating environments from Windows 95 all of the way to up to the current evolution of Microsoft Windows (Windows 7), there has never been a time where it went 100% transitionally smooth. Some of the major aspects of consideration before migrating are:

Cost vs. Value. Companies often have older computers in use. Many times these systems are end of life or out of warranty. It costs money and resources to upgrade each computer. Be careful how much time and money you spend on an older system. Purchasing a computer new with the new operating system may be a smarter investment.

End user training. Many businesses often overlook this soft cost. New operating systems have new look, feel, and functionality. There is a very real cost in getting your staff retrained. Oftentimes this cost is hard to estimate since some users are more tech-savvy than others. For the most part, people do not like change especially on their own computers.

Application compatibility. Software writers like to take their time in making sure they have a version of their product that is compatible with the latest version of the operating system. Just because a new version of Windows is out, does not mean your business applications will function properly. Discuss migration issues with your software vendors before making the switch.

Licensing costs. Be sure to discuss with your IT provider the best ways to purchase your operating systems and licensing as there are many discount programs available.

With appropriate planning in place, a successful operating system migration can be done in as little …

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Using Silk For Biological Electronic Medical Implants

Using Silk For Biological Electronic Medical Implants

The problem with many of the current wave of electronic medical implants is that they are made out of synthetic materials that the body has to adapt to. The adaption can go awry sometimes and people find that their body actually rejects the implant and this can lead to a massive array of health issues. The other problem is that the implant will need to be fished out once it has outlived its use. This may require the specific skills of a surgeon (expensive and time consuming). Silk is an excellent and natural material to form the basis of an electronic medical implant because it breaks down over time and does not need to be removed manually – just like stitching that is made out of cat gut that dissolves over time (generally used for internal stitches).

Because silk is a natural material it can sit above biological tissue and will not irritate the person wearing the implant. It also has less likelihood of being rejected by the host body because it is a natural substance. It is also soft. The original research that this is based on was originally aimed at using silk as a substance to help rebuild muscle tissue that had degraded past the point of regular treatment. Silk was to form the basis of the support network that new flesh or muscle could grow on.

Silk can be combined with a variety of other materials such as silicone electronics, LEDs and various enzymes for slow release into the host’s body. Eventually as the silk breaks down (the rate of which it dissolves can be altered) all that is left is the other implanted material – by this stage the body would have gradually become acclimatised to the material and it lessens the likelihood of the host …

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The Television As a Social Media Centre

The Television As a Social Media Centre

For many of us who use both the computer and television as a means to unwind after a busy day, sometimes it is hard decide whether or not to surf the web and chat with friends or just sit in front of the television for some personal time. The advent of social television is offering to bring these together – making our televisions another tool with which to remain connected to our social networks that reside online.

This development comes into play because television as a form of entertainment is rapidly becoming a secondary device to computers and the internet. Live television (such as sport) still commands a great viewership; however, many people are watching these events while using their phone or laptop to communicate with friends as the action unfolds in their living room.

Television is set to star in a revival of sorts; this is directly attributed to the notion of social television. Social television is essentially a combination of television and social network – you will no longer need to sit in front of the television with a laptop to chat with friends while you watch television. You might even call social television a version of television with the internet embedded as a secondary means of entertainment.

While there is not a great amount of information available as to how many of the cable or internet providers aim to do this – we can assume that it will utilise an internet or cable connection and possibly a different set top box than we currently use for these services. You are likely to have a wireless keyboard or a device that is similar to a smart phone that communicates with the set top box. Through these devices you can chat with friends, activate a web browser and check …

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