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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