Information Technology, or IT, refers to a wide variety of areas. In short, it is the study of computer processing, programming and programming languages, hardware, applications, data, mobile communications and the list goes on.
IT has affected our society in countless ways. The latest technologies have not only changed the way we work and learn, but have also changed the way we use a map or pay our bills. These are just a few reasons why it is so important for us to understand IT today.
Since technology has completely changed the way we function in society, we are forced to place professionals in the roles of managing our systems. IT professionals help to solve any problems, glitches, or malfunctions in our technologies. They are also a very knowledgeable group of people. They know all the best products, the easiest and most efficient ways to hook up systems, and run software.
IT started back in the early 90s when the Internet and home computer usage began to rise. By the late 90s into the 2000s, just about every home and business in America had a computer. With the vast growth and dependency on the use of cell phones, computers, and email, technology had nowhere to grow but up.
The Internet really expanded technology into what we know today. The Internet provoked email, file transfers and sharing, and even downloading music. The Internet even became readily available on cell phones and is a regular capability on all cell phones produced today.
Although technology has enhanced our society and our capabilities, unfortunately there are some downfalls. IT professionals and technicians are constantly researching and experimenting with ways to provide better services, faster Internet speed (such as fiber optics), and download time. They are also busy with enhancing connection speed, upgrading and adding more RAM to systems, and adding wireless capabilities.
Imagine how stressful we would all be if we didn’t have IT techs working behind the scenes on troubleshooting our systems. Despite the situation the economy is in, ITs are busier than ever. The technology industry doesn’t seem to be slowing down or stopping any time soon.
It’s probably safe to say that we’ve all thought about what the future holds for our society. What new technological advances are coming down the pike? What will we think of next? Will the new gadget make our lives easier, or more difficult?
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