In the modern world, technology has become an integral part of our personal and professional lives. In fact, it has completely redefined many of our business processes and consumer behaviors. As such, it’s crucial that every business has the right technology tools to stay competitive and meet evolving demands.
When most people think about technology, they picture gadgets like mobile phones, the internet, computers, big TV’s and HiFi’s and even cars, drones or robotic grass cutters. In the corporate and business context, however, technology has a more specific definition that often gravitates towards Information Technology (IT) – computer systems, networks, servers, software and storage.
It is the use of scientific knowledge in order to achieve practical goals and improve our quality of life. It can be as simple as the controlled use of fire to increase available food sources, or more complex such as the printing press that reduced the cost and time required to share information, or the invention of the wheel that allowed us to travel over long distances more easily. It can also involve the creation of weapons of ever-increasing destructive power – from clubs to nuclear bombs.
Communication technology is the ability to convey ideas or information in an instant. It helps with our daily routine tasks as it enables us to keep in touch with friends and family via phone, email or fax. We can also use technology to communicate with each other via video call and feel close to our loved ones who are away from us.