IT Research Paper on the Benefits of Information Technology

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1.1 Introduction Present day information era has given lots of freedoms to the citizens, which was not probable without the arrival of this age. The users of Information Systems have willingly available information, for example, full Encyclopaedia Britannica in one CD with all types of search features is available, pointing towards correct information within the right time. Picture doing this with the book version of the Encyclopaedia, sieving through several pages looking out for the information alphabetically and still may not be able to retrieve it. Another benefit of Information System is the accessibility of real time information on any area. For example, users can login to their banks' website, credit card site, or share markets for any online transactions. No doubt, this provides convenience but it also comes with its own price of managing the security of the transactions. Crimes against Information systems is a growing concern amongst the Cyber security experts and Federal Law agencies as this has the potential to bring down a system and operation which otherwise would run smoothly. 1.2 Background Information Technology (IT) is a broad based term that includes a combination of the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of information in a computing or telecommunications platform. In terms of a scientific discipline, it is relatively new, appearing in a 1958 article in the Harvard Business Review in which the authors said, "This new technology does
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