Essay about Technology And Society

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Technology and Society

Historical evolution of technology and its impact on society

In society today, technology plays an important role in people's lives and in businesses and organizations around the world. "Most technologies existing today were designed to expedite the way we manage, store, handle, analyze, and communicate information." It has evolved over many years and the beginning of it can be traced back to the Industrial Revolution where machines began to replace the manual labor of skilled workers. Since then, technology has brought about many changes that have affected businesses and people both in a positive and negative manner. However, getting employees and managers to accept it hasn't always been an easy task.
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"Clearly, nothing has changed communication in organizations more dramatically than advances in technology." Business and organizations now use these technological advancements to their benefits and the impact it has made has been enormous. In today's world, it is not uncommon to have meetings or teleconferences as they are called, where managers and their field employees can discuss planning and strategies from different parts of the world. It is crucial for many organizations to have the information readily available to them so they can make the necessary adjustments or implement a new process. This is extremely important when the change has occurred pertaining to the business. This shows why having good communication is essential to running a successful organization.
Another important impact technology has had on society is the ease and handling of the way businesses and organizations store their data. Many companies simply filed their data in a filing bin which took up considerable amounts of space and could be somewhat disorganized. The way most businesses handle anything consisting of large amounts of data is by storing them electronically by computers rather than filing paperwork. Whether it's in an airport, a grocery store, a car rental, or a bank, a large amount of data is
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