Information Technology Impacts: A Driver of Changes for Business

  1. Objective 14-1 Discuss the impacts information technology is having on the business world.

The effect of information technology (IT) on business cannot be overstated. In fact, IT—the various appliances and devices for creating, storing, exchanging, and using information in diverse modes, including visual images, voice, multimedia, and business data—has altered the very foundations of all organizations, radically changing the way people inside and outside those organizations interact. We see ads everywhere for the latest cell phones, iPads, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and most of us go online daily without even thinking about what we are doing. E-mail has become a staple ...

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