Disruption means an interruption in the normalcy of the flow of action. Whenever a new technology is coined in it usually causes a replacement or improvement in the new IT system thus causing adjustments to such systems, this disruptive technology as its impact brings a new dimension all together (National Research Council (U.S.), 2010). Such technologies are disruptive because they cause paradigm shifts and changes to various consumers live, business practices, commerce and markets reliant on existing IT systems.
New technologies are more disruptive currently because they emerge in a shorter period than ever before, this gives less time for adjustments and preparedness to accommodate the change. Lack of preparedness and adaptability to new technology causes interruption to consumer markets and the existing IT system as it is rendered outdated at the span of the little time of existence. New technologies are mostly incremental to the existing IT system. Others are totally different as they change the entire pattern of existing technology and the whole industry of IT. Furthermore, new technologies can change even the way we perceive and think about something as they come with new ideas (National Research Council (U.S.), 2010).
Coping strategies to ensure less disruption or taking advantage of the new technology need to be clearly stated and put into place awaiting for dispensation. One strategy is keeping in touch with the history of technology. This involves having knowledge on how people in the past embraced technology and how they predicted about such changes. This will help with that one can know how to factor in the new technology into existing IT systems (National Research Council (U.S.), 2010). This is can be done through laying plans and strategies ready to embrace any new change in technology. Prediction of the future environment and its dynamics is a cornerstone for this preparedness.
National Research Council (U.S.) (2010). Persistent forecasting of disruptive technologies. Washington, D.C: National Academies Press.