The introduction of computers brings different impacts in the field of business. The introduction makes business corporations to do business in very easy and competitive environment. The most affected part of business environment is the communication environment. First with computer introduction, it makes employees and their employers to communicate effectively. With the introduction of computers, employees can get business activities, information and events at the click of the button. Employees and employers of business can now to get business information all over the world. For example, with the use of virtual private networks (VPN) business employees and employers can get global business information any time anywhere. Business information is obtainable through internet researching. This information from the internet concerning business issues enables business to get into a different direction. Products of the business will improve by incorporating this computational knowledge. The knowledge system enables knowledge workers and employees incorporate this knowledge from internet to improve the products of the company.
The introduction of computers makes the business world to be a global village. This is because communication between different companies or different workers becomes easier. Unlike before, the introduction of computers, business workers today can communicate with each other easily. Employees of a business can communicate through such means as E-mail, Facebook, and even through Twitter. Company employees also can hold meetings without physically meeting. They can discuss business issues by holding of online conferences. Company employees and management can discuss different issues affecting business through online meetings. Communication between employees and employers is easy also with use of mobile phones and tablets. Through these mobile technologies, business communication and work in a business environment becomes easy time any day (Cartelli, 23).
The introduction of the computer enables the globalization of business environment. It also improves decision-making in the business world. The computer application in business enables different levels of management to make appropriate decisions concerning the business. At the strategic level of business, application of computer through an executive support system program enables strategic level managers to make strategic decisions. These decisions affect the long-term projects of the business (Qu, 45). The knowledge work systems enable the knowledge workers to integrate new knowledge in the improvement of the products. The computer knowledge facilitates branding and blending of goods. This will appeal to the eyes of consumers.
With introduction of computers and the use of business information systems, business work and transaction become easier. The use of computers makes such business work as advertising easy and appealing to the eyes of consumers. When business uses such devices as radios, internet, televisions, and even a cell phone to advertise their products, the products will be appealing to the eyes of the customers. Goods become attractive through computer decorations as a strategy to get more customers in the market. This form of communication uses a computer to communicate company’s products to the consumers. When business organizations conduct online marketing, they can upload images and pictures of their products. These images and pictures communicate messages to the consumers (Hugos, 76). It communicates the price and place where customers can find products and instructions on how to use the product. Therefore, when companies use computers during marketing the company’s goods and services receive a wider market. Embracement of computers in a business communication environment is very important as it improves communication in business.
Recent advancements in information communications technology have led to tremendous transformations and major strides in computing. Additionally, with an unquenchable quest for many businesses to go global, they have found it inevitable to achieve their global demands and goals without incorporating information communications technologies in their operations (Whisler, 89).
As a consequence of the heavy pressure to make good use of information communication technology concepts in enhancing business operations, many companies have been focusing with increasing business performance and productivity. Before use of I.T tools, management need to put into considerations the relationships between their employees and this widely used I.T tools. As a result, the adoption of new digital communication technologies has been facing considerable resistance from the employees in adopting such new technological advancements in their workplaces (Whisler, 99).
It is evident that this new technologies bring massive changes not only in the manner of communication within the workplace but also in almost entire business operations. These calls for major investments on how well the employees need to prepare to adopt these changes and coexist with them harmoniously (Hugos, 86).
Recent researches show that success of these business information tools depends on how user-friendly the tools are. Therefore, developers of these technologies should prioritize not only on the performance levels or on productivity that such technologies would have on the business enterprise but also how friendly they are to their users (Cartelli, 43). This calls for vast research by the developers and extensive training to the employees to create a friendly working environment between the two contradictory entities.
Failure to this, the same scenario of I.T tool failure in many organizations will repeat itself as before. Many employees have always been vanguard in providing resistance to information communications advancements throughout many situations because of fear. Fear that the most complicated to use I.T tools and difficult concepts to apply would replace the human resources in many organizations due because of enhanced efficiencies in performance levels and increased productivity. In addition to this, employees also few the challenge associated with learning how to use the sophisticated I.C.T systems. The immense fear and challenge surrounding many businesses greatly reduces employees’ morale and to a considerable their job performance (Cartelli, 57).
This does not mean that information technology tools cannot be applicable in workstations, it could rather mean that employers should develop mechanisms that will allow their employees adapt to the ever-changing technological and business environment. Employers should liaise with such systems developers to ensure that the systems they develop are not only geared toward increasing returns but are also user friendly (Hugos, 106).
Computer system developers should also engage in continual research about the products they offer to organizations. This will enable them to improve on their computer systems development. Employers should also insist that all institutes of higher learning make sure that basic training in information communication technology be included in their curriculum (Qu, 55). This will enable graduates to be a little bit conversant with the I.C.T tools they will encounter at their workplaces. This will also allow the employees to get easy time while training on new technologies since they will have prior basic knowledge from college.
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