Communication Technology Advantages And Disadvantages

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Information – Communication Technology (ICT) is a general expression for a variety of different computer, information and communication devices, applications, network and services. Communication Technology has become important in our daily lives. Both individuals and business use communication technology to get what they need. All these forms of communication will assist in the growth of an organization, but they also have their downsides. Below I have listed both the advantages and disadvantages of communication technology. (Karehka Ramey, November 30, 2012) Advantages Communications technology speeds up the transfer of information both inside and outside of a company or business. This allows employees and employers to easily communicate…show more content…
There are many sites that do free online courses in languages or anything that may interest you. They have provided a great opportunity for people without much spare time to take on learning a new skill. Communications technology is also responsible for the creation of a whole new sector of jobs in ICT such as computer programmers, systems analysts, hardware and software developers, web designers and many more. The world has become a global village as a result of communications technology. It has brought different countries and cultures together by bringing down barriers of linguistic and geographical boundaries. It has allowed countries like Ireland and China, separated by a great distance and by language, to communicate with each other with ease. Due to the bridge communications technology has provided between different cultures, it has allowed us to exchange our different views and ideas with each other providing more understanding towards different cultures and reducing prejudice and…show more content…
This is useful in the short term but if we are not using our brains to remember things then our memory will deplete. Many people don’t bother learning to spell because they have access to a spell checker or learn to do basic math because we have access to calculators on all phones or in classes. Communications technology has made it much easier to send and receive personal information easily but this also open up many opportunities for out information to be stolen or passed on without our consent. Due to information technology there is a chance of personal, private information becoming public knowledge. Technology in the workplace has resulted in a lot of people becoming redundant due to new machines being created that are able to do their work faster, cheaper and more reliably. This has resulted in a lack of job security for factory workers where new machinery is being invented all the time. Anyone with access to the internet or a computer can start a blog about any topic of their choice. This results in a lot of inaccurate information being found on the web, eg. sites such as wikipedia which is an open source

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