Technology In The Workplace

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The 21st century has been labeled as the “information age” – a time when society relies on technology not only to connect and communicate, but also to get work done, to conserve energy and produce more goods, and to even save lives. Due to the nature of technology, information changes rapidly and increasingly influences more and more people each day. While there are controversies and arguments about how we as a society have begun to rely too much on technology, there is no denying that technology has been a great asset to the way we live our lives. By studying the way we communicate through new technologies and social media, we can better understand these topics of discussion: written and nonverbal communication, communication technologies, …show more content…
By dividing messages into multiple channels, clients and business partners are able to more quickly receive information vital to business practices – in other words, time is money, and by saving time, companies can save money. The technologies that companies utilize in order to save money include smartphones and computers. Nowadays, mobile smartphones can do a variety of things – act as a compass, tell you the weather, provide internet access, and take photos and videos, among many other things. The usefulness of the invention of the smartphone as a ubiquitous technology that the average citizen can use in both everyday situations and as a workplace tool speaks volumes of its importance: as the phrase goes, “There’s an app for that”. Smartphones are able to act as both mini computers and phones, incorporating technology that allows them to use advanced mobile operating systems to combine multiple features of what personal computers are able to do, at a much smaller scale for portability and

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