The usefulness of IT in modern times cannot be underestimated. It pervades all strata of society. Commerce over the Internet is laity nowadays with the fruition of e-commerce. For the anemic community, there’s easy accessibility to recent developments in his/her field as most journals and research papers are available on the Internet, and can be easily downloaded, well sometimes at a small price.
E-mail or electronic mail is the most important feature on the Internet. Through this service you can exchange messages with your near and dear ones as well as with people around the world. It’s fast, easy, and inexpensive and saves paper. Internet is very much like a library holding information on any subject imaginable.
And it saves you the time of going to a library to obtain some particular information. In fact staying at home with an Internet connection gives you the opportunity to go through newspapers, magazines, academic papers, government document, television show transcripts, famous speeches, job listings and much more.
Development of IT has opened newer horizons for the professionals. One can interact with a renowned Professor from a prestigious University in some foreign country sitting at a remote place and hence be able to do useful work.
Businessmen can do transactions with a global customer base. Doctors can consult with their counterparts scattered across the world, and be able to deliver better diagnosis to ailments of afflicted people.
As computers and machines reduce in prices owing to development of better hardware technology, the medical equipments too will witness a decline in costs and this might take the pinch off patents when he goes to a physician Information technology, especially the usage of Radio auld Television has been effective as tools for early disaster warning system.
Farmers can know about the weather conditions and especially fishermen know when they should venture out into the sea. IT has brought down the level of exploitation of farmers. Our Indian farmers can now know about the prevailing price fixed by the Govt, for various commodities and thus receive due price for their produce. The exploitation of farmers by middlemen will be reduced considerably.
IT has introduced the concept of paperless offices. With less usage of papers, it implies reduced felling of trees for making newsprint. Thus IT will help lessen destruction to forests, and thus protect our environment. IT has opened up the job-market.
Good companies in developed nations are increasingly absorbing skilled professionals from Third World countries. Even unskilled labour from these backward countries are able to find gainful employment in emerging areas like Medical transcriptions, which doesn’t require skills of a very high order.
Thus, it’s apparent that IT and more specifically the development of computers has brought about a change in our lives in a manner hitherto undreamt of. Since all including the common man will reap the benefits of this technology, IT is certainly going to be a major contributing force, which can ameliorate the lives of the hoi polloi.