So many new innovations and advancements in technology present today are surely changing the way business is done all over the world. Tasks that took days, weeks and probably months to get done before can be easily achieved today with the technological innovations we have around.
Record Keeping Before Technological Advent
Before the technological advances we have today, business records that needs preserving were kept in the manual form in books and kept on shelves. This mode of record keeping was tedious and consumes a lot of time to get the records done and kept. Apart from time and the much work required to get jobs done, the manual method of record keeping made so much demand on space; space is needed to position the shelf or shelves on which the books will be kept. When the book were made and kept in the books, the problem of easy referencing also arises. Search needed to be made in the books if the need to make reference to the past record arises, more time was utilized in the achievement of that too.
Computing Has Improved Record Keeping
A lot has changed now in the area of business record keeping. Since we had computer and the computers had been utilized in business, the way business records are prepared and kept have witnessed a lot of changes. Records that took so much amount of time to make and preserve can now be got done in a couple of hours. Thus much time has been saved and such time savings are being invested in doing more in the business. Also, the spaces once occupied by bookshelves are now been used creatively for achieving more business success.
Business Communication Is Now Different With the Presence Of Technology
Communication within and outside the business world has never being this fast and effective. Posting of letters from one business to another through the means of the post office was what was obtainable before the coming of technology changed that. Instead of posting letters, that sometimes got miss in transit, business people can now effectively pass communication across to each other by phone, emails, fax and telex. Through these means, more time has been saved while more business is being achieved. There is substantially low risk of not being heard or not getting across to the recipient. Within the same business today, networking has helped the players to be able to communicate with each other through what is called intranet while internet is the means to communicate by email either within or outside the business.
Responses Can Now Be Gotten Instantly Via Internet
The internet has even enhanced more changes recently. Rather than wait for emails to be read and responded to, real time, online communication has now been enabled by chats on the internet. Chat applications are available on several mail sites like Yahoo and Gmail where communication can be done and responses gotten almost immediately.
Technology has really changed the way the world does business.