Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for
the improvement of the industry. Examples of technology are found everywhere in
our life. Some examples of technology we use are below:-
Washing machines by which we wash clothes
The invention of wheel by which cars and other
automobiles are manufactured. We can transfer things from one place to another
by this technology
The radio and TV is another great invention by
which we can get daily news
Telephones, mobiles, tablets, PC’s, Laptops, and
smartwatch are great inventions that changed our life. It helps us in fast
communication with other people around us. We can also do professional
businesses using these technologies
Technology also helps us in other fields like the
agricultural, medical field, space program, gaming, media, online and offline
apps, internet and others
We use technology in maintaining and promoting our business
also. There are some pros of cons of technology used in business. Some of them
are discussed below:-
Advantages of technology in business
If you are running a business and you want to communicate
with your client then it is easy now. You can use skype or other online video
calling service to video call with your client. By doing so you can save time
and money. Also, employees within the organization can communicate with each
other through online chatting service like skype or Gmail chat.
Various companies expand their business by going to the online
world. You can spend some money online to promote your business on different
websites through advertisement. Some of known websites for promoting your
business are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Storage of data:
Storing office data in physical files is now old and it is
prone to errors and a lot of space needed also. Now you can store your
business/office data in your PC. Finding data using computer is easy then
physical documents. You can also save your data online by which you can
retrieve the data through number of devices like tablet, smartphone or your
laptop if it is connected to the internet.
The hiring of staff:
It is easy now to hire staff for your business by using
technology. There are many websites and social networking websites which helps
you to find a skilled person that match your needs. You can also interview the
person online through skype. Now all the brands have built their websites by
clients and staff can see the news. If you have vacancy for your business then
you can place job announcement on your website. Sorting out CV of all the
applicants of job is easy now with the technology used today.
Monitoring your staff:
You can put cameras in different areas of your office and
can monitor the working of your staff. This also improves the performance of
your staff if they know that they are captured in-camera.
Disadvantages of technology in business
In most offices, using online social websites like Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram is restricted. This is because these are types of
addiction websites that waste your time.
If you want to use the latest technology for your business
then buying latest tools is expensive for startup businesses. For example using
cameras, high-speed internet and computers, printers, scanners are expensive.
Reduce the talent of employees:
If your employees are using software for completing daily
tasks then their mind will not grow and they stick with the daily routine.
Employees will not get a challenge in their work and their talent will not
grow. If employees do email replies and communication online on daily basis
then they feel trouble in having face to face communication. This is because
for face to face communication you need extra communication skills.
Business dependent on online:
Some type of businesses is mostly dependent on internet
connection. So if there occurs any problem on the internet then their work
stops working. Also if you store most of your data on computer and your
computer gets any problem then daily work is stopped. So you have to train your
employees to work also if internet disconnects or computer gets any problem.
Data can be stolen:
If your business is online there are chances that some
hackers can steal your data. There is also chance that any of your employees
leak your company important information like emails of clients.