What is Technology?

Among the most powerful contributing factors of change in our lives is technology. It brings change and new inventions that come with new ways of doing things.

But what exactly is technology?

We as humans apply what we know and what we can do to make goods and to provide services. That is technology. Technology is both the process and the product. It includes the machines and other tools we use to transform natural resources into items we need. Furthermore, it also includes the methods we use to transform the resources.

We use technology in order to accomplish different tasks, extend our abilities and accomplish more. Technology is just present in everything that we do. Technology is present in our work, in our transportation system, manufacturing, communication, business and a lot more. To stay competitive, businesses use technology. They create new products, and come up with better services which they can deliver and accomplish on time.

Huge mobile phone companies like Apple and Samsung use state-of-the-art technology to come up with new electronic devices like phones to stay on top of the game. Advanced technology plays a significant role for them to have that competitive edge.

Technology comes in various types. They can be:

Assistive

Technology helps, especially those with disabilities to do things which they find difficult to perform. Assistive technology is used to help disabled people move and autistic students learn better in schools. Technology is applied in speech recognition to help those who are using computers, but cannot type with a keyboard.

Business

Various tools and software apps run a business and enhance its operations. Small businesses leverage technology to compete with big firms. At times, technology makes small businesses look big.

Communication

A system that makes use of technical ways to transmit information from one place to another. Communication involves exchange of information, and expressing emotions. Companies use communication tech tools like computers, phones, fax, emails and text messaging to facilitate the flow of information in the workplace. Information plays a significant role in the corporate world. It is used as the basis in decision making, or to promote products and serve customer needs.

Construction

The study of equipments and methods to build structures is construction technology. Construction builds heavy engineering equipment and buildings. Technology helps in advancing homes and commercial buildings. Various technologies are applied to erect tractors to set the land where the construction stands.

Entertainment

Many technology components are used in processes to come up with an entertainment experience. In the entertainment space, technology is used in theaters, as well as to create music, video games and more.

Information

Information technology is a system of software and hardware tools to save data. The tools help provide the right information to the right people at the right time. It is used so that knowledge workers accomplish their tasks, like transfer of information and improving customer service.  The company’s management information plans, develops, manages and uses information technology tools to make sure there is efficiency and accuracy. For instance, banks use information technology to operate their business and serve their customers well.

Medical

Medical technology is used to enhance and extend human life. It reduces the pain and injury in patients, as well as to research for diseases, diagnose infections and treat illnesses. Rich countries benefit from using medical tech in their health care systems.

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