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21st Century Information Technology Revolution

Ubiquity, Volume 2008 Issue June | BY Sanjay Kumar Pal 

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The computing power in the few micro processors that are now in a Ford Motor Car is much more than all the computing power that was put in the space vehicle that landed the first men on the moon and brought them back. In today's do-more-with-less business environment, with increasing demands from customers, shareholders, and regulators, the IT organization is not only asked to work harder and smarter, but is being asked to take on the role of assuring the business.

Humanity has progressed from agricultural revolution to the industrial revolution and is now moving to an information revolution. It is this awesome computing power at continuously falling prices and the computers being networked over global telecom highways that is leading to the use of Information Technology in every sector of human activity be it communication, banking, trading, learning and teaching, entertainment, socializing, government, management and librarying. Just as machines have extended man's mechanical power and his convenience and comfort, Information Technology as commonly picturized by computers, is extending man's mind or brain or intellectual power. The term information technology has ballooned to encompass many aspects of computing and technology, and the term is more recognizable than ever before.


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Amazing work!

— Anonomous, Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:26:41 UTC

Thank you

— Murthy , Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:07:29 UTC

Concluding from the aspects stated above, the only line which comes to mind is "In one line of thought, technology develops autonomously, in other words, technology seems to feed on itself, moving forward with a force resistible by one human. Information is knowledge and knowledge is power. Knowledge plus experience is wisdom and it is the wise use of information that gives advantage to them who has all the information. This human person must be the good king. His intuition will - connected with all the knowledge of the IT machines - rule the world, the universe. Human being is saved by him.

— schaf, Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:32:31 UTC

Very useful information. Thank you.

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— anjoruongishit, Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:49:23 UTC

Helpful

— veebee, Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:32:50 UTC

"The effects of technology on the environment are both obvious and subtle. The more obvious effects include the depletion of nonrenewable natural resources (such as petroleum, coal, ores), and the added pollution of air, water, and land. The more subtle effects include debates over long-term effects (e.g., global warming, deforestation, natural habitat destruction, coastal wetland loss)." Is this part being written twice?

— Peng. G, Fri, 01 May 2015 22:59:58 UTC

this is good

— abhay , Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:30:38 UTC

Great work

— rhiya, Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:15:33 UTC

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— upul, Tue, 16 Oct 2012 05:29:40 UTC

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— bhavesh petkar, Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:01:52 UTC

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— pooja, Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:01:06 UTC

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