Technological advances have improved production, manufacturing, product design, and shipping for consumer goods and much more. Technology has transformed the way work is done in many industries and in doing so made some jobs obsolete. Technological advances have minimized mundane tasks and improved daily tasks by tracking data, reducing obligatory steps in daily functioning, electronically filing data, etc. Working professionals must stay abreast of new technology innovations and trends and the incorporation of the new improvements to their company if they want to stay competitive in their industry.
Positions within the technology industry are highly concentrated, meaning that there are a limited number of jobs for technology but these jobs are very influential. The main technology companies such as IBM, GE, Apple and Microsoft employ the majority of technology professionals and have the highest revenue. Many technology professionals are outsourced which means that independent contractors come in and take care of technological problems within a company and then leave once the company is running smoothly and efficiently once again.
The technology industry itself is highly competitive looking for the next best thing to take companies to the next level. Innovation is key to success in the technology industry. Individuals who can create new ways to enhance business functions along and improve the way we live are highly sought after. Technology professionals are ecstatic about seeing their innovations put into use by the public and seeing the fruition of their work. The technology industry includes positions from innovation and manufacturing to sales and marketing of the newly developed technology. Technology not only enhances the productivity of many businesses but it can improve the way of living for severely injured or disabled individuals. Technology can improve a variety of aspects in one’s life, whether it’s by enhancing day to day functioning or simply providing entertainment while traveling.
Technology has been influenced by the increase demand in the Internet and the universality of cell phones, cameras, MP3 players, and global positioning devices. Utilization of satellites has also contributed to the advancements of technology. In the past few years the availability of televisions in the majority of homes became evident and is now followed by the increase in the number of computers in households including individual laptops and desktops. Many businesses are “going green” and transforming into paperless entities. Technology is helping create an environmentally friendly world by enhancing company filing systems which are now maintained through technology software or online databases.
Technology is changing our society, our lives, and our way of living. To be apart of this ever changing and growing field is exciting and rewarding. Individuals looking to work in the technology industry must be computer savvy, have a problem solver attitude, and a creative spirit.
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