Set of tools, processes, and methodologies (such as coding/programming, data communications, data conversion, storage and retrieval, systems analysis and design, systems control) and associated equipment employed to collect, process, and present information. In broad terms, IT also includes office automation, multimedia, and telecommunications.
Automate Tasks to Save Time
Think about how you currently do business. Are there tasks that you do over and over again, that you could automate with technology? For example, internet businesses often generate newsletters to people interested in their products or services. It doesn’t make sense to write a new email to welcome each person as they subscribe to your mailing list – so you would write your welcome email, and use a newsletter service, like Aweber, to automatically send the letter when someone new subscribes.
Different types of technology can help your business maximize efficiency and productivity, decrease expenses and increase profitability. Don’t use technology just for the sake of using technology, though. Consider how your business operates and determine which technologies will benefit your organization in terms of saving time and increasing your bottom line.