Organizations years ago may have survived and succeeded in their undertakings without Information Technology as the center of their business operation. However, the business environment has changed rapidly and the heightened competition has made the arena even more dynamic. This clearly suggests that nowadays, for an organization to survive and remain competitive, there is a need that IT should be integrated with the organization’s systems and processes with the organization’s management taking full responsibilty and accountability on ensuring that all IT functions are in line and consistent with the organizational goals and objectives.
Almost everything in our daily activities is connected with IT. That is why most companies invest in the development of their information technology and we want to study IT so that we will be competitive. We communicate, transact business, exchange ideas, share knowledge and transfer information without hassle because of IT.
MIS really made a great impact in my life. The new knowledge I have learned made me become a better person. Indeed, it really improved my personal and professional life. I have learned to use the excel lookup, goal seek command and pivot table. These are very helpful in my work especially since I am in the accounting department and we are doing a lot of financial reports, those learnings would surely give me an edge to become more skilful in my job and to finish my work more efficiently and effectively.
Five years from now, I wanted to see myself as one of the manager in our organization or become a Finance Director, and definitely, the valuable topics I learned from MIS about project management would really help me to become successful in handling managerial functions someday. Project management pertains to how a certain project should be managed and the things to consider in order to have a successful implementation of the projects. As future manager, it is very important to align the project being worked on in the vision, mission, goals and objectives of an organization and make sure that the project will be finished as scheduled to avoid big cost and losses.
Generally,IT really matters. It benefits all people from all walks of life, the government, the business community and the whole world.
Furthermore, IT makes communication faster. It offers a wider range of access to information, connectivity to people around the world through social media and mobility to allow them to get the work done even if they are not physically present in the office. Organizations can make use of automated process which allows employees to multi-task. Knowledge management is a way to share useful insights and information to improve profits and promote social responsibility. Online shopping is a way to buy and sell products and services at the best possible deals. Moreover, IT provides electronic storages and security systems to secure, protect and preserve valuable data from being hacked and stolen.
The use of business intelligence tools like the spreadsheets and the database has become very helpful in running the business and getting the job done promptly. It organizes data and the filing systems in a more orderly way.
Information technology has revolutionized the world today. It gives the people the resources to communicate quickly and proficiently though the use of email, Facebook, Skype, Google+, video conferencing equipment and the like.
While it is true that IT has its advantages, it can be gainsaid that it has its disadvantages. Examples of these are software piracy, identity theft, electronic fraud, security breach, flaming, spamming, cyber bullying, and technology addictions.
Fortunately, we have also learned from this subject about the ten commandments of computer ethics and how to become a responsible user of social media to hinder us to use IT to harm or harass other people through our posts and comments. We even made commitment and we have to make sure that we can stand firm on our commitment to use social media only for good and useful things.
So, having all these known, I can strongly say that “IT Matters”.