The end of the trimester made me a more mature individual with a better understanding and realizations pertaining to Management Information Systems and Technology. Behind the name lies a deeper notion and apprehension of the subject matter. Truly, it made me view Management plus IT in a different and better perspective. Thus, knowledge never stops as everyday is a learning process.
Truly, throughout the trimester, it enhanced and refreshed my mind with the strategic use, application, and most importantly the management of information paired with technology most especially in the workplace and in ways that it can enhance the overall processes of organizations. As for myself, I have seen and realized how simple IT can turn my workplace into something that is effective and efficient. There can be IT but without the proper handling and management of IT, it will be still deemed as useless and ineffective. As workers, it is essential that we must be able to fully understand the wide scope of IT to get involved and participate in IT decision making, strategic planning and project implementation. As part of certain organizations, it is also important that we can make a change or rather we can create a change to make sure that we bring the real value and essence of IT and see to it that potential risks are mitigated.
In the field of business, the use of IT is also a big help since this subject has enlightened me with the wide range of applications and solutions towards online business methods and the likes. Interaction and collaboration with customers can also be made simple and effective through the use of IT – online collaborative tools and others. The gathering and analyzing of data can also be achieved in an instant through the use IT which can be very helpful in business implementation.
Also, the subject has reviewed and once again made things clear about the ethical issues, security, social and legal topics that is vital for the implementation of IT systems most especially that it involves people. And when people are involved things can get too complicated and can overlap concepts and procedures.
Electronic spreadsheets and database are also applications that truly create a big difference in the lives of every individual. It can be a big leap to the business enthusiasts and personal ventures.
So to summarize everything, let’s go back to the basic question. Does IT Really Matter?
Well definitely IT does matter because it encompasses a lot of daily activities. Without IT, everything will be dull, senseless and hopeless. This trimester in Information Technology made me gained insights not just in the technical side but also in the decision making process as future managers and as individuals. IT is more than just about the hardware, software and peopleware, it’s all about the underlying concepts and processes that actually make a certain unit efficient and successful. Technical skills are needed, but further higher technical-thinking skills are also needed for the IT in the different aspects of the world to operate effectively.
IT is vital in work and moreso in personal life and professional development. Why? First and foremost, if you are going to stop what you are doing right now and look at everything around you, you will see that basically almost every task of people’s lives depends on the use of technology. When you wake up in the morning, the first thing that you look for is your cellphone. And generally people can no longer go on with their daily lives if they have no cellphones, laptops, and other technological devices. Our lives are ruled with the help of IT and whether we like it or not, the use of IT has developed how we live throughout the ages much as we are living in comfort today. Personally, I cannot fathom to think about myself living my everyday life without the use of IT. My everyday life and work process involves the use of technology from hardware to software and people in the organization as well.
As workers, it is important to understand how the organization and how the system works. It is essential that for everyone to cooperate and to utilize IT effectively, individuals must be exposed and must be made aware of the risks and potentials of IT. In certain organizations, there are some people who resist change and thus it is difficult for organizations to implement IT strategies and processes when there are people who do not cope up and would not want anything to do with technology. Thus, in today’s globally competitive world, it is important that paired with the technical skills, it is also important to try to manage and consider people in the organization who are not as skilled as we are. It is important to look at everyone equally and by equally it means that everyone is treated fairly, without prejudices or biases.
IT actually opens to a lot of opportunities given that everything today can just be made in an instant, with just a click away. There are still a lot of concepts and things that cannot be fully understood as an individual that is why I firmly believe that knowledge is continuous and that learning does not stop here, in the last blog, or in the four walls of the Laboratory. IT will keep on advancing, will keep on searching for the trend, and will keep on aiming for more high-end technology there is to date. As individuals, we should not stop learning. There are a lot of readings over the web and we should update ourselves with what technology has to offer. At the end of the day, feeding ourselves with information will always be healthy and will count zero calorie.