Role of Information Technology in Business

by Joanne Cichetti; Updated September 26, 2017
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Information technology is all about storing, manipulating, distributing and processing information. Over the past few years, IT has replaced the conventional modes of businesses with innovative technological tools. In addition to the increased output and efficiency, IT has introduced new concepts such as e-commerce.

Productivity

Technological applications, such as relational database technology, computer-aided designing, word processing, spreadsheets and other software programming, increase productivity of businesses.

Significance

Business corporations maximize their commercial advantage by making the right use of IT tools. For instance, Michael Dell, founder of Dell Inc., introduced the online selling concept for personal computers. Today, customers around the globe order Dell products from the comfort of their homes via the Internet.

Monitoring

IT is used for monitoring areas of the company that are not utilizing resources efficiently. For instance, Dell made use of real-time inventory and supply monitoring to produce only that number of computer systems that were demanded by Dell customers, reducing the cost of overproduction.

Business Performance Management

According to bestpricecomputers.co.uk, BPM is defined as a management culture, which helps businesses to optimize their performance by analyzing processes using applications like OLAP (Online Analytical Processing), and EIS (Executive Information Systems).

E-commerce

E-commerce is buying and selling services and goods over the Internet. Online operations reduce the time and personnel required for business processes. It also reduces costs in areas like labor, document preparation, telephoning, and mail preparation.

About the Author

Joanne Cichetti has written articles and Web content professionally since 2009, focusing primarily on health and lifestyle. In order to further pursue her writing career professionally, Cichetti inducted herself in the Long Ridge Writers Group, and she looks forward to having a novel published under their guidance.

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