Globalization - IT has not only brought the world
closer together, but it has allowed the world's economy to become a single
interdependent system. This means that we can not only share information
quickly and efficiently, but we can also bring down barriers of linguistic
and geographic boundaries. The world has developed into a global village
due to the help of information technology allowing countries like Chile
and Japan who are not only separated by distance but also by language
to shares ideas and information with each other.
Communication - With the help of information technology,
communication has also become cheaper, quicker, and more efficient. We
can now communicate with anyone around the globe by simply text messaging
them or sending them an email for an almost instantaneous response. The
internet has also opened up face to face direct communication from different
parts of the world thanks to the helps of video conferencing.
Cost effectiveness - Information technology has helped
to computerize the business process thus streamlining businesses to make
them extremely cost effective money making machines. This in turn increases
productivity which ultimately gives rise to profits that means better
pay and less strenuous working conditions.
Creation of new jobs - Probably the best advantage of
information technology is the creation of new and interesting jobs. Computer
programmers, Systems analyzers, Hardware and Software developers and Web
designers are just some of the many new employment opportunities created
with the help of IT.