Why Do We Need to Know ICT?
ICT is the technology required for information processing, in particular, the use of electronic computers, communication devices and software applications to convert, store, protect, process, transmit and retrieve information from anywhere, anytime. ICT stands for information, communication and technology. Information helps us to fulfill our daily tasks, communication is important in order to gain knowledge, and technology is vital in communication.
Information refers to the knowledge obtained from reading, investigation, study or research. The tools to transmit information are telephone, television and radio. Communication is an act of transmitting messages. It is a process whereby information is exchanged between individuals using symbols, signs or verbal interactions. Then, technology is the use of scientific knowledge, experience and resources to create processes products that fulfill human needs.
ICT give advantage and easier human life in most of aspects of life. In education, teachers, students, researcher and school administrators benefits from the usage of ICT. In the banking, customers, businessman and bank administrator benefits from the usage of ICT. Besides, computers are used to facilitate production planning and control systems. Also, it applied in e-commerce to help boosting the economy. It makes buying and selling activities easier, more efficient and faster.
ICT also give positive effect in design field. It adds value by creating more interesting and interactive experiences. Wrapping up, ICT impact on society included faster communication speed, lower communication cost, reliable mode of communication, effective sharing information, paperless environment, border-less communication, and social problems.
ICT New Media, Meeting 2. (2016). Lecture Presentation. Sampoerna University.
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