List elements of information technology
Importance: People use information technology every day, sometimes without even realizing it. Knowing how key elements like networks, storage, personal computers, and communication have propelled business over the past 15 years and how they continue to drive change is critical to keeping up with the world of business. Read the "Elements of Information Technology" section of your Unit 9 eGuide.
Discuss how the Internet is changing business
Importance: The growth of the Internet has made the world into a smaller place. Businesses can now reach more people than most ever thought possible. Read the "Agent of Change: Impact of the Internet on Business" section of your Unit 9 eGuide. Pay attention to the subsections titled "Reduction of Geographic Limitations," "Compression of Time," "Growth of Niche Product Spaces," "Availability of Resources," and "Scalability."
Identify five major areas where businesses use information technology
Importance: It is important to know the areas of business where information technology is critical to a business' success. Research and development, sales and marketing, business services, manufacturing, and supply chain are all areas where information helps companies get ahead. Read the "Business and Information - Where Companies Use It" section of your Unit 9 eGuide.