Disadvantages of using Information Technology in businesses

Aftermath of the industrial revolutions were remarkably surprising. It paved the main steps for the development and improvements in the fields of Information technology, sciences and also for various businesses. With the introduction of information technology to the business world, the whole phase of business took a different dimension. For example, everything relating to business or any deal or agreement to do with business was done by the pushing or pressing of one button in the computer. However, this very technology which is so beneficial also has adverse effects.

It is expensive.

It is possible for anyone to ask one to replace his staff with computers and software’s which are updated. However, these are very expensive. All the parts of these software’s and hardware’s are generally very high in price. And if these face any damages, the cost to repair them at times may be higher than the actual cost one purchased them with.  There are various types of software’s and out of those there are different categories of them.  For example, the employee time attendance software is used to calculate the time in hours that the employees spend on their job and to calculate the wages accordingly. there are different types of these software’s. Few being, Patriot payroll, Zenefits, Timeforce, Optimum solutions and so on. However, purchasing of these softwares requires a user license at times which is also an additional cost for the business.

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Reduction in job opportunities.

As much as the combination of information technology and business have been easy and successful it also has been disadvantages for the human employees. Where as in the past when a business is in large scale and spread wide through, the employers would plant branch managers to watch on the workers in different branches. However, at present most of the businesses use the Performance management software to measure the overall best effective workforce and would eliminate those who are not suitable solely based on the evaluation of this software.

Breaches and hackers.

In the past company records were stacked and kept in files and they were stored in a safe room or ware house for reference whenever needed. However, after the introduction of computers to the business world, these usage of files were excluded. All important information of the business was stored in the computer in different folders and documents. However, this poses a threat to the confidentiality of the company’s documents as the computers are vulnerable to external dangers such as security dangers most of the time. Especially if there is the use of the internet to manage any business transaction or such, internet hackers could access your computer and use those information’s for other illegal unauthorised purposes or may even destroy them permanently.

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