The Dark side of information technology

Dark side of information technology

For quite a long time, information technology has been perceived as the force behind a powerful economic insurgency a growing set of tools that has enabled workers to be more productive than they were in the early years, driving a step-growth as dramatic as electricity or steam.  Digitization has created numerous jobs as well as boosted global economic production. On a company by company level, companies that have incorporated information technology have higher productivity levels as compared to those who chose not to. Nevertheless, it has created a situation where human inefficiencies seem to hamper digital technologies progress. There are specific implications of information technology-induced technology addiction, stress and misuse of technology in many workplaces. An example of such implications is the specific elements that make information technology integral to our business processes such as portability, reliability, fast processing, and use of friendliness which might also affect employee innovation, productivity, and productivity.

This topic has much relevance to the other readings specifically since it highlights another dark side of information technology where many always see the positives of IT with the slightest idea of the existence of negatives. It majorly reveals how information technology can have negative impacts on particular human elements which if not regulated might go a long way towards affecting the impact of IT in workplaces.  But nevertheless, most of this dark side of IT elements from this article and previous readings seem to relate to the human element as opposed to the machine aspect. There is still a gap in the specific impact of each IT dark side element on not only employees but overall information technology users.

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