When we hear the term Technology we envision a man making things with his blacksmith’s tool and then selling them to men of science for a price that would put a king in financial debt. Technology is the total collection of man-made systems, skills, and methods used in the creation of products or services, including scientific inquiry, applied scientific research, computer sciences, and the development of new products or services. In its broadest sense technology can be regarded as the combined result of all human knowledge and the application of this knowledge to facilitate the economic production and the progress of society as a whole.
The development of new information and communication technologies, and the adoption of new information and communication technologies, are underway throughout the world. This ongoing process includes information systems, computer sciences, and engineering, with a heavy emphasis on the technological aspects. The entire thrust of technology is geared toward improving the efficiency with which information is transferred, developed, used, stored, and maintained. Technological change has been and continues to be a primary driver behind changes in business and organization practices-transforming traditional methods of doing things, such as manufacturing, transportation, and even communication, to more effective and economical procedures.
One of the major forces driving the change in the field of technology and society in general is the increasing complexity of technological systems. It was not so long ago when a person had to know a lot of different things about a very specific type of machine in order to operate it; knowing enough to make a decision, even if it involved purchasing a new piece of equipment, was next to impossible. Nowadays, because of computers and other forms of technology, a person does not need to know anything at all about a machine in order to use it; the only thing that is required is to be able to log on to the internet and gain access to a particular type of information. Even before the advent of the internet, people were already using computers and other technology in their everyday lives. Technological change is changing the entire way in which people interact with each other and with the world.