While we see some historic events make a reappearance, like the plague of the 1700s, we use futuristic methods to sail towards an efficient future. In simpler terms, the dawn of the unexpected virus has definitely embarked us on a journey of viewing technology through a different lens. It was always a choice we made by being glued to our phones and gadgets throughout the better part of our day. However, now it is a necessity. Whether one wants to connect with their neighbours, buy groceries with tokens or just work to connect with their teams, IT solutions are the present essentials we are not giving enough credit to.
Lockdowns across the globe have enforced work from home policies for all companies. This brings us to the question, why IT? IT paves the path for many assisted and automated processes. From something as trivial as saving all the data in one consolidated place to enabling biometric systems in offices, IT has left an everlasting presence. But what more can we do? Adopting IT solutions that work for specificities of your work environment is one of the best ways to move forward. For example, if you have a factory and the floor manager has to keep a track of the number of products produced each day. The final machine in that product line can send a signal to the app, which keeps the manager up to date and on top of things. Similarly, ample information with respect to your business could be captured. In schools one could adopt the strategies of online assignments away from the traditional homework process that we follow. This creates a forum for students to interact with teachers and revisit topics discussed. Inclusion of plagiarism checks within this software could build a more authentic source of information for the faculty. IT solutions reduce manual effort and can overcome the tedious, boring jobs that are a part and parcel of most job roles.
Business Intelligence solutions also bridge the gap between the data one has to the insights they get from this. An efficient representation of the data one has, with graphical structures, can highlight the trend for several parameters. A manufacturing unit can use this to map the increasing waste products generated from shipments of a certain unit. This could also allow a more sustainable approach to working strategies. A school can use their data to analyse the interest of a student in a subject vs the teacher teaching the subject to gain deeper insights.
IT is an essential in every industry you look at and a basic understanding of IT should be a skill looked for by every employer. How can you adopt IT strategies specific to your business? The first step would be to evaluate a process you think can be automated such as a basic attendance system. In addition to this, you can look at data that you would like to evaluate whether it is your employer data, product data or market value. Second step would be to collect the data for the same. If you are going for a software/app for automation, you will need a detailed use case analysis of what functionalities need to be covered in this software. If you are going for data visualizations, you will have to collect a dataset with respect to the parameters you want to evaluate. It is also important to choose the best chart representation for better insights. The third step is to implement the new approach by outsourcing the project or with your internal IT team. And finally, the most important step is to ensure the end-to-end understanding of the solution you have adopted to the employees through knowledge transfer sessions for the best results of your investment.
Talking about IT and not talking about the future of AI in the world is inevitable. Artificial Intelligence is, also, the next step to a brighter future and not the dystopian future it is often portrayed as. We can expect to see many routine jobs like data entry or basic accounting to be replaced by AI software. This does not point to the fact that it will render employees jobless but simply means that the role of employees will change. It will be crucial to have someone overlook the functioning of these software. The fact that the software will be free of human error adds extreme value to its service. Jobs that require high levels of EQ are free from the wave of AI even remotely replacing their jobs.However, no one in this world can deny the assistance of IT or AI in the future. A more detailed analysis on the impact of AI is an upcoming article you should look out for! This was our first special feature blog. We will continue to present interesting insights across industries with the help of our wide network, and the much-appreciated collaboration of our contributors.
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