Does IT really matter?
With the trimester of MIS ending, I have realized that you will never get to fully utilize anything without knowing much.
I have learned how Information Technology had made it so much easy for us to manage information. Learning more about Microsoft Excel and knowing how to use Microsoft Access, made me regret that I only knew all about this just now. I thought I already knew how to use Excel but I have realized that I have not fully utilized it. Had I just known how to use it before, I would have been able to create reports at work more efficiently. Also, I have learned about the different collaboration tools that are available for free which could really make work life easier.
I have also realized the power of social media which is very influential not just in our personal but also in our professional life. We use social media due to various reasons: e.g., entertainment, communication with family and friends, building connections, self-expression, managing business, etc. It is so powerful, however, that sometimes other people use it to hurt and damage others. I have realized that social media had given us a lot freedom, but in the same way that IT made a lot of things possible for us to do, we have to be responsible with the freedom and technology that we have. If we choose right, through IT, we can make the world a better place.
So, to answer the question above, YES, IT does matter.