The Social Impact of Information and Communication Technology: The Social Impact of Information and Communication Technology Benefits and drawbacks of the use of information and communication technology in:: B enefits and drawbacks of the use of information and communication technology in: Manufacturing, Industry Medicine Education Tele-Working It In Manufacturing: It In Manufacturing As Indian manufacturers gird their figurative loins and make their bid for recognition on the world stage, IT is the backbone of their efforts, helping as it does to achieve critical business objectives and implement key initiatives. It’s a tough world out there with the Chinese dragon undercutting all comers, and the answer, perhaps, is to raise productivity and quality through technology. It in Industry: It in Industry The information technology (IT) industry has become of the most robust industries in the world. IT, more than any other industry or economic facet, has an increased productivity, particularly in the developed world, and therefore is a key driver of global economic growth. Economies of scale and insatiable demand from both consumers and enterprises characterize this rapidly growing sector. It in Medicine: It in Medicine Information Technology ( IT) has transformed the ways modern healthcare systems acquire ,s t o r e ,access and communicate medical information. These developments offer significant benefits to patients and healthcare providers ,but they give rise to ethical and legal challenges in the protection o f patient privacy and Confidentiality. It in Education: It in Education Over the past ten years, e-learning has become a key service offered by most colleges and universities, forms the core of numerous business plans, and is a major strategy within the Department for Education and Skills. Together with representatives from business, government and society, BSI is working to standardize this fast-developing field Tele-working: Tele-working Telework occurs when information and communications technologies (ICTs) are applied to enable work to be done at a distance from the place where the work results are needed or where the work would conventionally have been done. Telework also affects some kinds of "outsourcing", in that many kinds of work can now be done from thousands of miles away and "outsourced" across national borders. Telework occurs when information and communications technologies (ICTs) are applied to enable work to be done at a distance from the place where the work results are needed or where the work would conventionally have been done. Telework also affects some kinds of "outsourcing", in that many kinds of work can now be done from thousands of miles away and "outsourced" across national borders. Using ICT to Run a Small Business: Spreadsheet Graphics Word Processing Desktop publishing Database Accounts E-mail Internet browser Using ICT to Run a Small Business IT in Banking: IT in Banking Information Technology has basically been used under two different avenues in Banking. One is Communication and Connectivity and other is Business Process Reengineering. Information technology enables sophisticated product development, better market infrastructure, implementation of reliable techniques for control of risks and helps the financial intermediaries to reach geographically distant and diversified markets. Dependence on IT: Dependence on IT How are individuals dependant on IT? Routine chores: money, shopping, holiday, Scanners and imaging systems, Traffic control, and car parking, motorway, Flood warning systems, Computer controlled braking, fuel, on cars, Personal use, data, accounts, education, Electrical devices in the home, washing machines, video DVD players, microwaves, etc, Telephone lines for Internet communications.