The term Information Technology, more commonly referred to as IT, first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review. Authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler, according to Wikipedia, wrote that the technology consists of three categories, namely: techniques for processing; the application of statistical and mathematical methods to decision-making; and the simulation of higher-order thinking through computer programs. It didn’t have a name at the time, thus, they wrote, “We shall call it information technology (IT).”
Computer users need not know all the intricacies of the technology, but businesses can rely on information technology experts when they need IT solutions, be it in Brunei or elsewhere around the world.
Nowadays, a lot of businesses basically need computers to function efficiently, to check on suppliers, stocks in their warehouses, view orders and, of course, establish their Web presence. However, not all business can afford to have their own IT staff or personnel. This will basically consume a lot of their financial resources, especially for small to medium enterprises or SMEs. That is also the reason why, most of the time, these SMEs rely on third party companies to do the IT job for them, including purchase, setup, and maintenance of the machines for them. On the other hand, large-scale businesses need to have all their IT needs handled by in-house IT department since this will be more cost effective.
Many IT solution providers in Brunei have the knowledge and proper skill set to handle a business’s IT needs. This includes recommendations on proper hardware to complement the software that will help the daily business transactions all year round They have the ability to properly advice business owners to get the company always on top of its respective battle field. They do have the technical know-how on how a business can store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate the essential business data.
But it does not end there. Maintenance of both hardware and software can also be handled by this IT solution providers. Machines should always be on tip-top shape in order for the business to run smoothly, at all times. One can just imagine their business at its peak, taking in or processing orders when all of a sudden, a machine breaks down. Be it due to hardware or software malfunction, this will greatly impact one’s output for the day and, of course, this is the last thing a business owner would want to happen. Thus, IT solution providers can, will, and should be there even before it happens. Since they are trained for this environment, IT personnel need to be able to foresee possible scenarios that could disrupt business functions and take preventive measures to prevent them from happening.Of course, over time, a business need to definitely move up a notch, meaning machines need to be upgraded and software need to be updated to cater to consumer needs and demands as well as catch up or stay ahead in the ever-evolving field of information technology. There would, eventually, be a need for more robust software that can handle much more than the ones the business currently have. With this, having IT solution providers like www.cnabiera.com (freelance Web and IT service), in Brunei would prove to be a convenient way and smart way for a business to go through this transition period.