Information technology (IT) is a set of interrelated components that collect, manipulate, store, and disseminate data and information and provide a feedback mechanism to meet an objective. Nowadays, people and organizations use information everyday to collect the data. Many believe that the advancement of computer and information technology (IT) or information system (IS) have a positive and negative impact in digital society and the business.
The positive impact in digital society and businesses are firstly easy to communicate. In IT/IS, it could be a trend when people nowadays using a social networking such as Facebook, Myspace, Friendster, Twiter. The communication using this device has also become cheaper, quicker, and more efficient. We can now communicate with anyone around the globe by simply text messaging them or sending them an e-mail for an almost instantaneous response. The internet has also opened up face to face direct communication from different parts of the world thanks to the helps of video conferencing. IT has taken communication function into its fold. This also helps in creating the paperless environment which is sending an e-mail is much faster, and much easier.
While in business it will be positive impact which is can trade convenience. Internet is a great place to post an advertisement for selling any product. Similarly, if one needs to buy any product, there is a large variety to choose from on the internet. Goods bought can also be paid for through internet. Even monthly utility bills, credit card bills and online shopping can be paid through internet. Social networking also can be a great place to promote the product which is posting the picture about that product.