Human Factors in Technology Tec/401
University of Phoenix
Dr. Howard L. Taylor
October 29, 2009
Technology is perishable and improvement to this technology is always in the process of production for market. As soon as a new technology is put on the market, upgrades and add-ons are already in the process for that product. Cutting-edge products are obsolete practically overnight. Therefore, as product life cycles are continually decreasing, the value of quickly bringing products to market is continually increasing. High-speed of production means continuous increases in productivity and competitiveness for this industry.
This paper will cover some issues involving technology implementation. The tools and equipment to use to identify ways that technology change will improve a company organizational success. The changes equipment and technology requirements undergo through the years. This paper will attempt to show how technical, non-technical and management knowledge is essential when decisions are to buy a new technology, and the training of the new technology. Another goal is to focus on the end production and management decisions.
From health care to manufacturing to transportation to retail, each has come to rely on computer products and services for its productivity. In this dynamic age of Information, high-speed is essential. According to the article, Change in Technology, as of today, the computer industry has succeeded by using change to its advantage. Every 18 months, advances in technology virtually double the amount of computing power a dollar will buy. Computers are cheaper and easier accessible today than 20 years ago.
The current increase of digital technology requirements are changing the way people live and communicate. In the last 35 years, computer performance has increased by a factor of one million while the entry-level price of a...