Technology’s biggest gift to mankind and the mother of all inventions is so far undoubtedly – computer! Imagine what our world would be without computers. Consider the amount of manual work you would have to do or the pain of walking to each store to browse for information that you need or imagine how dull our lives would become if we have to live without e-mails, chats or the social networking sites that almost everybody has got so accustomed of.
The use of computers has reduced the manual work across all industries. It has reduced overhead expenses – papers, personnel etc. Nowadays, one of the criteria to apply for a job is that you should have good computer knowledge. Computer is used extensively in schools, hospitals, at all government sectors, banks, departmental stores etc. It is a storehouse of information and it is precisely for this reason that it is used everywhere. You can save and store huge volumes of data for your future reference. There are companies that manufacture software that you can use for various purposes. For e.g. human resources and finance departments can install payroll software, insurance companies can install software to manage different portfolios and their daily administration system etc. All this is possible because of computers.
Computer is a storehouse of information. You can browse for any kind of information on travel, lifestyle, politics, news, sports etc. Technology is always changing and to keep up with the new trends of technology, in terms of the computer, some schools have made it mandatory to introduce computers as part of the education. Basic education on computers is imparted to children in school as early as fourth standard.