Impact of IT on modern society

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Information technology has impacted various sectors of modern life and existence:

  • With regards to education, IT has provided the vehicle to network and present “One University” via campus networks. Several universities now deliver programmes using the internet as the communicatiaon vehicle for distance learning programmes popularly called e-learning. Further, the Internet has contributeed greatly to excellence in teaching, research and service. The same technology has been used to enhance, expand and expedite the services utilized by students and teachers generally.
  • In banking, security and identity management for efficient and accurate to client accounts access as well as billing services have been greatly enhanced through the applicatiion of this technology.
  • Information services have received a great boost where backend systems and databases have been interlinked to provide distributed database services and internetworking which is the foundation for the Internet which is a global network of networks.