Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    New Technology vs. the Old Ways

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Does the implementation of new technology always mean the end of old ways of doing things? What are the dangers of continuing to do things the old way as well as using new technology to perform the same tasks?

    Bringing in new technology may require a company to form alliances with new business partners. What risks might this pose to a business?

    Is it risky for a company to introduce new technology into its processes if its customers are happy with the current processes?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 15, 2020, 4:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/business/management-information-systems/new-technology-vs-the-old-ways-230047

    Solution Preview

    Does the implementation of new technology always mean the end of old ways of doing things?

    This depends. Let's look at the music industry. 100 years ago there was one way to purchase music. That was the purchase of an album. In the 1960s the eight track tape was created. The album was still available but this new technology allowed the consumer to bring the music with them in their cars or on picnics. In the late 1960s, the cassette tape was born. This tape was more compact and less clunky than the eight track player. Now there were three forms available to the consumer to purchase music.

    Over time, the cassette eliminated the eight track, leaving two forms of music sources to purchase, the album and the cassette. In the 1990s, the CD was invented brining the consumer three forms of music formats to purchase from. The CD eliminated the cassette and ultimately the album. Today's newest technology is the MP3 player and the Ipod. While the concept is the same, artists make music and the public purchases the music the format in which today's consumer has changed.

    In this instance, the technology did mean an end to the old way of doing things in a sense. Today's consumer can download his or her favorite song online without ever leaving his or her home. The technology eliminates the need to drive across town to make a purchase.

    What are the dangers of continuing to do things the old way as well as using new technology to perform the same tasks?

    Confusion. When half of the staff is performing a task one way, which would be considered the old way, and the other have of the staff is performing the task the new way, there will be a loss of control and confusion will ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution discusses the implementation of new technology always mean the end of old ways of doing things? What are the dangers of continuing to do things the old way as well as using new technology to perform the same tasks?

    $2.19

    ADVERTISEMENT