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How Understanding Business Technology is a Must for Career Success

August 1, 2022

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Business technology has transformed traditional business operations and understanding it is crucial to any career. While many business professionals may be reluctant to learn new skills, business and technology are becoming more connected each day. This does not mean business professionals need to be I.T. geniuses, but having a solid understanding will provide a strong foundation for your career. 

Technology’s role in the workplace 

Many young professionals are learning business information technology before even entering the workplace. Business information technology is usually learned in college or university to implement technology into modern decision-making. Those starting their careers with degrees in business information technology are one step ahead of those without an understanding of business technology. However, many modern business schools offer significant coursework in business technology and related classes. If you do not have any experience with business information technology, this is not a reason to worry. Business technology can be learned as the modern workplace evolves and implements technology into its daily operations.

For managers and CEOs, having a strong understanding of business technology is a great way to grow your company. While having an expert level of proficiency is not required, understanding it conceptually will allow you to interpret the data and models better. Furthermore, you will have the skills necessary to understand and communicate information through modern digital sources. Business information technology is essential when making important managerial and business decisions in the contemporary workplace. Business technology helps display this information through quantitative modeling and other applied forms of business information technology. Business leaders with a strong understanding of business technology will allow their companies to thrive.

Business technology as an industry changer

The rise of business technology has allowed emerging companies to make a more significant impact than in the past. These companies can carefully and strategically design business plans and keep them under the radar until the optimal time. Unfortunately, companies reluctant to adopt new business technologies into their work are sometimes hit the hardest by this.

For professionals just starting their careers, understanding business technology can help you land your first job. Expanding your understanding of business and technology can improve your career success for established professionals. As mentioned above, companies that do not utilize business information technology may be looking to expand into that field. A strong understanding of business information technology can help you implement specific examples of how your addiction can help a company grow. In addition, you can demonstrate a portfolio of business technology skills you have acquired and display the social media marketing strategies you have designed. 

Tools for furthering your understanding of business technology

Business technology covers many ideas, such as customer feedback apps, merchandising analytics, and logistics. Those coming from a technology or computer science background will be able to further their understanding of business. In addition, businesses will often utilize enterprise databases to keep all their employees connected. An employee with a strong technology background will ensure these databases run smoothly. 

For those who struggle with technology, there are many ways to get started with business technology. For example, demand management may help transport ideas you already have into a digital form. In addition, the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) provides education and training resources to improve your understanding of business and technology. If you want to take your career to the next level, ASAP’s training resources are an excellent first step. 


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