The Extraordinary Importance of Computers in Various Fields

Importance of Computers
The use of computers today holds a lot of importance in every sphere of human life. In this Techspirited article, we shall tell you about some of the places where computers find important applications.
Techspirited Staff
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Computers have become an integral part of our lives. Be it desktops, laptops, or the tiny computers that are embedded in our smartphones and other smart devices, the use of computers hold several advantages for us today. Presented below is an abridged summary of the importance of computers in various fields.

Importance of Using Computers

The use of computers today is synonymous with access to the Internet. It has given birth to the field of information technology, which has in-turn revolutionized modern society. It has created millions of IT jobs, and has become an integral part of every other industry.

In the following sections, we shall explore how computers, along with IT, play important roles in the various fields of their applications.

Role of Computers in Education
Right from elementary schools to large universities, every educational system has been influenced by computers. Some of the uses of computers in the field of education are as follows:
  • Using computer imagery and supporting audio, it becomes easier to explain several difficult concepts to the students. For example, computer animations and graphics can be used to easily understand the phenomenon of solar or lunar eclipses.
  • With Internet allowing people to connect across the globe, implementing the scheme of distant learning via on-line education has become possible. This allows many to avail the best education from around the world, which would otherwise have been very difficult or even impossible.
  • Easy access to a mammoth amount of information over the Internet on almost any topic, makes learning much easier. Online encyclopedias and other similar knowledge bases, have made researching and preparing documents simpler.
  • Students conversant with the use of computers have better chances of landing good jobs as computers literacy is the need of present times.
Crucial Role of Computers in Medicine
The health care field has gone through a revolution through the use of computers. Today they have been integrated in almost all medical technologies, to improve the accuracy of the results. The following are some of the areas of application of computers in the medicine.
  • Big hospitals use computer systems to maintain a database of patient records. This has significantly lessened the burden of paper-works and management.
  • Computers are used in medical facilities for maintaining staff attendance records, medical records, recording incoming and outgoing timings of staff, computerized accounting and managing records of patient and associated doctors.
  • Computers are used to monitor the health of the patients via equipment such as heartbeat rate, pulse rates monitors etc.
  • Medical imaging has grown to become an extremely important aspect of medical diagnosis. By using techniques for capturing images of even the most complex structures in the body, it has become easier to treat many different forms of ailments.
  • Web conferencing has made it easier and convenient for expert doctors to advice and instruct other doctors from a distance. Moreover, even during operations, many senior surgeons can guide junior surgeons using this technology.
  • All surgical procedures are recorded in small cameras (some even installed in the medical equipment) so that the process of surgery can be reviewed and improved.
  • Internet technology has made it easier to exchange information, news and reports about latest medical development all across the globe.
  • Nowadays, on-line counseling has become possible owing to extensive use of computers. This allows patients to doctors who may be on the other side of the world for the sake of advise, over the Internet.
Benefits of Computers in Business
The use of computers in small and large businesses has grown by leaps and bound in the last few decades. Here are some of the benefits of computers in this field.
  • Using Internet technologies, computer networking, and several types of software, businesses are able to communicate across the globe crossing all geographical boundaries. This has allowed companies to improve their products and make them competent in the global market.
  • Internet has improved the communication among partners, suppliers, consumers etc, who all are now able to keep a track on each other and also provide instant feedback, that facilitates the business process.
  • Development of software like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions, and Management Information Systems (MIS) have made it possible to centralize the administrative features of a firm.
  • Project management and other planning activities are easily designed by integrating latest software into the computers. This decreases the time needed for planning and helps in resolving certain complex managerial issues.
  • Seminars, conferences and meetings can be arranged between the company heads and big corporate giants through web conferencing, which can also be broadcast to all the employee.
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