The Digital Era

We live in an era where Information Technology is a part of our everyday life. It is the cup of tea we have in the morning, the morning newspaper we read on our way to work, the game of badminton we play and the night of friendly banter with those we love. In many subtle –and also prominent- ways, ICT has now become an essential part of our lives.

In education

The computer revolutionized how we perceive education. It has now gone beyond the classroom and outdated text books, to a more virtual learning platform with real time, updated learning. Students are exposed to a repository of knowledge, which surpasses territorial, cultural and language barriers. This inspires creativity and new thinking in the students, as they are not limited to what they see and learn in the text books at school.

There are also many interactive learning programs that are tailored to help those students who need additional attention in class, or students with disabilities that need extra attention. These programs can be utilized by the students at his/her own pace, which makes learning even easier for them.

In entertainment

Technology has enhanced the notion of entertainment. From the black and white movies, we have now come to the era where we not only watch movies, but also ‘feel’ movies. The latest 5D technology makes the audience feel as if they are a part of the movie itself.

Moreover, technology has made entertainment easily accessible too. For an example, you no longer have to cry in a corner because you missed an episode of your favourite TV show. It’s just a matter of going to the TV show’s website and watching the entire episode there – also free of commercials! Furthermore, the ability to now carry books as PDFs in your iPad or the Tablet, and t purchase books online, have indeed made every book-lovers’ dream come true.

In sports

The notion of sports has expanded through technology – now moving to virtual realms. Playing a sport through a gaming PC in Perth is a common sight now.

Gaming PCs allow the users that gives a high-definition play experience, creating a real life scenario.

In communication

Remember the days that we used to wait outside a phone booth that offered IDD services and spend a few hundred dollars to make a phone call where both the parties will be desperately shouting to be heard? Technology changed this. Now, through various platforms such as Skype, Facebook, Whatsapp and Viber, communication has become easy, fun and cheap! Indeed, technology has helped us surpass boundaries, and keep our loved ones closer.

Starting A Business

Running your own business is not easy. People say follow your dreams, chase the rainbow etc. but what they don’t tell you is that it is a huge risk and a difficult task to run a successful business. You might think that I am indeed bent on discouraging people even before they start a business they dreamt of. No, my intention is different. My intention is to make sure that you do it right. Chase your dreams the right way.

First and foremost think about what you want to do. Pick something that reallyinterests you but also compliments your personal strengths and traits. Do something you know that you are good at.

Seek professional help. Ask from people experienced in that field. Observe and learn. Be inquisitive and try to learn from their mistakes (that saves you from doing it which saves both time and money) Thorough research is key. Do a research on your chosen field and after you chose the locality do some customer preference surveys to find out whether your type of a business is suited for the locality you intend to start it.

Once you have chosen what to do sit down and work out the logistics and the details. You must go through everything from the rent to insurance and employee health facilities. Write it down and go through it one by one, check this trusted IT consulting in Brisbane.

Once you have a detailed list work out the budget. See whether you have the means and methods to do so. A loan might work but don’t overdo it. Think of it purely in the sense that if you fail or can’t raise enough profit will you be able to pay the monthly loan payment. I am not saying that you will fail but what I am saying is that the first couple of years in any business can be tough and until you get the hang of it you may not earn a cent more than to cover up your costs. So you must not bank on the so called assumed profit to come in the future to pay your loan. Be practical and realistic.

Start your business small. You don’t go into six figure profit overnight! Take it slow but take it steady. You will learn the trade little by little and if you start small your risk is also small.

You can get help from managed IT services. It may look like a huge cost but to be frankly honest it can be a lot cheaper than calling IT services after a break down happens.
Keep an eye out for your competitors. You can learn a lot from them. I don’t mean copying. I mean watching their strategies to see how they got this far, learning from their mistakes etc. That way you will know how to improve your product.