In the 21st century information systems is at the touch of your fingertips and the gateway to the information highway, even just a few decades ago none of us had access to the amount of technology available today. It has transformed the way we live, in the way we communicate, from our personal relationships to our working habits.
For example the the internet has become a huge part of our everyday lives. We use it for almost everything including reading, listening to music, social networking, and so much more. It has become a way of life. If you were looking for the latest gossip on your favourite band/artist/actor etc 10-15 years ago, you mainly had to rely on magazines. These days while music etc magazines are still out there, the move to getting info on your favourite band etc is right at your fingertips.
In 2010 a survey by the International Telecommunication Union stated that Ireland had 68.9% of the population subscribing to the Internet. As of the end of 2012 that has gone up to 76.8%. On average an Irish individual would spends 3-5 hours a day on the internet.
Majority of people today use information systems in their daily lives. Whether it’s to do online shopping, doing research, checking the latest news, checking their banking account or simply catching up on Facebook. We wake up every day and use information systems such as the internet like it’s a newspaper and keep checking it throughout the day. Therefore information systems plays a big role in our daily lives.