Using Information Systems on A Daily Basis

15 Feb

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.



4 Responses to “Using Information Systems on A Daily Basis”

  1. sad112712305 February 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    That is very interesting ! I think that email will always be first when it comes to surfing on the Internet.

    • sad112759089 February 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

      I was thinking the same, also I thought people would spend more than 13% of their time on multi-media sites such as youtube,watching t.v shows/movies online.

  2. sad111383486 February 18, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    The sources you used for this are really interesting; that’s a huge amount of time spent by people on social networking sites. Would you consider the increasing use of IS as a good thing?

    • sad112759089 February 19, 2013 at 12:13 am #

      Thanks! 🙂 I do consider IS a good thing however I do think people reliance on it too much, in my next blog I will be discussing how people have an over dependence on it.

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