Technology is designed to make our lives easier. It’s part of an ongoing process by which science creates tools that enable us to achieve more things in less time. Whether it’s time we save by not needing to learn the individual steps, or time recovered from having to manually complete those steps to achieve an outcome, it is time that is the reward when technology is used correctly. Technology is a tool that allows us to do things more exactly, more correctly, more efficiently than we would if we did things by hand.
These days, most of our technology comes in two formats. It is either devices, such as tablets and smartphones, or it is software. While the two often go hand in hand, it is software, and specifically the operating platforms we use therein, that make the most impact to our administrative lives. It’s a growing field in which we can see huge gains made in our processes by adopting newer platforms and versions of existing software, and taking advantage of the automation of some of those tasks.