And let us not forget “the land of rising sun” which has risen from the ashes of the Second World War to become the number one economic superpower of the globe.
And precisely, how was that possible? The plain answer is—computers are a part of these economies and control the productivity and commercial functions in close unison with the international economic powers. And therefore, they prosper at very fast rates.
Computers are the electronic devices which make us efficient. They help us do more creative work by doing the repetitive tasks themselves. They help us create, design, programme, communicate and above all, help us earn. In India, millions of homes are thriving because their members are dedicated to this fascinating profession.
We cannot imagine any area where computerization has not been done business, banking, electronic publishing, engineering design, international communication through e- mail, creative designing, fashion designing, etc. the list is endless.
One must raise a valid question will computerization make people redundant? The answer is no. And the reason is simple the man who was doing the job of a clerk would now execute more productive assignments. So, he would contribute more to his company, society or nation.
And in this effort, he would always be accompanied by his friend the computer. Computerization is creating more jobs for DTP specialists, programmers and hardware professionals.
It is a sound business proposal for the new entrepreneurs, a sea of knowledge for the ever inquisitive student and a child’s delight as he can play all types of games on it. In sum, it is a natural necessity and would improve knowledge levels, productivity, earnings and living standards of all the classes of society.
Japan, the USA, the UK, Germany and France have used computers extensively for automobiles, factories, business transactions, health management, education and communication. These are the economic and military superpowers of the world.
If India wants to emulate them on economic, technological and defence fronts, complete computerization and linking of Indian economy and industry with international information superhighway is a must. This is possible only with the help of computers and Internet networks.
Computers save our time. They make us more efficient and complete the repetitive tasks in a small time interval. Computer programmer from India is the best known programmers in the world. Computer programming has vital applications in Internet website design, telecommunications, engineering design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).
If routine jobs are handled by computers, executives and operatives are able to concentrate on more productive and result-oriented tasks. Creativity and thinking are beyond the limits of computers although major breakthrough has been achieved in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Computerization is essential in Indian context as tele-communication and satellite imagery are computer-based. The life in urban cities cannot be imagined without telephone, E-mail, fax, Internet connectivity and cellular phones. Most of these services warrant the usage of computer for operation and maintenance. Therefore, computerization is necessary in urban areas.
‘n rural areas as well, computerization can play a vital role in crop development, seed research, crop disease management, rural employment, software development for rural sector industries and rural education. Rural telecommunication scenario has been revolutionized by computers.
Now, we can make an ISD and SID call from all remote corners of India, thanks to telecommunication revolution which is essentially coupled with computer operations.
Education is a vital sector in which computers could play a vital role. The state governments and the central government have put special emphasis on computerized education and Internet. Internet operations would be opened for the private Internet services providers (ISPs). Further, all accounting, commercial, technical and classified information is stored and managed by computers. Hence, computers are indispensable tools in the modern era.
In sum, we can state that India must computerize her economy, business, scientific, weather, educational and other operations for glorious passage into the new millennium.
The world is a global village now and India can hook onto the world through computerization only. This technology would benefit her on economic, technological and social fronts. The new millennium would truly belong to computers!