In our classroom discussions, we have discussed the ways that computer technology (hardware, software, networking, Internet, and more) has changed the way that we interact, how businesses operate, and the world overall. Technology has impacted most industries and careers. For your written assignment you are going to analyze your career goals and companies you admire (including the technology impact). You are also going to analyze the impact of technology on careers in the future.
Conduct research on the Internet, periodicals, books, interviews, etc. to help answer the following questions in a three to five (3-5) report.
• Career Goals
o What are your short-term and long-term career goals?
o What role will technology play in that career path?
o What should you be doing to ensure that you have the skills needed to compete?
• Admired Firms (Companies, Organizations)
o Which firms do you most admire today?
o How do these firms use technology?
o Do you think technology gives them an advantage over rivals? Why or why not?
• The Future
o Which jobs that exist today likely won’t exist at the start of the next decade?
o Based on your best guess on how technology will develop, can you think
of jobs and skill sets that will likely emerge as critical five and ten years from now?