The world is changing, and technology and software are evolving exponentially. On a personal level, this has changed our lives massively. Everything is connected, the internet is everywhere. The world is moving faster than ever. Software has also had a massive impact on many industries. These are five of those that have used it to its full advantage to change drastically in a relatively short space of time.
For such a long-time healthcare was in limbo. Medical advancements in treatment and research were coming thick and fast. But surgeries were keeping paper files and relying on face to face and telephone communications. In the last few years, even small surgeries have embraced software developments and caught up. Medipro allows healthcare professional to keep records electronically as well as offering practice management and electronic billing services. This has made the healthcare industry more efficient and productive in all areas, while taking some pressure off staff and managers.
There’s only so much software can do for construction. It will always be built around bricks and mortar. However, technology and software have still had a massive impact on the industry. Construction management software is being used increasingly to automate some aspects of the job and to keep on top of budgets and financial information. This is eliminating a lot of time consuming paperwork. Design software is also helping project managers visualize their targets and make sure they are on the right path as they progress.
Software has changed the entertainment industry enormously. We used to go to the cinema, and buy DVDs and books. Now it’s all online. We have e-readers or read on our phones and tablets. We stream films to our TB’s via Netflix andAmazon Prime. We buy digital downloads of films and books we love, both new and old. We download music onto our phones while we’re waiting in a queue or sat on a bus. Entertainment is at the touch of our fingertips. Wherever we are and whatever we want, it is constantly, and instantly available to us.
This really goes in hand with entertainment. The world of publishing has changed because of digital downloads. In many ways, it’s fairer and more exciting. Gone are the days of authors writing off to hundreds of publishers until they receive that dreamed of yes. Now they can quite easily write and publish their own e-books, and use an internet platform or their own blog to sell it. Creative industries are now a lot more open, offering a chance for everyone to follow their dreams.
Online shopping increases year on year. From large household goods, to the week’s grocery shopping, shopping software allows people to order online and receive products the next day. Retailers are having to take notice and work their business plans around this while also factoring in competition from smaller e-commerce enterprises.
These are just a few of the industries that have been massively altered by the advancements in software. The world as a whole has changed. This looks set to continue.