Business Portfolio October 03
Part C. Business communication
Rapid advances in information technology have led to many new forms of communication. The most important of which has been the continual growth in the development of the personal computer, both in business and at home.
Along with the dramatic increase in the use of PC’s has come the internet which allows almost instant contact between businesses world wide, fax machines which enable text documents to be sent from one business to another, mobile phones and lap top computers which allow work to be carried out from almost any location. PC’s can also be linked within companies (intranet) this means that all users can have access to relevant information at the same time.
In addition to all of the above new technologies there are the more traditional forms of communication, which still have their place in today’s business. Communication such as Face to Face, in writing via letters, memos etc. The advantages of these more traditional methods of communication are that they offer the personal touch to the customer.