The advancement in technology has certainly had a major effect on the lives of many. This world is becoming a global village and distances are no longer a problem. Communications and mass information are just a few clicks away; thanks to the computer related technology, more specifically the utility of the internet, which is a part of the information technology.
Social networking websites and chat related applications are now presenting quite a number of advantages to the users. They reduce distances between users and help them connect with relatives and friends from all over the world. The aim of any social networking site is to make the application and utility user friendly.
With the technological changes and new developments occurring every day, internet users no longer have to face the problems online that they had to face recently due to technical glitches, which resulted in frustration. Now the users no longer have to rummage through heaps of messages to access a particular conversation or read at hyperactive speeds just to keep in touch with the discussion at hand. The systems have become more streamlined and responsive and thus more convenient for the users.
This constant and rapid change in web technology has opened many windows of opportunity for both the users and the developers. The users now have more options to switch to and the developers have to work to develop newer, better, efficient and easy to use portals.
In its early days, E-commerce existed simply as a form of facilitation for commercial and financial transactions. It is one of the few things that have changed with the passage of time. This historic turning of e-commerce occurred about three decades ago.
Technologies such as electronic data exchange and electronic funds transfer have been introduced and they had a revolutionary effect because these allowed the businesses to communicate the commercial documents such as the basics of purchase orders and invoices via electronic network systems securely. The growth of telephone banking services, credit card transactions and automated teller machines has added a new dimension to e-commerce. There are still innumerable aspects of business and other related issues that are growing as per the users’ needs and the information technology is providing a highly efficient and secure platform to them.
Electronic payment systems have become the engine for almost all online transactions. The major electronic payment systems that govern current online transactions are credit card processing systems and electronic payment gateways. The electronic payment gateways are the companies that facilitate financial transactions online by authenticating credit cards and online bank accounts authorizing certain transactions. They basically form the virtual connectivity between the merchant’s website and the credit card companies; this sure reduces the hassle of long bank queues and offers purchasing options whenever and wherever anyone pleases to have these while utilizing the splendors of computer technology.
The information technology has come a long way and is ever evolving. It has truly made the world a global village.