Information technology drives innovation and innovation is the path to business success. Innovation in business has the same impact that steam had on the industrial revolution.
In fact, it’s hard to imagine any business that has not benefited from the digital revolution. Even something as hands on as agriculture uses computers. Farmers use computers for production records, financial planning, research on technical issues, and procurement.
Nowadays the formula for business success is simple: drive innovation with information technology. So, the first thing startups in any industry try to figure out is how to make smart IT recruiting choices. Without a backbone of information technology, a business is not going to go far.
The Love Affair with Innovation
We like to imagine that the human race has always been innovative. But innovation was a slow and steady affair for most of the 20th century. It was the work of individual genius or think tanks. For the most part, brilliant people innovated and the public slowly adopted the idea. The mainstream love affair with innovation began with the invention of the computer. It attained momentum with the birth of the Internet.