Office, Clerical, and Administration Schools

Office Technology

Offices are ever more complex places of business. With the advent of computers, technology has revolutionized and changed the way people do business around the world, which has led to additional flexibility and capabilities for companies. Accordingly, office professionals have seen their roles evolve with the changing technology.

Office technology has grown increasingly complicated, but once specific office technologies are learned, work output, efficiency, and/or quality can be dramatically increased. Common office technologies include e-mail, computer and Internet applications, word-processing programs, telephone systems, electronic calendars, desktop publishing programs, database management systems, and project management software. People who are trained in these technologies can streamline many previously time-intensive office processes and are an asset to many businesses.

Office technology training programs focus on learning today's standard office technologies as well as developing good general office practices. Those who wish to work as office professionals need to be familiar with computers and have good organizational skills.