The importance of information technologies in companies

Undoubtedly, today, information technologies have become the main asset of companies. From the sources of the data, its extraction, modeling, and exploitation in reporting, analytics, data exploration, delivery of information to applications, text mining, social analytics, etc. Organizations seek to establish models and patterns for their commercial and operations strategies, seeking to increase their productivity and achieve profitability goals.

From this perspective, Mujica (2000) considers that the technological advance of information technology, computing, and telecommunications, incorporated in organizations a different approach than usual to access knowledge, flexibility, interactivity, economy, speed, independence, communication, and development. In this way, information technologies become essential to increase the productivity of companies and the quality management of their processes.

However, the adoption of information technologies in companies must begin with a process of reviewing their organizational culture, vision, and mission, since technologies are the means that, used with relevance, can optimize the company’s processes.

Technological change, according to Porter (2000), is not important by itself, but it is fundamental if it affects the competitive advantage and the structure of the sector where it operates. Not every change related to this approach is strategically beneficial, it can often worsen the competitive position of the organization and the attractiveness of the fraction involved, which undoubtedly merits planning, organization, direction, and control of technological management, with the firm intention to evaluate the inclusion and impact of technologies in the business framework (Cano – Pita 2017).

In this process of technological changes, mainly of information technologies in organizations, the training of engineers is required who can lead the process of articulation between the architecture of the business model with the information architecture of the company.

Thus, at the San Ignacio De Loyola University we train business engineers to manage the process of efficient adoption of information technologies in companies. The USIL business engineer is the professional expert in effectively linking two crucial areas in the 21st century: business and information technology. An engineer capable of optimizing and transforming business processes through the management of information technologies and innovations in organizations.