Established to assist businesses with the advancement of technology through research and educational activity, the Business Technology Association provides a forum for businesses, entrepreneurs, IT managers, academic institutions and others to network and exchange information on innovative and emerging business technologies.
Through BTA membership, businesses can come together to pool their experience, knowledge and skills on issues that impact their ability to serve clients, generate revenue, enhance employee wellbeing, and respond to competitive challenges.
Through BTA, these businesses can also share ideas and develop new business concepts.
At the present time the most prominent areas of focus of Business Technology city are Information and Computer Technologies (IT), Digital Media and Communications (DMC), Consumer Electronics (CEC) and Wireless and Networking Systems (WAN).
These sectors each present unique opportunities in terms of research, development, deployment and commercialization of new technologies. IT and DMC are the only sectors that have experienced rapid technological change over the last two decades.
While all other sectors are stagnant, IT has seen an almost exponential increase in investment as companies seek to exploit new IT capabilities.
Corporate investment is particularly concentrated in IT, especially in the field of digital media and communications, which have driven up demand for skilled professionals who can deliver cutting-edge solutions.
The impact of Information Technology on Society and on the economy is profound. According to a recent study by Oxford University, the impact of IT on the economy can be seen at the national level, with the creation of millions of jobs; at the regional, federal and local levels; and, at the international level, with the spread of information technology throughout the world.
At the national level, IT has helped reduce unemployment, increased productivity and improved distribution of income. At the regional, federal and local levels, IT has contributed to economic growth, increased productivity, improved distribution of income and improved employment.
At the international level, IT is key to the spread of knowledge and technological innovation, which in turn has helped to create a more peaceful and stable