Information Society is a term for a society in which the creation, distribution, and manipulation of information has become the most significant economic and cultural activity. An Information Society may be contrasted with societies in which the economic underpinning is primarily Industrial or Agrarian. The machine tools of the Information Society are computers and telecommunications, rather than lathes or loughs.
Advantages of Information society
Communication – with help of information technologies the instant messaging, emails, voice and video calls becomes quicker, cheaper and much efficient.
Availability – information systems has made it possible for businesses to be open 24×7 all over the globe.
Cost effectiveness and productivity – the IS application promotes more efficient operation of the company and also improves the supply of information to decision-makers; applying such systems can also play an important role in helping companies to put greater emphasis on information technology in order to gain a competitive advantage.