Elevator Pitch: Technology Acceptance

For several decades, several variations of the technology acceptance model have been used to explain and predict the use of technology by individuals and within organizations. In general, when users perceive IT to be easy to use, effective for their tasks, and similar to that used by others; they are more likely to use it in their work. Even in situations in which IT use is mandated, greater technology acceptance has been shown to improve the use of technology to meet client needs. When IT decisions, plans, and designs are focused on improving the factors associated with technology acceptance, the users are more likely to use it to its full benefit.