Many entities--businesses, academia, non-profits, etc.--recognize how integral computers are. In fact, how technologically knowledgable an entity is will determine its survival in today's world. Even back in 2000 an article written in highbeam.com stated that, "In today's workplace, the job applicant who lacks computer skills is seriously handicapped, both in obtaining a job and qualifying for promotion" (Martin et al. …).
It's mid-2011 and surprisingly computer literacy in many workplaces is not the level that it should be. Based on an article written by the thewrightantagonist in myrecollective.wordpress.com (April 26, 2011), let me quickly bring up three things I myself as a computer training professional hear that still exist. One of them is an incident where the writer noticed a "...manager not able to understand basic Excel formulas..." Another incident where the writer served an intern discovered that employees were "...4 or 5 years older than me and had less understanding of how a computer works..." Finally, the writer makes a very good point. "...Regarding the basics I start to ask myself why they have not had the willingness to learn...their primary tool for their job...Knowing that, it should be common sense to seek training..."
Now if these are only 2 of the sources I cited, imagine how many thosands more just on the Internet alone are out there on this very subject. What are your thoughts? Are the workplaces of today as computer literate as they should be?