Technology is a term with origins in the Greek "technologia", "τεχνολογία" — "techne", "τέχνη" ("craft") and "logia", "λογία" ("saying").
However, a strict definition is elusive; “technology” can refer to material objects of use to humanity, such as machines, hardware or utensils, but can also encompass broader themes, including systems, methods of organization, and techniques. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include “construction technology”, “medical technology”, or “state-of-the-art technology”.
- Intellectual Property
Technology has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies (including today’s global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class.
Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products, known as pollution, and deplete natural resources, to the detriment of the Earth and its environment. Various implementations of technology influence the values of a society and new technology often raises new ethical questions. Examples include the rise of the notion of efficiency in terms of human productivity, a term originally applied only to machines, and the challenge of traditional norms.
Assessing technology is often difficult because it can be largely intangible in nature. Our task is to make sense of complex processes and components and determine long-term viability.
Our technology review and assessments include the following:
- Comprehensive review of how the technology has been constructed
- Why it was built
- A review of expertise in the technology design and construction process
- A review of the design, construction and management of technologies and components
- Program methodologies used
- Reverse engineering review
- Source code analysis and review
- Valuation of intangibles
- Due diligence review of all aspects of the technology in review
- Program management assessment and review