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  1. Over the past years, the world technological innovation has been on the increase with the recent trend of the introduction of smartphones. This is a great influence on customers buying habits today. Technology can be greatly described as the best world changing agent that have drastically changed the way people operate and associate with each other. Its contribution in the transport, Purchase, communication and social life cannot be emphasized. As a matter of fact, technological innovation is real. In the past, people were used to traveling from one place to another to purchase a product or to make an inquiry. This used to cause trouble to many individuals as the cost used to be high. Due to technology, there have been drastic changes in the way people travel as people can now make orders online, book vehicle and communicate with their loved ones through use of technology. This shows the power of technology towards our buying habits. To begin with, it is fair to say that the use of adverts has greatly contributed to increase in the buying habits of different individuals. This is because the sellers are now in a position to use online platforms such as social media e.g. Facebook, twitter, Skype and the rest to advertise their products. Such adverts are more appealing to the consumers hence it encourage them to buy more of the product. In addition, technology has also led to an increase of free services and discounts. Buyers are now in a position to use free communication such as emails and social networks that enable us to get in touch with the sellers hence giving us a chance to bargain. The sellers also use the same technology to give a discount to customers. This is due to the competitive nature of the market online hence this, in turn, contributes to lowering of the price of the product. Example sellers on Amazon give coupons and discounts to buyers. Technology also has led to boosting the education system and making it cheap, convenient and affordable to the students. For instance, many universities have integrated the use of technology in teaching. Classes are now offered online through distance learning. Students can register their degrees and study from home or place of work without having to travel to attend physical classes in their universities and colleges. Due to this, many universities are now forced to take the challenge and go online or else they stand a chance of losing more students. This has made it convenient and cheap on the side of the students Thirdly, the use of technology has helped the consumers to make informed choices before making a decision of buying anything. This means that we can go online and check the price of what we want to purchase and compare it with another price in other sites before buying. In addition to this, the introduction of coupons has been advantageous to the sellers. As it's mentioned on, they are now able to track the purchasing trend through the use of unique bar codes on coupons. Coupons also help to increase the purchase volume as they attract and bring customers on the stores and lastly coupons helps to boost the product line In conclusion, it should be noted that consumers continue to interact with multiple object that surrounds his environment. However, the mode of interaction is changing due to changes in technology. As a result, consumer behaviors may be influenced by a new set of factors that seem novel today.
  2. At first, it may seem that information technology and green movement can’t have common ground. But in recent years, the IT industry get leading positions in every aspect of human life. The appearance of “smart city” movement has changed the accepted notion of urban life and prove that the intersection of a digital solution and environmental needs gave birth to the phenomena of Smart City. It’s turned out to be the perfect way of enhancing the quality of urban life and services. The active implementation of modern technology can awake sophisticated resource consumption, improve transport sector, traffic management, transform health care, water and waste cycling. The adoption of ‘cyberville’ will have a profound impact on climate change issue, economic restructuring, ageing population etc. It will engage citizens into the more responsible attitude toward a renewable source of energy, intelligent traffic management system, building green and friendly environment, efficient urban mobility, sanitation and solid waste management. Furthermore, it enhances the interaction between citizens and government, which lead to more effective collaboration on crucial environmental issues. Due to IT - connectivity the ordinary citizen will have the opportunity to influence on the various subject of urgent importance and much more power to implement their own vision of community life. Nowadays, the concept of “digital city” sounds a little bit blandly, but what exactly gave a start to the rise and developing of “intelligent cities”? If to look back, just a few decades ago much more people have been living in rural places, but after the boom of an economy, infrastructure development and the growing opportunities in cities pushed people to find better life conditions and move to the urban areas. The explosion of population in cities face the problem of sufficient organization of urban life. Suddenly, large areas need to be energy efficient, meanwhile, people need to learn themselves a sustainable development of energy. The main idea of a brand-new type of these areas is that the urban life started to be driven by the technology. Alex Patsko, the CEO of Customertimes, Salesforce Premium Consulting Partner , set his heart on creating smart infrastructure in “wired cities”. After a decade of providing a software solution for commercial enterprise, they started focusing on delivering services for data collection in real time, which will help one day to ensure a solution for various urban problems and can forecast the appearance of any problems.
  3. In as much as change is natural and normal when negative effects start arising which counter the gains already made, this is a bad thing. Regrettably, those who end up suffering are not simply those who are causing the problems. This is why using electric cars in the car renting business is quite welcome and beneficial. With ecologists claiming that there are numerous destructive alterations which happen to the Earth due to gas emissions and such similar things, it is beneficial when businesses such as car rentals incorporate these into their line of business when car renting coupons are purchased by people. For instance, for the last decade, Hertz offer special hertz rental coupons, the special discount for those clients who use electro cars and PHEV's to draw client attention towards the importance of carbon emission and popularize cars that will save the health of nature and for ourselves. Energy security The use of hybrid rental cars instead of the usual conventional cars helps in the green motion initiative by reducing reliance on petroleum products which are imported and thus increases the energy security. Because they use electric-drive technologies to increase efficiency, car rental businesses enable people to use less fuel. As a result, businesses in the car rental industry are thus able to influence people to use energy efficient resources which help reduce the amount of pollution to the environment. Availability of infrastructure Additionally, the fact that those renting out cars are also able to access the electric grid in places such as their homes, public charging places and at their workplaces is very beneficial. This means costs are greatly reduced which also reduces the need to buy cars which will need fuelling and emit carbon monoxide to the environment. Emissions As far as emissions are concerned, hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles used by car rental businesses can present numerous positive effects to the ecology. Although they will vary depending on the type and model, they reduce the emissions to zero unlike gas fuelled rental cars. This is particularly important during the holidays when the majority of people decide to tour the country and see the various attractions by renting out cars. The amount of gas emissions produced then is usually very high and thus, the importance to use electric cars for those who purchase car renting coupons. Batteries As is the case with conventional engine vehicles, the batteries in electric cars are usually made to last for a long time. In fact, there are those which can last for up to 8 years. The amount of pollution that occurs to the environment due to battery disposals is usually very high and thus any effort to reduce it is quite welcome. Not only does throwing batteries on the earth corrode the soil, but it also has a negative rippling effect on the wildlife and plants as well. Thus, car rental businesses forego the need of buying new batteries every so often in their line of business when they use electric vehicles. Today, safeguarding the ecology is one of the things that rank at the top because it affects everyone’s livelihood. When businesses such as car rentals incorporate electric cars into their collection of vehicles for people to use, this goes a long way in ensuring that the destruction of the environment is reduced while enabling people to reduce reliance on fuel and gasoline which cause a lot of destruction to the green motion when car renting coupons are purchased. Thus, more car rental businesses should use electric cars in their line of business which is of much benefit to everyone.