Computer literacy in this modern world has become a necessity rather than a prestigious course. Be it that you are in any industry apart from the computer studies it is of high importance to learn how to use the computer in everyday life.I studied computers in school and advanced in college to do a computer course and have realized how much a lot of the professionals in the other areas have missed by not being computer literate.I will mention four good reasons one has to be computer literate in this day.1. Computers will keep you up to date even after leaving school one has to continue studying to keep up with the pace and trends of the different industries, be it an engineer, nurse, or a social worker.2. Research and reference is easier done using the internet and case studies will be readily available such that some are for free thus resources found on the internet, this breaks the barriers of advancement of studies in the modern world.3. Communication barrier is lifted in the computer world because once one has internet connection on the computer it will be come almost for free to communicate with the rest of the world on the internet. People use emails, voice transmission software such as GTalk, Skype to call other people on the internet for free that is breaking communication barriers in all aspects.4.Online publications such a newspapers keep you informed and mostly they are for free than the hard copy that is a paid for one, thus reducing cost of information and making it readily available to everyone who has access to the internet connected computer.It is a very important tool to be computer literate in this modern world and I propose computers should be made compulsory in the education system so that everyone should know their way around computers in the day to day world. It will increase productivity in the industries because imagine before you do what ever task one has to have a research of it to complete the task if we are using computers it will be a very a efficient means of information source and storage.Computers have become an essential source of information hence they are inevitable to the modern world. Computers store information for future reference and easy computations so if we are to learn long time ago we used libraries but now we can have the libraries in the computer. Let’s use the computers to keep up with the trend.Alois T Chanakira is the chairman of ATP technologies a web hosting company www.atptechnology.net. For any domains that you would like to purchase visit their web site.