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Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware."[1] IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.
A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed "Capital of Silicon Valley" where hardware meets software.
.Today, the term information has ballooned to encompass many aspects of computing and technology, and the term has become very recognizable.^ Information technology has been an important component for computer and software companies, as well as the telecommunications and electronics industries, helping companies to become efficient and productive.
  • Information Technology Services: IT Services Providers | Business.com 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ The very interconnectivity of the new information technologies similarly challenges the faculty's definitions of autonomy, which dictate that a professor can individually decide what, when, and where he or she teaches.
  • Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC net.educause.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In business, the term is most often used to describe telephone and computer technology, and their interface .
  • Information technology@Everything2.com 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.IT professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases.^ According to the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), information technology is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware."
  • Information Technology - Business Exchange 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC cdn.businessweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Information Technology: Reference - Business Exchange 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC bx.businessweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.
  • PhDs and other Doctorates in Information Technology Online 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.universities.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Westwood College Online Westwood College of Technology offers aspiring IT professionals a variety of online bachelor's degree programs designed to teach students the technical and creative facets of information technology applications in a myriad of environments.
  • Career Advantage: Information Technology (IT) Schools and Programs 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.careeradvantage.org [Source type: Academic]

.A few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, as well as the management and administration of entire systems.^ Graduates will develop careers as Network Installers, Software Engineers or Database designers to name a few.

^ These are database, network and systems administrators .

^ A system administrator may also be asked to research and recommend network hardware and software.
  • Information Technology :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Information technology is starting to spread farther than the conventional personal computer and network technology, and more into integrations of other technologies such as the use of cell phones, televisions, automobiles, and more, which is increasing the demand for such jobs.^ Popular information technology job searches .
  • Information Technology Jobs - Find Information Technology Jobs in the UK and Worldwide 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC jobs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ What are the benefits of using personal computers ?
  • Information Technology 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.job-interview.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Entry level jobs in Information Technology .
  • Entry level jobs in Information Technology | One Day, One Job 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.onedayonejob.com [Source type: General]

A view of the Rajiv Gandhi Salai (popularly known as the IT Corridor,Chennai), one of the world's biggest high-Technology business Districts
.When computer and communications technologies are combined, the result is information technology, or "infotech". Information technology is a general term that describes any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information.^ Health Information Technology combines the expanding arena of health care with the cutting edge of technology.
  • Health Information Technology 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.kvcc.me.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Information technology has been an important component for computer and software companies, as well as the telecommunications and electronics industries, helping companies to become efficient and productive.
  • Information Technology Services: IT Services Providers | Business.com 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.business.com [Source type: News]

^ For example, the University’s Desktop Information Technology Strategy (DITS) and the IT Leasing Strategy have been important in ensuring that different sections of the university continue to be able to communicate with each other, by the adoption of common standards.

.In recent days ABET and the ACM have collaborated to form accreditation and curriculum standards for degrees in Information Technology as a distinct field of study separate from both Computer Science and Information Systems.^ Information technology standards .

^ Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and more Change location: International .
  • Online Technology Degree | Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and more 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.worldwidelearn.com [Source type: Academic]

^ There's also a Bachelor degree program in Computer Information Systems.
  • Career Advantage: Information Technology (IT) Schools and Programs 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.careeradvantage.org [Source type: Academic]
  • Career Schools: Information Technology Schools and Programs 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.careerschools.org [Source type: Academic]

SIGITE is the ACM working group for defining these standards.

See also

References

  1. ^ ITAA.org, p30, Accessed March 3, 2008
  • Adelman, C. (2000). .A Parallel Postsecondary Universe: The Certification System in Information Technology.^ You will explore ways to communicate and apply core information technologies professionally as well as evaluate, design and implement systems based on IT methodology.

    ^ University Information Technology infrastructure according with agreed principles; provide, support and manage information technology infrastructure services; and develop detailed proposals for policy, procedures and guidelines relating to information technology.

    ^ For example, the University’s Desktop Information Technology Strategy (DITS) and the IT Leasing Strategy have been important in ensuring that different sections of the university continue to be able to communicate with each other, by the adoption of common standards.

    Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education.
  • Allen, T., and M.S. Morton, eds. .1994. Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s.^ A classic example of an information technology skill is integrating a corporate database with a website and a secure interface to make corporate information assets available on the web.
    • What’s the difference between information technology and computer science? 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC community.globeuniversity.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ THOUGH BARELY out of its infancy, information technology is already one of the most effective ways ever devised to squander corporate assets.
    • Information Technology: News & Videos about Information Technology - CNN.com 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ As far as the information technology industry was concerned, the 1990s were "The Bill and Andy Show."
    • Information Technology: News & Videos about Information Technology - CNN.com 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    .New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Shelly, Gary, Cashman, Thomas, Vermaat, Misty, and Walker, Tim.^ What Computers Still Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason, Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press, Feenberg, A., 1999, ‘Technology and Meaning’, in Questioning Technology, London and New York: Routledge.
    • Phenomenological Approaches to Ethics and Information Technology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Electric Language, New York: Yale University Press.
    • Phenomenological Approaches to Ethics and Information Technology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New York: Seven Bridges Press.
    • Phenomenological Approaches to Ethics and Information Technology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (1999). Discovering Computers 2000: Concepts for a Connected World. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Course Technology.
  • Webster, Frank, and Robins, Kevin. (1986). .Information Technology—A Luddite Analysis.^ Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis) .

    ^ Information Technology > Where The Jobs Are - Partnership for Public Service HIRING PROJECTIONS ABOUT WHERE THE JOBS ARE ANALYSIS FOR JOB SEEKERS FOR AGENCIES CONTACT US Information Technology .
    • Information Technology > Where The Jobs Are - Partnership for Public Service 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC data.wherethejobsare.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ You will have the chance to apply appropriate technologies in the analysis and design of information systems, as well as assess ethical, legal, and social issues.

    Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Further reading

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  • The Global Information Technology Report 2008–2009.^ Total global spending on technology goods, services, and staff will reach $2.4 trillion in 2008, an 8 percent increase from 2007.
    • Information Technology :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There will be plenty of competition for entry-level jobs in 2008–09, yet the information technology field is rife with opportunity.
    • Information Technology :: WetFeet 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.wetfeet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Copyright © 2008 Arizona Department of Education: Information Technology, All Rights Reserved .
    • Technology Information 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.ade.az.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Management Information Systems Home Page 10 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.ade.az.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    World Economic Forum and INSEAD. 2009. pp. 406. ISBN 978-92-95044-19-7. http://www.weforum.org/pdf/gitr/2009/gitr09fullreport.pdf. 

Simple English

Information technology is the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.

Now, people have been using it with many other words from computing and other electronical words. It now covers many more fields of study than it has covered in the past.

rue:Інформачна технолоґія


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