What does information technology mean?

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  1. information technology(Noun)

    the practice of creating and/or studying computer systems and applications

  2. information technology(Noun)

    the computing department of an organization


  1. Information technology

    Information technology is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, such as computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services. In a business context, the Information Technology Association of America has defined information technology as "the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems". The responsibilities of those working in the field include network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of an organisation's technology life cycle, by which hardware and software is maintained, upgraded, and replaced. Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term "information technology" in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that "the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology." Based on the storage and processing technologies employed, it is possible to distinguish four distinct phases of IT development: pre-mechanical, mechanical, electromechanical and electronic. This article focuses on the most recent period, which began in about 1940.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of information technology in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of information technology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Verdun:

    We come in help them sort through that and come up with a strategy to consolidate all their information, technology and data into a common strategy.

  2. Peter Schwarzenbauer:

    Two worlds are colliding here. Our world, focused on hardware and our experience in making complex products, and the world of information technology which is intruding more and more into our life.

  3. Inspector General:

    The auditors point out that they didn't have certain case files and asked the NOPD to send it to them, we got the cases a few days later, but when we checked with the (NOPD information technology) department we found that those records were post-dated two and three years. ... They were created when we made the request.

  4. Al Gore:

    Information technology gives us the means to harvest the enormous opportunities represented by inefficiency, it is relatively easy now to design and build zero carbon buildings. The savings in energy, material costs and the reductions in global warming pollution are not minor. We’re talking about 50, 60, 70, 80 even 90 percent savings in category after category.

  5. Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh:

    With increasing access to information technology and changing nature of our globalized economy, new threats for children are emerging - sex tourism, child pornography, online threats to children among others, to address these challenges comprehensively, within SAARC countries, we can all benefit from reinforcing regional cooperation and strengthening mechanisms for sharing of information, experience, expertise and good practices.

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  • InformationstechnologieGerman
  • tecnología InformaciónSpanish
  • technologie de l'informationFrench
  • informasjonsteknologiNorwegian
  • tecnologia da informaçãoPortuguese
  • தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பம்Tamil

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