information technology definition business, jargon
(IT) Applied computer systems - both hardware
, and often including networking
, usually in the context of a business or other enterprise. Often the name of the part of an enterprise that deals with all things electronic.
The term "computer science
" is usually reserved for the more theoretical, academic aspects of computing, while the vaguer terms "information systems" (IS) or "information services" may include more of the human activities and non-computerised business processes like knowledge management
. Others say that IT includes computer science.