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information technology

the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software systems to organize and communicate information electronically.
Abbreviation: IT. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The evolution or revolution of information technology is impacting everything we do and how we do it on a worldwide basis.

    Shock and Awe Harlan K. Ullman
  • Israel is a world leader in agriculture, armaments, information technology, research and development in various scientific fields.

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British Dictionary definitions for information technology

information technology

the technology of the production, storage, and communication of information using computers and microelectronics IT
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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information technology in Science
information technology  
The technology involved with the transmission and storage of information, especially the development, installation, implementation, and management of computer systems within companies, universities, and other organizations.
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information technology in Technology

business, jargon
(IT) Applied computer systems - both hardware and software, and often including networking and telecommunications, 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.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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