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@letsuser | Posted on | Science-Technology


What is information technology and why is it called that?


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Digital Marketing Executive | Posted on


Information technology or IT is defined as the process of using any computer, storage, networking, or any other physical devices, or infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure, and exchange all forms of electronic data.


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Information technology (IT) is the use of any computer, storage, networking, and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data. Typically, IT is used in the context of enterprise operations as opposed to personal or entertainment technologies. The commercial use of IT encompasses both computer technology and telephony.


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Software engineer at HCL technologies | Posted on


To put it in the simplest way possible, “any technology through which we get information is called information technology”.


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Technology, is called as the “means to an end”. The modern definition of technology however, relates it to computers and networking, and hence, IT or Information Technology is also taken to be so. So in this way, IT means the use of computers, data storage devices, networks and other communication devices to access information.

Information Technology includes, according to bynotes.com:


  • Managing a network of computers.
  • Creating original web pages.
  • Producing videos digitally.
  • Designing computer systems as a consultant.
  • Vendors selling products on the internet.
  • Designing 3D artwork.
  • Administering a company’s database.
  • Coding software.
  • Providing technical support.
  • Managing projects and budgets.
  • Writing technical documentation.


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