information technology

noun

Definition of information technology

: the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data

Examples of information technology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of Kaseya's customers are IT support firms that help small businesses such as dentists' offices, local restaurants and accounting firms with their information technology needs. Brian Fung And Geneva Sands, CNN, 22 July 2021 Ashwini Vaishnaw, the new minister for information technology, and Prahlad Singh Patel, a junior minister for water resources — were among those whose phone numbers appeared on the list. Washington Post, 19 July 2021 That means Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin could request a waiver for Charisse Snipes of Manchester, who has been the interim head of Metro Hartford Innovation Services, the city’s information technology arm, since Jan. 2017. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 13 July 2021 Before the move, the company already had information technology staff based here. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, 12 July 2021 Companies spent $317 billion last year on information technology for remote work, according to the research company Gartner. Erin Woo, Star Tribune, 11 July 2021 Fish processing plants are increasingly automated with fewer workers, and those workers are becoming more focused on robotics, information technology maintenance and cybersecurity to ensure smooth operations of the plant. Kendra Macdonald, Forbes, 7 July 2021 On Thursday, the National Security Agency released a list of evasion and exfiltration techniques the G.R.U. used to help information technology managers identify — and stop — attacks by the hacking group. New York Times, 1 July 2021 On Thursday, the National Security Agency released a list of evasion and exfiltration techniques the GRU used to help information technology managers identify — and stop — attacks by the hacking group. BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2021

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First Known Use of information technology

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of information technology was in 1978

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30 Jul 2021

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“Information technology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/information%20technology. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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information technology

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Kids Definition of information technology

: the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computers and software for the processing and distribution of information

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