information technology


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 Business Professionals of America is the leading Career-Technical Student Organization for young people pursuing careers in business, finance, marketing and information technology. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "100 moms with hospitalized children honored by Hope for Henry: Strong Points," 14 May 2020 The healthcare and information technology (IT) industries are among the most reliant H-1B users and use the program to find highly skilled workers unavailable here. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Experts disagree on benefits of Trump move to curtail legal immigration," 21 Apr. 2020 Finally, Semanson directed the county’s procurement and information technology offices to come up with a way to provide online public viewing of bid openings for road construction and public works projects. David Ibata, ajc, "Forsyth County bans restaurant dining, waives late tax penalties," 31 Mar. 2020 Others include transportation, financial services, government, news media and information technology. Dylan Mcguinness, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County has a stay-at-home order. What does that mean?," 24 Mar. 2020 Military capability in sanitation, electrical generation, water purification, and information technology will be helpful. James Stavridis, Time, "Navy Hospital Ships Will Be Used in the Fight Against COVID-19. But There's Much More the Military Can Do in This Crisis," 23 Mar. 2020 Some of the highest remote-working positions, according to the survey, were those in facilities, operations, information technology, customer service, sales and administration. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Working from home: Businesses embrace telecommuting amid coronavirus outbreak," 13 Mar. 2020 Between them, the centers will offer training and certifications in the fields of customer service, education, healthcare, human services, information technology, financial services, manufacturing and transportation. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Hmong American Partnership wins $500,000 Bush prize," 12 Nov. 2019 Lamont told two dozen employees Monday during a tour of the procurement division of the Department of Administrative Services, the state agency responsible for hiring, information technology, real estate, and other administrative offices. Eliza Fawcett,, "With 15,000 state employees eligible for retirement soon, Connecticut aims to consolidate, modernize and even use artificial intelligence to fill vacancies," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of information technology

1978, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Information technology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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

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