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

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Most assume the causes are long hours, intrusive information technology, task overload, interpersonal conflicts and poor self-care. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burnout reflects a conflict between our inner calling and what we have to do," 13 July 2018 The plan calls for creating powerful Chinese players in such areas as information technology, robotics, aerospace equipment, electric vehicles and biopharmaceuticals. Paul Wiseman, The Seattle Times, "Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology," 3 July 2018 Sectors such as professional/business jobs are up 6.2 percent; information technology up 4.2 percent; finance up 3 percent. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: ‘Homes from the $500s!’ So, where do regular folks go?," 20 June 2018 Senate Bill 851, a budget trailer bill, shifts some authority for acquiring information technology contracts from the Department of General Services (DGS) to the Department of Technology (CDT). Adam Ashton, sacbee, "Disabled contractors can keep California prison jobs despite SEIU complaint," 13 June 2018 The groom’s mother works in Sacramento as a senior consultant at CGI Insight, an information technology and business services firm based in Montreal. New York Times, "Mythili Prabhu, Akhilesh Pathipati," 29 Apr. 2018 The open spots are for part-time and full-time work in several departments including attractions, food services and custodial as well as information technology, finance, marketing or human resources. Gabrielle Russon,, "Universal Orlando is hiring 3,000 positions," 12 Apr. 2018 JPMorgan employs nearly 10,000 people in the Philadelphia area, mostly at its credit card, consumer lending, information technology, tax shelter and other offices in northern Delaware. Joseph N. Distefano,, "JPMorgan Chase plans new branches in Philly and beyond," 11 Apr. 2018 Cognizant, which helps companies save money through efficient and cost-effective information technology, is a perfect stock to own late in a bull run, when the economy could eventually slow and companies become more cost conscious. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "From Apple to Lockheed Martin, 9 stocks to buy this spring," 16 Mar. 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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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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