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 Utah officials launched a web portal two weeks ago highlighting these positions in construction, the financial sector, health care, light and advance manufacturing, information technology and life sciences. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s jobless numbers are stuck at record levels," 15 Oct. 2020 The proposal, called San Diego Access4All, was created by Faulconer’s information technology and economic development staff. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego unveils plans to boost crucial broadband internet access during pandemic," 7 Oct. 2020 Jim Gibbs, the city’s director of information technology, made the request for bids. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Solon mayor recognizes legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at council meeting," 21 Sep. 2020 One reason the cameras take more time than the riot gear is that the purchase is much more expensive, and must be coordinated with the city’s information technology systems, as well as the 911 emergency systems, officials said. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, "Aurora City Council votes to buy riot gear for police," 9 Sep. 2020 Working with Utah’s professional trade groups, the state has identified construction, the financial sector, health care, light and advance manufacturing, information technology and life sciences as promising industries. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah pushes the unemployed to find new work as some jobless benefits are about to disappear," 30 Sep. 2020 Eight years later, Moore is still sober and works as the director of information technology at a residential treatment center where a large percentage of the employees are recovering addicts themselves. Amy Chillag, CNN, "Making guitars saved a man from opioid addiction. Now others are getting the same help," 18 Sep. 2020 This reflects a desire to fill in-demand roles in information technology and data science, Mr. McDonald of Robert Half said. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Finance Chiefs Prioritize Employee Retention as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On," 15 Sep. 2020 Over the past three decades, public perceptions of information technology have taken some wild turns. Rob Bernshteyn, Fortune, "The race for a COVID-19 vaccine shows the power of ‘community intelligence’," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of information technology

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Information technology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/information%20technology. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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information technology

noun

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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