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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The advanced manufacturing at which diverse economies excel relies on the expert application of a range of services, including information technology, cloud computing, logistics, robotics and 3-D printing. Michael L. Corbat, WSJ, "America Has a Surplus in Services," 13 Nov. 2018 Aramark, hiring 330. The food service and uniform maker has jobs available from cashier to information technology. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Arizona companies hiring 100 or more in April 2018," 3 Apr. 2018 Lori Saldaña, also an Assembly member from 2004 to 2010, will appear as a community college teacher, a reference to her work teaching business information technology in the San Diego Community College system. Joshua Stewart,, "Dumanis may still call herself 'judge,' but that won't appear on the ballot," 12 Mar. 2018 Wendling said Wendt would oversee human resources, safety risk management, information technology, and the communications division. Sue Kiesewetter,, "Former Peace Corps official joins Fairfield administrative staff," 10 July 2018 Yoh Mikami, a journalist who covers information technology, told Nishinihon Shimbun, a local newspaper. Satoshi Sugiyama, New York Times, "Japanese Blogger Is Killed After Giving Lecture on Online Trolls," 26 June 2018 The bank’s problems include outdated information technology, weak leadership and heavy fines -- $17 billion in the last decade -- for misconduct. Steven Arons,, "Why Deutsche Bank Can’t Just Shake Off Its Problems," 24 June 2018 Workers with special skills in information technology, manufacturing and construction or those in industries grappling with labor shortages, like trucking and construction, are seeing the biggest jumps in starting pay. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Here are the jobs where new graduates are in demand, getting salary hikes," 20 May 2018 Jenkins will lead the Browns' daily business operations including financial management, revenue generation, stadium operations, legal, information technology, business analytics and administration. Dan Labbe,, "Browns name David Jenkins Chief Operating Officer," 8 May 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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