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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Since taking Dell private, the PC company has evolved into an information technology company, a strategy fueled by the 2015 purchase of EMC, a data storage provider. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Dell set to become a public company with tracking stock buyout," 2 July 2018 Reuters reports that Olympics organizers are partnering with NEC, a Japanese telecommunications and information technology firm, to develop the first system of this kind to be implemented at the global sporting event. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Tokyo 2020 Olympics to use facial recognition in security first," 7 Aug. 2018 The program offers students the opportunity to earn Bachelor's degrees in public administration, exercise science, business administration and information technology. Katy Bergen, kansascity, "KU just expanded a program to help students earn a bachelor's degree in three years," 14 June 2018 As UGA’s chief academic officer, Whitten oversees instruction, research, public service and outreach, student affairs and information technology. Eric Stirgus, ajc, "Georgia Board of Regents announces finalist for Kennesaw State presidency," 5 June 2018 Industrials, information technology, and consumer staples were the laggards. Washington Post,, "Stocks slide after a comment from a Caterpillar executive rattles the market," 24 Apr. 2018 Its academies focus on either finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, engineering or health sciences. Hartford Courant,, "The Finance Career Academy At New Britain High School Wins Honor," 23 Apr. 2018 The property is owned by Sonny Chabra, chairman and chief executive of Agilant Solutions, an information technology firm. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Another Ultraluxury Mansion Heads to the Auction Block," 1 Oct. 2018 In addition, the fire knocked out much of the university information technology system. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Restoring K-State's fire-damaged Hale Library will take a long time," 6 June 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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