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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Sampson, who currently serves as vp of information technology for Barclays Center, will now lead technology across all BSE teams and venues. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "BSE Global Announces Exec Promotions Including First-Ever Chief Information Officer," 3 July 2019 The Department of Public Safety said Sunday that Chandrasekhar Sunkara, who was known as Chandra, was a civilian information technology professional in the agency's Technology Services Bureau. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Iowa family of four died in murder-suicide, police say," 17 June 2019 This innovative way of caring for patients uses a combination of telecommunication and information technology to provide patients clinical health care even when the specialist is not in the same room or at the same location. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "OakBend Medical Center brings telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus," 15 June 2019 Why hasn’t cutting the corporate tax rate to just twenty per cent prompted more companies to build new facilities and upgrade their information technology? John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Top Economist Makes a Timely Exit," 4 June 2019 This field is closely related to information technology (IT) or information security, which are other career paths available for someone who is interested in acquiring a deep knowledge of computer systems. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Going Back to School Is Worth It for These Interesting Careers," 30 May 2019 With corporate headquarters in Troy, this information technology outsourcing business focuses on providing IT and software services to Fortune 500 companies, according to its site. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Employers hiring 100 or more in the Detroit area," 8 Feb. 2018 But that should be no problem for Cisco, which is a global leader in computer networking equipment, communications and information technology. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How much would you pay to see Foo Fighters and Weezer at Petco Park tonight?," 12 June 2019 Those are the biggest spenders on information technology, and Google isn’t quite in their top tier of technology vendors. Shira Ovide,, "Google’s new $2.6-billion acquisition can’t fix its cloud-computing business," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of information technology

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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