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

Examples of information technology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucy Chi, a 2014 graduate who works in healthcare information technology, reached a settlement expected to total about $1.2 million. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, "For USC women, largest-ever sex abuse payout leaves bitterness, vast disparities," 2 May 2021 Another bright spot is business investment in information technology. New York Times, "The Economy Is (Almost) Back. It Is Looking Different Than It Used To.," 29 Apr. 2021 Curtis Mueller, who’s worked in information technology and the nonprofit sector, said his top priorities are improving police accountability, government transparency, infrastructure and services for people experiencing homelessness. Marina Starleaf Riker, San Antonio Express-News, "Here's who's running for City Council Districts 4, 6, 7 and 8," 23 Apr. 2021 The fourth juror selected is a Black man in his 30s or 40s who moved to the US 14 years ago and works in information technology. Eric Levenson And Aaron Cooper, CNN, "The jury has been selected for Derek Chauvin's trial. Here's what we know about them," 20 Apr. 2021 Dan Karp, a senior adviser in information technology at the Social Security Administration, used to live closer to his work than to his adult children. Carol Hymowitz, WSJ, "Baby Boomers, Isolated During Covid, Rushed to Move Close to Their Kids," 14 Apr. 2021 Towhidul, the father, worked in information technology while his wife Iren took care of the house and their children. Washington Post, "Six family members shot to death in Texas after brothers formed murder-suicide pact, police said," 6 Apr. 2021 The father of seven left a lucrative job in information technology to become a police officer in 2010 at age 40. Fox News, "Airline pilot pays tribute to fallen Boulder officer Eric Talley and 'nine other angels' before flight," 25 Mar. 2021 Talley, 51, had a steady career in information technology before one of his best friends was killed in a drunken driving incident. Anchorage Daily News, "Terror in a Boulder supermarket: How the King Soopers shooting unfolded," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of information technology

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of information technology was in 1978

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7 May 2021

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“Information technology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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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