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information technology (IT)

From the word creation, the term information technology is composed of the words information and technology, which can be interpreted as the technical handling of information. Synonymously, information technology stands for the electronic processing of information and data.

Information technology is the technology with which data and information are recorded, stored, processed and output. It provides the link between people and machines and consists equally of hardware and software. Although information technology is not necessarily digital technology, it is generally based on logical decision-making processes that serve to process information in programmatic form.

Information technology is inextricably linked to modern data processing, information security and the many applications in management, administration and technology. This applies equally to computer, network and communications technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics, automation, production, medicine, telemetry, automotive technology and many other areas of application.

Englisch: information technology - IT
Updated at: 25.07.2009
#Words: 138
Links: word, information, data, link, hardware (HW)
Translations: DE

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