Definition of Information Technology
Information Technology can be defined simply as the study of and the complete process involved in the development and use of computer based information systems. This includes the design stage, the development, implementation, support and management of information systems.
Businesses and individuals use information technology in various ways and these includes the following:
- IT that enhances functionality – this may be for personal use at home or individual use in the workplace.Examples are Word processors and database application software.
- IT that enhances communication – examples are emailing systems, blogs, wikis and electronic conferencing.
- IT that enhances management – these are management information systems that process organizational information and improve decision making.
- IT that enhances enterprise goals – these are specialist application systems that control how big organizations and business process and use information technology, examples are CRM and health management systems.
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