1In this reading report we will tackle Information and Technology, its definition, function,comparison other branches of computer
technology, and it’s History.
Definition of Information Technology
According to International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT):
Information Technology is used for the study, understanding, planning, design,construction, testing, distribution, support and operations of software, computers and computer related systems that exist for the purpose of Data, Information and Knowledge processing.
Another Organization, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) said that:
Information Technology is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software toconvert, store, protect process, transmit, and securely retrieve information. The combination of telecommunication and computer science for the capture, storage and transmission of information to every nook and corner of the world is said to be IT.
Those are the two international organizations that defined Information t
echnology and they’re
definitions are hard to understand. I did not change nor alter their definition as it was written on theirwebsite because if I did, I could be accused of plagiarism.Information Technology
is abbreviated as “IT”. It is a pronoun used to describe something oranything. It’s a career that can be a
nything you want to be. For us, it is storing information (from acomputer, server or cloud etc.) and getting information out and sharing with people using the
technology available at a certain age. You may be wandering why I added “at a certain age” in ou
rdefinition. Well, let me inform you, before the term Information Technology was invented it was alreadyused dated back to Stone Age. During that age they store information by carving into cave walls, ontosurfaces of stone using a stone. As thousands of years pass people reach the modern age. That is ourage; are primary way of storing and retrieving information is through modern computer technology.
Many are asking, “What is information technology and what activities involve IT?” I find it a weird
ion. The good question is “what is not affected by IT?”, “what is not affected by computers these
I think none is not affect by IT: mobile cellphone, industrial factories, schools, hospital,government and private offices, bank, financial institution, agriculture, military and etc. The truth is allof us use IT. As what I have stated above, IT is a career that can be anything you want to be. Here aresome examples: Health Informatics or Nursing Informatics.