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Introduction Information technology, IT, is defined as the technology that is used to acquire, store, process and organize data to 'useful information' which can now be used to process data and in s... pecific applications. This essay will examine the definition of the term Information Technology, the history of IT its importance, advantages and disadvantages that have resulted due to use of IT technologies. Definition According to the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), information technology is defined as the study, design, development, implementation and the management of computer based information systems. This entails the study of computer software applications as well as computer hardware. With the advent of electronic computers, information technology is used covert, store, process, retrieve, protect, and transmit information to various sources. From obscurity, information technology has become an everyday term that has encompassed computing and technology. Therefore IT is a wide term and it involves use in many areas. IT professionals perform a wide range of tasks like installation of computer applications, designing and maintaining complex networks and computer databases. The term IT therefore include the activities that include data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database design, software design and its management and administration. IT thus includes the use of computers as well its association with information. History of IT Information technology has been around for some time now as it has been used in communication since time memorial. There are four main ages for IT but it is the latest, electronic age that has had a big impact in us. IT has evolved over time to become a common term to most people as it affect like everybody in the world. Importance and Uses of IT Information technology is related to studying, designing and developing the information related to computers. The IT industry has grown rapidly over the last few years mainly because of its importance and according to experts in the industry the growth is expected to remain stable. IT is quiet important in very many sectors especially in business and education. The importance of IT in business can be said to be revolutionary. Many businesses need software packages to satisfying their operational and functional needs. I [Show More]

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