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Outline of information technology

Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is “the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.”[1] IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to information technology:

Different names

There are different names for this during the ages or through fields. Some of theses names are:

  • ICT:- Information, Communication and Technology;
  • IT:- Information technology;
  • DCT:- Data Communication & technology;
  • CDT:- Creative digital technology;
  • DT:- Design & technology;
  • IDCT:- Department of information & software technology;
  • Infocomm:- Communication technology;
  • TelCo (phones) & CompBusiness (HW+SW) & development (SW):- sets of professions as referenced within Human Resources departments; and many more…

Branches of information technology

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology – Refers to the application of computer science, that is, its use by mankind.
  • Information and Communications
  • Computer engineering


  1. ^ http://www.itaa.org/es/docs/Information%20Technology%20Definitions.pdf | p30, Accessed March 3 2008

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