The term "information technology" is used in a variety of senses. A wide definition is that of the Information Technology Association of America: "the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems". It has also been defined as a branch of engineering dealing with the use of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data.
The term "information technology", or IT, commonly refers to computers and computer networks but is also used to encompass other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones, the wider field being more explicitly known as information and communications technology.
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Stands for "Information Technology," and is pronounced "I.T." It refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these technologies. Many companies now have IT departments for managing the computers, networks, and other technical areas of their businesses. IT jobs include computer programming, network administration, computer engineering, Web development, technical support, and many other related occupations. Since we live in the "information age," information technology has become a part of our everyday lives. That means the term "IT," already highly overused, is here to stay.