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'''Information Technology''' (IT) or '''[[Information and Communications Technology]]''' (ICT) is a broad subject concerned with [[technology]] and other aspects of [[information processing|managing and processing information]], especially in large [[organization]]s.
 
'''Information Technology''' (IT) or '''[[Information and Communications Technology]]''' (ICT) is a broad subject concerned with [[technology]] and other aspects of [[information processing|managing and processing information]], especially in large [[organization]]s.
   
In particular, IT deals with the use of [[electronics|electronic]] [[computer]]s and [[computer software]] to [[convert]], [[store]], [[protect]], [[process]], [[transmit]], and retrieve [[information]]. For that reason, computer professionals are often called '''IT specialists''', and the division of a company or university that deals with software technology is often called the '''IT department'''. Other names for the latter are [[Information systems|Information Service]]s ([[IS]]) or [[Management information system|Management Information Service]]s ([[MIS]]).
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In particular, IT deals with the use of [[electronics|electronic]] [[computer]]s and [[computer software]] to [[convert]], [[information storage|store]], [[protect]], [[process]], [[transmit]], and retrieve [[information]]. For that reason, computer professionals are often called '''IT specialists''', and the division of a company or university that deals with software technology is often called the '''IT department'''. Other names for the latter are [[Information systems|Information Service]]s ([[IS]]) or [[Management information system|Management Information Service]]s ([[MIS]]).
   
 
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Information Technology (IT) or Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a broad subject concerned with technology and other aspects of managing and processing information, especially in large organizations.

In particular, IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information. For that reason, computer professionals are often called IT specialists, and the division of a company or university that deals with software technology is often called the IT department. Other names for the latter are Information Services (IS) or Management Information Services (MIS).

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