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Monday, May 4, 2009

What is IT?

We have seen so much about IT and all of us have been a part of it by some means or other. We all know what IT refers to and what are its applications. I have been trying to define what is IT or Information Technology, since some time. This is puerly a personal effort and each one of us may have different opinion. I think it will be fun and thoughtful if we try to make a personal definition of what IT is. Here goes my definition -

"IT is an evolving disciplne which act as a PLANNER, ENABLER, SUPPLIER, INTEGRATOR and ENHANCER of the necessary TECHNOLOGY which provides the basic framework for AQUIRING, STORING, MANIPULATING, RETRIEVING and MANAGING information so that the general motto of IT is accomplished."

The motto of IT, according to me is to get the right information to the right person at the right place, at the right time, in the right form and at the right cost.

(c) Deepesh Joseph, 2001

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  1. Here in Houston, network support and data management are some of the main focuses of IT professionals. Functions like these are very important to the businesses based in the city, especially for the major energy companies headquartered in Houston. Computer tech support, moreover, plays a big role in maintaining their systems. Without them, information dissemination and data security would be disorganized and faulty. That's why nowadays, many Texans aspire to be part of the IT industry.