What is(are) the scientific definition(s ) of “INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY”?

Question by meshki_705: What is(are) the scientific definition(s ) of “INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY”?

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Answer by Ana
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Information technology (IT) or information and communication technology (ICT) is the technology required for information processing. In particular the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information from anywhere, anytime.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_technology

But if you want all that I can find on the web there are:

Includes all matters concerned with the furtherance of computer science and technology and with the design, development, installation, and implementation of information systems and applications [San Diego State University]. An information technology architecture is an integrated framework for acquiring and evolving IT to achieve strategic goals. It has both logical and technical components. …
www.ichnet.org/glossary.htm

Any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. The term information technology includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources. …
www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Purchase/Section_508_def.htm

a term that encompasses all forms of technology used to create, store, exchange and utilize information in its various forms including business data, conversations, still images, motion pictures and multimedia presentations.
www.sciencecoalition.org/glossary/glossary_main.htm

Fiat is present in IT fields and in communications with ICT – Information & Communication Technology, Espin, Global Value, TeleClient, Atlanet.
www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Fiat

Information technology provides the “engine” used to drive useful information systems. This includes computers, software, Internet/Intranet and telecommunications technology.
www.southbend.tech.purdue.edu/academics/degrees/CPTHtml/cpt_terminology.html

Computer and communications hardware and software used to automate and augment clerical, administrative, and management tasks in organizations.
www.christlinks.com/glossary2.html

(IT) The application of computer, communications and software technology to the management, processing and dissemination of information.
www.mcca.mb.ca/4.training.3.htm

The term “IT” encompasses the methods and techniques used in information handling and retrieval by automatic means. The means include computers, telecommunications and office systems or any combination of these elements.
www.nao.org.uk/intosai/edp/directory/misc/glossary.html

Equipment, telecommunications, video telecommunications, proprietary software, and purchased services. It resources may also include personal services when OFM approvals are obtained and all reporting/approval requirements of OFM are followed.
www.dis.wa.gov/portfolio/Definitions.htm

Includes both hardware and software. Use this term when the use of information technology is the underlying driver of the “interesting” feature or of the organization’s profitability or productivity. This term can include computer modeling, simulation, innovative uses of AI, automated knowledge discovery, data mining, data warehousing. (Technology)
ccs.mit.edu/21c/iokey.html

The hardware and software operated by an organization to accomplish a Federal function, regardless of the technology involved, whether computers, telecommunications, or other.
www.gao.gov/policy/itguide/glossary.htm

The entire array of mechanical and electronic devices which aid in the storage, retrieval, communication, and management of information–from typewriters to computers to copying machines. Integrity of numbers
www.sir.arizona.edu/resources/glossary.html

the hardware and software operated by a Federal agency or by a contractor of a Federal agency or other organization that processes information on behalf of the Federal Government to accomplish a Federal function (OMB Circular A-130).
www.gils.net/gilsappb.html

Information Technology applies modern technologies to the creation, management and use of information. IT includes video recorders, CD-ROM, telephones, calculators, and electronic cash tills as well as computers.
www.warwick.ac.uk/EAP/correcting_your_work/glossary.htm

Computer Science Information Technology Programming
www.qtac.edu.au/Statistical_Reports/Definitions_Used.htm

hardware, software, telecommunications, database management, and other information processing technologies used in computer-based information systems; computer-based tools used to work with information and support the information needs of an organization
www.321site.com/greg/courses/mis1/glossary.htm

The technology of computers, telecommunications, and other devices that integrate data, equipment, personnel, and problem-solving methods in planning and controlling business activities. Information technology provides the means for collecting, storing, encoding, processing, analyzing, transmitting, receiving, and printing text, audio, or video information. Hardware: In the context of information technology, the computer and its peripherals constitute the hardware. …
scrc.ncsu.edu/public/DEFINITIONS/G%20-%20I.html

Telecommunications Lawyers
www.computerlaw.com.au/privacy.html

Applied computer systems including: hardware-a computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions software-the programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation and often including: network (also called a net)-a system of computers interconnected by telephone wires or other means (such as infra-red beam or fibre optic cable) in order to share …
education.qld.gov.au/curriculum/learning/literate-futures/glossary.html

The department that builds and maintains computer systems.
it.csumb.edu/departments/data/glossary.html

Sometimes called Information Systems (IS) or Data Processing. Generic name for department or function that analyzes, creates, maintains and supports applications and databases used by an organization.
www.bptrends.com/resources_glossary.cfm

Subjects taught at all levels from school to university concerned with all aspects of programming and operating computers or using data and systems generated by the use of computers for business or technical developments.
www.ceresconsult.demon.co.uk/html/glossary_of_terms.html

Technologies based on the use of computers and other integrated circuits to process data and produce information.
www.globalfamilydoctor.com/aboutWonca/working_groups/write/itpolicy/ITPoli13.htm

the application of computer, audio, visual, and telecommunications technology to the acquisition, storage, manipulation, analysis, and display of information. Page 259
www.ucs.mun.ca/~rsexty/business1000/glossary/I.htm

The use of computers and other electronic devices to acquire, store. process and distribute information.
www.indiainfoline.com/bisc/acci.html

the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Information technology (IT) or information and communication technology (ICT) is the technology required for information processing. In particular the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information from anywhere, anytime.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_technology

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what does a “computer information systems” do and how much do they get paid?

Question by Edwin M: what does a “computer information systems” do and how much do they get paid?

is there a lot of math involved like in being a computer engineer?

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Answer by Tomasthanes
That’s the difference between “computer science” and “computer information systems”.

In “computer science” you take calculus and discrete structures so that if someone asks you whether that sort algorithm is the correct one, you can show them the mathematical proof that it is.

In “computer information systems”, you take business math so that if someone asks you whether the sort algorithm is the correct one, you shrug your shoulders and tell them that the software they need is within their departmental budget.

Most “computer science” people either end up in hardware or software development. Most “computer information systems” people end up in the data center actually running the computers. That’s where I work. The company I work for pays me a very, fair salary.

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