What is Information Technology?

Information Technology, in general, is the innovated technology to access any sort of information anywhere, anytime by anyone. To the professionals, it’s a place to imagine, apply(logic) and enjoy. It all Starts with the power of our imagination. How big we can Imagine, till what extent we can think of. It provides us a platform to innovate something new from our own Imagination. We think, We Dream and afterward, if it gives some output in a positive direction, We Enjoy it. As we are surrounded by a lot of different perceptions, to us every perception matters, it’s all a part of the teamwork we do but people who are the users of IT have a very different concept with it. We are not limited to software development or design only. Our agenda is to innovate something new, useful and reliable for the society. In a way, we all are contributors to our society for the simplicity of the population not limited to any nation but for the whole mass around us.

Our sectors get divided as we go on further in our professionalism, The field of information technology (IT) covers the design, administration, and support of computer and telecommunications systems. Some of the positions in this field include database and network administrators, computer support specialists, computer scientists, software programmers and system analysts. Most career tracks in IT entail design and operational tasks related to computer hardware components, networks, and software applications and in our professional course we cover Networking, Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Compilers for the programs, IT Management, Operating Systems, Data Structures, Internet of Things, Relational Database Management System, Mobile Computation, Cryptography and the most Important; Programming Languages like C, C++, Java, Python, C#, Oracle etc. A person in Information Technology cannot stand without the knowledge of Programming Languages and their respective Logics. A person with logic if has an average knowledge of the Programming Languages can also be a good programmer because, in the end, all that matter is the way we use it, where we encounter logics.

Like a Computer, we need to make our mind SMART, ROBUST, OMNIDIRECTIONAL, LOGICAL AND PERSPECTIVEFUL. We can touch any extent if we have the correct solution to our problems. The logic sounds simple to others but for those who are in this profession, it brings the sweat on our face.

New Technologies are changing the way we learn and they have also changed the process of teaching. Both teachers and students are using these new educational technologies to archive specific academic goals. The only challenge is that Information Technology comes at a cost, so those who cannot afford the price tend to have difficulties to benefit from the opportunities of Information Technology in education.

In our daily lives, we learn new things and this helps us in changing the way we live. Education provides us with information, and then we must learn and process this information for our own use. It is very important to make education accessible at any time by everyone; this will help in reducing the level of illiteracy. Information technology has the ability to speed up information delivery so this ability can be used in improving our educational environment. With the implementation of Information Technology, costs of accessing educational material are cut down and it makes it easy for students to learn from anywhere.

Most people automatically associate information technology with computers and the Internet. Kids these days don’t even remember a time when we didn’t have computers, smartphones, and constant high-speed access. They’re used to being always online, talking with their friends over it, and getting everything done through the Internet, from ordering homework to organizing events. However, information technology in its original form has been around for thousands of years. People have been gathering information since the beginning of time and the earliest information has provided those early human beings with ways of communicating through available technologies. Today historians recognize four stages of information technology development of which the electronic age in which we now live is the last but many people fail to realize that there was a process to get to where we are today. The first information technology age was the poromechanical age and this is recognized as that period between 3000B.C. and 1450A.D. The is communication between human beings was using those early languages but there were also others who communicate by using picture drawings which later became known as petroglyphs and the primary surface for these pictures was rock. This has led to the early development of the Phoenician alphabet.

With the introduction of Information Technology, the business world was changed forever. Using computers and software, businesses use information technology to ensure that their departments run smoothly. They use information technology in several different departments including human resources, finance, manufacturing, and security. The world of education is changing as the modern world continues to grow. With so much progress happening, it’s important that education can reach students in new ways so that their students are prepared for the future. The students of today are the leaders, inventors, teachers, and businessmen (and women) of tomorrow. Without the proper skills, these students will not have the preparation needed to survive. With all the online purchases going on, it’s important that banks and security keep tabs on everything to keep everyone safe. Information technology might just be working its hardest with internet transactions. As more transactions are done, the internet requires more networks, more computers, and more security programs to keep its consumers safe. Without information technology, these purchases would be impossible, and it would be impossible for banks to keep these purchases secure. Improvements in information technology have allowed for the great reform in healthcare. Most medical offices can now send and receive digital medical information from doctors you’ve had in the past. Changes like this allow costs to be lowered and increase the number of time doctors can spend with patients compared to paperwork.

According to Yeshwant Kanethkar: “One characteristic that is constant in the software industry is the CHANGE. Change is one of the most critical aspects of software development and management. New tools and new approaches are announced every day. The impact of this development is often very extensive and raises several issues that must be addressed by the software engineers. Most important among them are maintainability, reusability, portability, security, integrity and user friendliness of the software product.”


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