IT: Information Technology


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Information Technology (IT) 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 or Business Process Consultants, 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), managed service providers (MSP).