IT and what does it mean for you?

Now If we think about IT what do you think it means? If you are in a group of people gather arround and have a discussion about it.

IT literally means Information Technology.

IT is all about data. These days we are not quickly grabbing a book anymore to look something up. We now have our encyclopedia’s at the tips of our hand. You can almost find everything you want to know on Google,Youtube,Wikipedia,…

IT is also not constant it is always moving forward, changing, evolving…

IT first started when electronic equipment including computers began to take place.

Information technology (IT) is the use of computer systems or devices to access information. Information technology is responsible for such a large portion of our workforce, business operations and personal access to information that it comprises much of our daily activities. Whether you are storing, retrieving, accessing or manipulating information, IT greatly impacts our everyday lives.

Information technology is used by everyone from enterprise companies all the way down to one-person businesses and local operations. Global companies use it to manage data and innovate their processes. Even flea market sellers use smartphone credit card readers to collect payments and street performers give out a Venmo name to gather donations. If you use a spreadsheet to catalogue which Christmas presents you bought, you’re using information technology.

Why Do We Need Information Technology?

Information technology drives much of what we do in our personal and professional lives. It is the foundation of our communication, technological advancement, innovation, sustainability and recreation. We use information technology on a personal level to connect and communicate with others, play games, share media, shop and be social.

From a career perspective, information technology is largely responsible for much of our business operations and spans nearly every industry. From healthcare to food services, manufacturing to sales, and beyond, we rely on IT to help connect us to others, store and manage information and create more efficient processes.

Now as an exercise think about 5 things that you do in your daily life that are IT related.