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Transmission of information (Ralph Hartley, Bell System Technical Journal)
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Communication, transportation, information technology and commerce have also been inextricably intertwined since the beginning of human history, and they still remain closely related today.

“The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication in America. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it.” — D. J. Czitrom, Media and the American Mind

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system:
380 Commerce, communications, transportation

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General

Portal

The Information Technology Professional’s Resource Center
Information technology portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

information technology : the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and internet to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, engineering, healthcare, e-commerce, and computer services. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Technology

Information Technology Applications (McKinsey Quarterly)
How Information Technology Works (Dave Roos, How Stuff Works)

Commerce

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
Information Technology Products and Services (Thomas Register)
Information Technology Companies (CorporateInfo)

Preservation

History

A History of Information Technology and Systems (Jeremy G. Butler, University of Arizona)

Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Communication Collection
Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

Information Technology Association of America
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Association for Computing Machinery

News

Science Daily, Ars Technica

Article

Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)
TechRepublic: White Papers (CNET)

Book

ISBNdb

Government

NIST Information Technology Lab

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University)
Information Technology Governance (Wikipedia)
Information Technology Governance, Categories (Wikipedia)

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Hacker Purity Test

Rumor

Snopes

Future

Eight Trends Driving the Future of Information Technology (IT Business Edge)

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Information Technology News -- ScienceDaily Information Technology. Read the latest in IT research from research institutes around the world.

  • New algorithm uses a hologram to control trapped...
    on May 5, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Researchers have discovered the most precise way to control individual ions using holographic optical engineering technology.

  • Little to no increase in association between...
    on May 4, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    A new study suggests that over the past 30 years, there has been little to no increase in the association between adolescents' technology engagement and mental health problems. The study also urges more transparent collaborations between academia and industry.

  • New synapse-like phototransistor
    on May 4, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Researchers have developed a breakthrough in energy-efficient phototransistors. Such devices could eventually help computers process visual information more like the human brain and be used as sensors in things like self-driving vehicles.

  • Algorithms improve how we protect our data
    on May 4, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Scientists have developed algorithms that more efficiently measure how difficult it would be for an attacker to guess secret keys for cryptographic systems. The approach could reduce the computational complexity needed to validate encryption security.

  • Complex shapes of photons to boost future quantum...
    on May 4, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Researchers have demonstrated how two interfering photons can bunch into various shapes. These complex shapes are beneficial for quantum technologies, such as performing fast photonic quantum computations and safe data transfer. The method opens new possibilities also for creating enhanced measurement and sensing techniques.


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