Information Technology

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Transmission of information (Ralph Hartley, Bell System Technical Journal)
Ralph Hartley (Wikipedia)


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


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


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


The Information Technology Professional’s Resource Center
Information Technology Portal (Wikipedia)




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


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




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


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





OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



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


Science Daily, Ars Technica


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




NIST Information Technology Lab

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





Hacker Purity Test




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



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

  • Haptics device creates realistic virtual textures
    on May 21, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Tactile sensation is an incredibly important part of how humans perceive their reality. Haptics or devices that can produce extremely specific vibrations that can mimic the sensation of touch are a way to bring that third sense to life. However, as far as haptics have come, humans are incredibly particular about whether or not something feels 'right,' and virtual textures don't always hit the mark. Now, researchers have developed a new method for computers to achieve that true texture -- with […]

  • Neuromorphic memory device simulates neurons and...
    on May 20, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Researchers have reported a nano-sized neuromorphic memory device that emulates neurons and synapses simultaneously in a unit cell, another step toward completing the goal of neuromorphic computing designed to rigorously mimic the human brain with semiconductor devices.

  • Superconductivity and charge density waves caught...
    on May 20, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Scientists discover superconductivity and charge density waves are intrinsically interconnected at the nanoscopic level, a new understanding that could help lead to the next generation of electronics and computers.

  • Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and...
    on May 19, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot 'see' where it's going.

  • New thermal management technology for electronic...
    on May 19, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Electronic devices generate heat, and that heat must be dissipated. The high temperatures can compromise device function or even damage the devices and surroundings if it isn't. Now, a team has detailed a new cooling method that offers a host of benefits, not the least of which is space efficiency which offers a substantial increase over conventional approaches in devices' power per unit volume.

Ars Technica Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis.




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

Historically Associated Subjects

Transportation and Commerce



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