Information technology

Definition

Information technology is the design and implementation of computer networks for data processing and communication. This includes designing the hardware for processing information and connecting separate components, and developing software that can efficiently and faultlessly analyse and distribute this data.

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News and Comment

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    Electronic-government initiatives could help states to run more smoothly, but all that personal data raises serious questions about security.

    • Neil Savage
    Nature 563, S136–S137
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    An explosion in information technology is remaking the world, leaving few aspects of society untouched.

    • Richard Hodson
    Nature 563, S131
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    A growing proportion of global culture exists only online, presenting a challenge to those tasked with maintaining the historical record.

    • Sedeer el-Showk
    Nature 563, S144–S146
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    More robotics and artificial intelligence in the workplace doesn’t have to destroy your job.

    • Michael Segal
    Nature 563, S132–S135
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    If the digital revolution is to democratize knowledge, it must include the voices of marginalized communities, say Anasuya Sengupta, Siko Bouterse and Kira Allmann.

    • Anasuya Sengupta
    • , Siko Bouterse
    •  & Kira Allmann
    Nature 563, S147–S148