Outline of information technology

Outline of information technology

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to information technology:

Information technology (IT) – defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) as "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware." IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information.


Different names

There are different names for this[clarification needed] at different periods or through fields. Some of these names are:

  • ICT:- Information and communication technologies;
  • IT:- Information technology;
  • DCT:- Data Communication & technology;
  • CDT:- Creative digital technology;
  • DT:- Design & technology;
  • IDCT:- Department of information & software technology;
  • Infocomm:- Communication technology;
  • TelCo (phones) & CompBusiness (HW+SW) & development (SW):- sets of professions as referenced within Human Resources departments;
  • BCA [Bachelor of Computer Applications] ;
and many more...

Branches of information technology

History of information technology

History of computing
Hardware before 1960
Hardware 1960s to present
Hardware in Soviet Bloc countries
Artificial intelligence
Computer science
Operating systems
Programming languages
Software engineering
Graphical user interface
Personal computers
Video games
World Wide Web
Timeline of computing
Main article: History of information technology

Leaders in information technology

  • Information technology scholars
  • Information technology companies

Certification in information technology

  • Information technology scholars
  • Information technology companies
  • Samkit Maniar

Vendor-specific certifications

Third-party and vendor-neutral certifications

Third-party commercial organizations and vendor neutral interest groups that sponsor certifications include:

General certification

General certification of software practitioners has struggled. The ACM had a professional certification program in the early 1980s, which was discontinued due to lack of interest. Today, the IEEE is certifying software professionals, but only about 500 people have passed the exam by March 2005.

Software Testing


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