Information technology (IT) is the use of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data. 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. Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term "Information Technology" in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Leavitt and Whisler commented that "the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT).
Information technology (IT) has become an essential and central part of every modern business. From multi-national corporations who maintain mainframe systems and databases to small businesses that own a single computer, IT plays a role. The reasons for the omnipresent use of computer technology in business can best be determined by looking at how it is being used across the business world. We all know that technologies nowadays are needed to a business to improve business operations. Technology maximizes the productivity of a business for faster communication, electronic storage and the protection of records. Information technology creates electronic storage systems to protect your company's valuable records. Storage systems, such as virtual vaults, keep information safe by only allowing certain users within your company to access, withdraw, add or change the documents.
In business, people look for ways to do more work in a shorter amount of time. Information technology improves your company's efficiency by developing automated processes to take burden off your staff. IT systems give you remote access to your company’s electronic network, so that you