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What is the difference between a computer and information technology?

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2005-09-06 02:25:27
2005-09-06 02:25:27

That's kinda like the difference between an x-ray machine and the field of medicine. a computer is just a tool, like the x-ray or stethoscope. information technology (IT) is the whole field that has grown up around the use of computers primarily in the business setting. This would include everything from software and hardware development to programming and networking, and is basically what allows a company to utilize their computer systems in a productive and cohesive way. IT works with users to identify their needs (for example, a distribution company needs to be able to take orders, process the orders, track inventory, maintain accounts payable and receivable, payroll, etc.) IT oversees and manages all these functions as they pertain to the computerized side of the business. Since computers are here to stay, IT is an excellent career choice, if that's what you had in mind, especially as it offers many different areas in which one might specialize.

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