Monday, 21 July 2014

ICT Definition

The term Information and Communication Technologies  refers to forms of technology that are used to transmit, process, store,  create, display, share or exchange information by electronic means. ICT includes technologies such as radio, television, video, DVD, telephone, satellite systems, computer network, hardware and software as well as equipment and services associated with these technologies such as video conferencing, email , blogs, etc.


ICT is an acronym that stands for Information Communications Technology

Lets focus on the three words behind ICT:


A good way to think about ICT is to consider all the uses of digital technology that already exist to help individuals, businesses and organisations use information. 

ICT covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. For example, personal computers, digital television, email, robots.

So ICT is concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data. Importantly, it is also concerned with the way these different uses can work with each other. 

In business, ICT is often categorised into two broad types of product: - 

(1) The traditional computer-based technologies (things you can typically do on a personal computer or using computers at home or at work); and

(2) The more recent, and fast-growing range of digital communication technologies (which allow people and organisations to communicate and share information digitally)