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Information Technology

  1. Andrew P. Sage1,
  2. William B. Rouse2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse931

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Sage, A. P. and Rouse, W. B. 2008. Information Technology. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    George Mason University, Enterprise Support Systems, Fairfax, Virginia

  2. 2

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

Abstract

This article provides a brief account of information technology, including historical evolution, the influence it has had and will have on organizations, and the way this influence will affect the engineering of information technology products and services. A presentation of the major challenges for information technology in the 21st century is also given.

Keywords:

  • IT;
  • programming language;
  • information age;
  • network age;
  • support system