What is ICT?

What is ICT?

NEOnet is a not for profit ICT organization. But, what is ICT? It is a complex and ever-changing concept and defining it can be challenging because technology is constantly changing.

ICT stands for Information Communication Technology, and it refers to any technology that works to help people communicate

Things like:

  • The Internet
  • Cell phones
  • Wireless networks

But, ICT also encompasses software, computers, audio-visual systems, and anything that allows information to be stored, accessed, transmitted, or manipulated.

Information technology has developed over the years and has changed the way we communicate with each other. We can now communicate with people in different cities and countries in real time using social media, instant messaging, and video conferencing.

How does this relate to NEOnet?

Our team works on ICT projects like:

  • Facilitating the improvement of physical telecommunications infrastructure (cell phone towers)
  • Working to expand broadband (Internet) access to rural or remote areas
  • Assisting business owners to access funding for website development, supporting businesses to use technology more efficiently by conducting technology assessments

Some interesting facts about ICT:

  • The ICT sector in Canada generates approximately $69.5 billion to the Canadian Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • The first computer bug was an actual moth that had gotten into a computer in 1947; the term debugging comes from this incident

 

Sources:

http://techterms.com/definition/ict

https://www.techopedia.com/definition/24152/information-and-communications-technology-ict

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_and_communications_technology

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ict-tic.nsf/eng/h_it07229.html

 

 

 

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