Information technology (or IT) is defined as “the application of computers and internet to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information.” Network Administration & Security is a specific category of Information Technology, focused on the transmitting data aspect.
From small businesses run by a single person to huge multi-national corporations, the importance of information technology in any business setting is evident. Computer technology is used across the business world in every department and has become vital to business operations in the modern world.
Without information technology and system support, businesses simply stop! If the internet or phone service goes down in an office, nothing can get done — HR, finance, operations, communications, sales, and all other departments depend on functional computers and information systems to complete their work. Plus, IT and Information Services (or IS) protect the integrity of data and keep it safe from a world of technological threats.
In short, workplaces cannot function without IT and IS professionals. They’re a valuable part of every office and business environment. No matter your current level of education or experience, South College has a program in IT and IS that will help you reach your goals as an information technology professional.