Information technology means the studies or use of electronic equipment. It is a generic name given to all improvements, that are taking place in our world due to the inter-linked advancement in technology, learning and information. The term refers to recent technological developments, that are taking place in our world as a result of better technology. It consists of a number of Modern advancements such computer, internet, websites, surfing, e-mail, e-commerce, e-governance, video-conference, cellular phones, paging, fax machines, smart cards, credit cards, ATM cards etc.
It has a great importance. Information technology is used for storing, protecting, processing, securing, transmitting, receiving, and retrieving information. In business establishments, it is used to solve mathematical and logical problems. Information technology helps in project management systems as well. Students can have access to various learning resources through this technology. We can also communicate with other people through it. The world is in our hand now.
But it is a matter of regret that the technology has not spread throughout our country. Only the people of big cities like Dhaka, Chittagong etc have gained its advantage. The people of rural areas are still deprived of its benefit. The main cause is the unavailability of network there. Moreover, the people of our country are not educated enough to operate and utilize them. Government should come forward to address on this problem. We should also help the people understand the importance of information technology. We should also step up to promote education.
Important word meaning from information technology:
*advancement means- the development or improvement of something, an improvement relating to a particular activity or area of knowledge. (অগ্রগতি)
*generic means- shared by, typical of, or relating to a whole group of similar things, rather than to any particular thing ( জাতিবাচক )
*establishment means- a business or other organization, or the place where an organization operates . ( প্রতিষ্ঠা )
*spread means extend over a large or increasing area. ( বিস্তার )