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ERIC Number: ED555471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Information Technology: A Community of Practice. A Workplace Analysis
Guerrero, Tony
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Information Technology (IT) encompasses all aspects of computing technology. IT is concerned with issues relating to supporting technology users and meeting their needs within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration, and administration of computing technologies (Lunt, et. al., 2008). The bodies of knowledge under IT include information management, networking, security, data storage, email and telephony, application development and programming, system administration and support, to name a few. Today, many organizations, large and small, rely on IT as a critical component in performing organizational objectives and advancing their mission statements. Optimally, organizations should have a unified vision of their IT requirements and develop an information technology infrastructure that will support their objectives and goals. Within each field of IT, there are many complex facets that necessitate their own, specific technical knowledge base in order to function. Additionally, interoperability of one knowledge base can, and oftentimes does require overlap into other IT fields in order to perform. The level of complexity in each field warrants various levels of understanding and mastery of that specific knowledge base from its personnel.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California