What is ICT?
ICT or Information and Communication Technology refers to the integration of telecommunications such as telephone lines and cellphone signals. It is also used to describe a wide range of technological media that includes:
- The Internet
- Mobile Phones
- Programmable Toys
- Digital Cameras
- Scanners etc.
When we use video call we used internet. When we send a text or make a call we used a cellular phone. When we run out of load we use payphone which use a telephone network. Having a unified way of communication is one of the goals of ICT. In terms of economics, ICT saved companies a lot of resources with the kind of communication technology they used now a days. In similar way, we spend less because of ICT. As we can send multiple message in the internet.
What are the Components of ICT?
- Software – a series of instruction that tells the computer what to do.
- Cloud Computing – Computer operations carried out over computers linked to the web.
- Hardware – referes to the actual physical machines that make a computer system.
- Internet Access – refers to the process of connecting to the internet using personal computers, laptops or mobile devices by users or enterprises.
- Data – is a raw information. The word was originally the plural of datum, which means “a single fact,” but it is now used as a collective singular.
- Communication Technology – refers to all equipment and programs that are used to process and communicate information.
- Transaction – is any exchange of economic consideration that can be reasonably measured and affects the firm’s financial position. Software – programs that tell computer what to do.