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Information - Information Technology Discussion Board 2 Karen White Liberty University BUSI 650 Key Concept Explanation WordNet defines information

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Information Technology Discussion Board 2 September 10, 2011 Karen White Liberty University BUSI 650 Key Concept – Explanation: WordNet defines information technology as “the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information” ("Information technology," 2011). Years ago the word information technology (IT) was a barely known expression that was utilized by those who operated in locations like banks and hospitals to define the procedures they utilized to keep information. With the change to information technology and "no paper" offices, computing technology has come to be a domestic saying. It describes an activity that utilizes computers, networking, software programming, and other tools and procedures to collect, process, save, transfer, and safeguard information. Comparison: Let’s take a look at some particular types of information technology that are commonly used in business, especially to support supply chain management. Meredith and Shafer state that the most significant information technology developed for supply chain management is the internet (2010). In the article Supply chain management and the Internet by William M. Lankford he states “the Internet can provide for the exchange of information crucial to efficient supply chain management (SCM), either in the form of Web pages accessible only to specific vendors or by means of an intranet enabled by the Internet”(2004). The primary intention of the internet is and will always be the ability to communicate. The internet has surpassed further than anyone could have anticipated. The Information Technology community is still; looking for ways to improve the internet. They are looking for ways to make it even faster, and more reliable the internet has enabled us to communicate with each other quickly with a person in another country.
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Prior to the World Wide Web the Internet actually merely offered monitors filled with text. Most likely the World Wide Web resuscitates supply chain management. It not only changed its look, it also made it feasible for pictures and sound to be exhibited and swapped. According to Meredith and Shafer numerous companies are developing products and services that will help make the Web the global infrastructure for electronic commerce (2010). In the article Web technology and supply chain management by David C. Chou, Xin Tan, and David C. Yen the authors states “nowadays, the Internet and the World Wide Web are widely accepted
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course BUSINESS LU124475 taught by Professor Prof.johns during the Spring '09 term at Liberty.

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Information - Information Technology Discussion Board 2 Karen White Liberty University BUSI 650 Key Concept Explanation WordNet defines information

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