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What are examples of information technology?

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Examples of information technology include personal computers and their accessories, computer networks, landline and mobile phones, flash drives and most types of software. Information technology is any piece of software or equipment responsible for delivering, storing or sending information, most commonly text, images, video or audio.

One of the more innovative examples of information technology is cloud storage. With this technology, individuals, businesses and other organizations can store their information on remote web servers and access it from anywhere in the world. While storing information on servers is not a new idea, cloud companies have simplified the process to the point that average users can take advantage of the technology. This is accomplished by allowing users to share servers with other customers, reducing storage minimums to levels that can accommodate the average user and introducing web-based, user-friendly interfaces for uploading and accessing data.

Crowdsourcing is another innovative example of information technology. This process involves making a pool of tasks available to a large group of pre-qualified individuals who can complete the tasks through the Internet, usually through a website. Crowdsourcing allows businesses to have access to affordable and qualified labor at any time of the day or night. Tasks that can be completed with crowdsourcing technology include translation, writing, editing, transcription, information gathering and market research.


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