The study of computers, including their design, operation, and use in processing information. Computer science combines both theoretical and practical aspects of engineering, electronics, information theory, mathematics, logic, and human behavior. Aspects of computer science range from programming and computer architecture to artificial intelligence and robotics.
The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures.
The study of how information is collected, organized, handled, and communicated. See also information theory.
The sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving and classifying recorded information.
See Information Services.
(IT) Collective term for the various technologies involved in processing and transmitting information. They include computing, telecommunications, and microelectronics.
Word processing, databases, and spreadsheets are just some of the computing software packages that have revolutionized work in the office environment. Not only can work be done more quickly than before, but IT has given decisionmakers the opportunity to consider far more data when making decisions.