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    IT worker.

    Hello!

    I'd like to ask you what does this abbreviation IT worker mean?

    Thank you!

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    Re: IT worker.

    Information Technology. It's usually to do with computers.

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    Re: IT worker.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Hello!

    I'd like to ask you what does this abbreviation IT worker mean?

    Thank you!
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    In my experience, "IT" can mean or be related to 4 things:

    a) the business data needed by the enterprise to function/succeed/improve
    b) the infrastructure needed to house a)
    c) the group/department needed to support a)
    d) the group/department of service people used to support and service a), b), and c)

    IT worker would be anyone involved in these areas, but usually c) or d)

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    a) We need to improve our understanding of IT in the XYZ space in order for our business to grow.
    b) The machines in IT are severely antiquated.
    c) It's up to IT to provide the company a forward-thinking strategy.
    d) Call IT if your PC isn't working.

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    Re: IT worker.

    ...And - in the UK at least - it sometimes gets a C (for '[and] Communications') added - 'I'm in charge of ICT'.

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    Re: IT worker.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ...And - in the UK at least - it sometimes gets a C (for '[and] Communications') added - 'I'm in charge of ICT'.
    I've never heard "ICT" in the States. I have heard CIO and CTO (chief information/technology officer), which sometimes confuses me.

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    Re: IT worker.

    Ah, I always thought ICT was "Information and Computer Technology". Live and learn.

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    Re: IT worker.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah, I always thought ICT was "Information and Computer Technology". Live and learn.
    Hmm - there's a thought.... That may well have been in the mind of whatever bureaucrat invented the British 'National Curriculum', as ICT classes always involve computers (and many UK schools ban the use of mobile phones (which are central to the Comminications bit of ICT)).

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