Information and communications technology has been a very useful tool for recording information and passing knowledge from one generation to another. Indeed, without information technology, the progress of the world in terms of globalization would be a lot slower or maybe there would be no progress at all, because information about new discoveries wouldn’t be recorded and it would be difficult to pass on the exact information to other people and to the next generation.
Recent economic history has shown that, as developed countries approach the technological frontier, ICT is crucial for them to continue innovating in their processes and products and to maintain their competitive advantage. Equally importantly, ICT has proven instrumental for enabling developing and middle-income economies to leapfrog to higher stages of development and fostering economic and social transformation.
Information and communications technology (I.C.T.) is often used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.
I found various articles and essays stating how important Information Technology is. One of which say: “The Information