Information and Communications Technologies
ICT is the acronym for Information and Communications Technologies.
A broad term that encompasses any communication device or application, including radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems, and the various services and applications associated with them, such as video conferencing and distance learning.
ICT is more than just the traditional computer-based technologies (like laptops and desktop computers), and it’s also about how information and communications are used and shared. In many contexts, ICT is used to refer to the convergence of audio-visual and telephone networks with computer networks through a single cabling or link system. This includes the vast array of devices and services that transmit information, such as smartphones, tablets, cloud computing, and others.
In the modern world, ICT has an important role in various sectors including education, business, health, governance, and entertainment, among others, making it a significant factor in driving innovation, economic growth, and social interactions.
- Abbreviation: ICT