Information Technology Law and Legal Definition

People who are employed in the information technology field provide technical assistance to computer administrators on design and management of their information systems; evaluating the costs, system design, and suitability of information equipment and related services; and developing a unified and integrated structure for information systems for all users. Information technology positions are often responsible for the purchase of computers, satellites, hardware, software, and other technology equipment and services and for staff training in the use of technology development programs.

Many state statutes authorize the hiring of information technology employees to develop a plan for a comprehensive and compatible information technology infrastructure in state government, including the public schools and public institutions of higher education. Federal funding may be involved, such as in upgrading school computer capabilities.