Information technology (IT),
as defined by the
Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is "the study, design,
development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information
systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware." IT deals
with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store,
protect, process, transmit and retrieve information, securely.
Today, the term information technology has ballooned to encompass many aspects
of computing and technology, and the term is more recognizable than ever before.
The information technology umbrella can be quite large, covering many fields. IT
professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing
applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A
few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include data management,
networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, as well
as the management and administration of entire systems.
Address of IT office:
Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Hours Office is open:
8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
used in the IT office
Homeland Security and Emergency Management
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