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Difference Between ICT and IT


IT and ICT must not be confused with each other because they are two different fields. The industry of Information Technology (IT) which involves computers, software, networking and other IT infrastructures to help relay or manage information is very important in modern-day living as seen primarily in big companies or corporations that run multi-billion-dollar ventures. So IT helps strengthen companies with the existence of a set of IT personnel that are equipped with servers, database management systems, and security measures for protecting confidential information about the company. Without IT, all of the company’s important data can easily be compromised by many outside attackers and hackers alike.

In an IT department, there are several specialists like a system administrator, IT manager, network engineer, computer programmer, and other IT experts that are all tasked with different specific roles. The core services of IT are summarized as giving tools that hasten company productivity, automates business processing, establishes a way to connect effectively with valuable customers or clients, and also the basic core service of supplying information. The more specific sub-tasks included in these core services are installing programs or computer software, building computer networks, designing an effective electronic system, and also managing an entire bulk of information in the form of databases.

“ICT,” completely known as “Information Communications Technology,” is more inclined to the education setting. In the more general sense, ICT is described as using computers and other digital technologies to aid individuals or institutions in handling or using information.

ICT is used in the academe for the benefit of the individual or the institution which is smaller in size than the ones handled by IT professionals in bigger industries. ICT can be as simple as utilizing audiovisual equipment for learning at school, the use of electronic telephony and other devices that help transmit information across the campus. Since 1997, ICT has also been recognized as the incorporation of telephony and audiovisual devices in computers. This direction helped academic institutions cut down the cost of operations, most especially in the removal of traditional telephone networks.


1.“IT” is “Information Technology” whereas “ICT” is “Information Communications Technology.”
2.IT is an industry in itself which employs the use of computers, elaborate networks, computer software, and other digital or electronic devices for managing and communicating information.
3.ICT is mainly used in the academic setup while IT is used in more complex and bigger organizations such as companies and large corporations.

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  2. Thanks for elaborate difference. I now know. Could i get syllabuses for ICT certificate and diploma.
    Thanking you in advance.

  3. very explanatory thanks a lot

  4. Thank you so much for such an elaborate explanation

  5. You are best in what you DO. WELL done on that one. Wish I could take me in IT.

  6. Hae …what of the second differance…you have only given on one side that is IT

  7. Thanks for such an expository explanation ,I wish to pursue my second degree in either IT or Computer Science with first degree in ICT at your institution will it be possible…

  8. Thanks for the perfect time you spent to explain the difference between IT and ICT I have now comprehend it well.

  9. Wow! What a splendid explanations. I did not know the difference but now I will go for IT.

  10. Thanks For a clear explaination. Now I Understand the difference am in a dilema between pursuing diploma in IT with education and degree in ICT with education. I need help

  11. Thank you for that information it’s very clear

  12. Thanks for shading more light.

  13. Now the difference is clear to me thanks alot

  14. thanks for this grt info

  15. Thanks for the wonderful summarization.

  16. It’s ok. Am impress

  17. Thanks for your clear explanation!

  18. Thanks for the clear elaboration..

  19. Thank you so much for the good explanation

  20. Thank you, I used to think that IT and ICT are the same but today at least I can differ them

  21. Thanks for a clear difference between IT and ICT. Kindly, may you add extra differences in case you have any additional.Thanks in advance.

    Erick Chida

  22. Thanks for this information, clear understanding.

  23. Thanx for the enlightment now I do differentiate the two

  24. Thanks for further clarification on IT.

  25. I’m thankful for such robust elaborative clarification between IT&Ict.i’ve living in a world of confusion btn the duo.

  26. Thanks.Can you help us even we are absolute beginner to pursue the IT course?

  27. Thanks for the explanation but I want to ask a question.
    Someone that don’t have idea on IT can still go to any IT training center to learn and be okay with out any university or polytechnic certificate?

  28. Thanks for the elaboration. I understand well the difference

  29. thank I’m now aware of the difference between ICT and IT.

  30. Biased your view is based on it only

  31. Thanks for such a wonderful explaination about the difference between IT and ICT. l’m now able to explain to an ignorant

  32. This is not correct. ICT stands for Information and Communications Technology. It was first coined when communications technologies, like telephones, radio, etc., became digital and merged into the IT departments in organisations. Therefore, the IT departments were no longer managing only information technologies but communication technologies as well.

  33. It is the modification of information to the use of technology while ICT it is cover technologies like music videos

  34. ifesi my baby, nice work

  35. I now understand the difference between the two fields.

    Thank you

  36. Very insightful

  37. Thanks for elaborate difference between IT and ICT

  38. ICT is information communication technology whereas IT is information technology

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