Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones.
Several industries are associated with information technology, such as computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, Internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services. (Wikipedia)
To learn more:
Forum Netexplo 2013
2013 Talk given by Joël de Rosnay titled “Mutants du numérique : du portable à l’intégrale” (Digital Mutants: From Cell Phones to Integration), February 15, 2013.(in french)
Rencontres Nationales du Numérique
Conference on digital trend forecasting held during the Rencontres Nationales du Numérique 2012, Poitiers, July 5, 2012. (in french)