Information or Informational?

First of all, there must be a distinction between the two areas of information technology and informational technology. Information technology (IT) is the generic term for information and data processing as well as the hardware and software required for this purpose. The term informational technology comes from the English word “information technology”. Unfortunately, information technology is usually simply used as a synonym and incorrectly translated from English. Informational technology is a technology that receives, processes and outputs information. An obsolete term for this is certainly the well-known electronic data processing. Information technology also generally refers to the collection and processing of data by machines. But the word is more dependent on technology.

The EU also launched the so-called BRITE project in 2006, which seeks to ensure that the various states of the EU find a solution compatible with their laws for the trade registers, which operate across several countries. BRITE is a research initiative taken by the commercial registers themselves, with the aim of finding out to what extent the laws of the individual countries can be brought to a common denominator.

Information Management is the key word for all companies. Every competitive company needs market information. Where does it get this vital information? To a large extent, it gains its information from the commercial register.

The Commercial Register is a public directory with specific company information such as location, branches and branches, company products, authorized representatives, legal form of the company and information about the property and share capital. This information must be accessible to every company and constantly updated. It is important to have constant access to this data. “Information Management” deals with this ever-recurring cycle of information gathering, information processing and information dissemination.


Research and entertainment united

Apart from the daily visible effects of information technology, research benefits in particular. Huge computer clusters predict the weather or evaluate data from atoms shot at one another in order to gain insights into the origin of humanity or the entire universe. Without the mass and relatively cheap distribution of computers and the appropriate software, the determination of these basic building blocks of our existence would be unthinkable.

However, information technology is perceived differently by the mass of people. There it occurs mainly in the form of entertainment technology; MP3 players, game consoles and the use of Internet platforms for communication are the driving forces behind the dissemination of information technology in the private sector. Currently, social networks such as Facebook ensure that you never lose sight of your friends and acquaintances and that you are constantly informed about who is doing what and where – anytime, anywhere.

Technology has greatly simplified our lives in recent years. Social networks like Facebook or Twitter give us the opportunity to inform and contact people worldwide every day. In the field of entertainment technology, MP3 data, Blue Ray or game consoles provide the simplest and best possible sound, image and game fun. And the development continues, so that one may be very excited about where the path of information technology will lead.

The internet business has also spawned many new jobs. Web designers today make their money on the Internet. Administrators manage large network structures. Computer scientists and programmers are constantly developing new software. Telecommunications companies are providing ever faster transmission paths. Especially in the Internet business fixed IP addresses can be assigned today, so that the companies can be found again and again by their customers. But also many individuals have successfully built an Internet Business z. For example, writing and selling e-books. Another trend that is becoming increasingly popular is working as an affiliate. As diverse as the Internet is, so many are the possibilities. The development is far from complete. It will be interesting to see what the future holds.