What's Are Main Differences Between Computer Science And Information Technology?


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Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Computer Science is basically concerned with the study of computers. A student of Computer Science learns about hardware and operating systems. It is also about highly technical stuff like registers, multitasking kernels, databases and address buses. It is said to be about the principles of computing and about the design of the computer and its operation. Computer science is concerned only with computers while it is not so with Information technology.

Information Technology on the other hand is about how the computer can be employed to various operations in life. Thus it concerned with the study of applying computer science to day-to-day human operations in industries and businesses. A student of Information technology would deal with subjects like programming, databases, software, application etc rather than the actual operation of the computer itself. Thus IT is about the use of the computer for certain functions that would make work easier and better without actual delving into the details of computer operations.
Zeshan Aziz Profile
Zeshan Aziz answered
In information technology you study about how to use the programs which are already made and in computer studies we study bout how to make the programs and languages of computer.
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Anonymous answered
Computer science and information technology are not the same although the two go hand in hand. Information technology encompasses the study, design, development, implementation, support and management of computer based information especially software applications including hardware management. Information technology involves all aspects of computing and technology. On the other hand computer science embraces the study and the science of theoretical foundations of both information and computing as well as implementation, programming and processing in computing. Hope this can answer your question. Good luck.
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Anonymous answered
"Computer Science" and "Information Technology" are completely different subjects.

"...Computer science is interpreted broadly so as to include algorithms, data structures, computational complexity theory, distributed computation, parallel computation, VLSI, machine learning, computational biology, computational geometry, information theory, cryptography, quantum computation, computational number theory and algebra, program semantics and verification, automata theory, and the study of randomness. Work in this field is often distinguished by its emphasis on mathematical technique and rigor..."
-Advanced Computer Machinery (ACM)

"... Information Technology 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 securely retrieve information.
-Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)

It should be noted that in Europe, "Computer Science" is either similar or identical to the field of "Informatics" or "Informatique".

More simply:

"Computer Science" is the mixture and application of "Applied Mathematics", "Electrical Engineering", and "Complexity Theory/Algorithms" to understand and/or model information. In otherwords, the "field of computation".

"Information Technology" is the mixture and application of "Programming", "Hardware Administration", "Software Administration", "Networking", "Network Security" and "Technical Support". In otherwords, the "management of computers".
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Anonymous answered
There is main difference:
IT-is branch of computer science. But
computer science is main objectives we study the IT and also computer is every important
rather than IT.
IT not stand alone without computer science
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Anonymous answered
The difference is that CS deals with both hardware & software.But IT includes the study of only software.
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Florio Potter answered

An IT career involves installing, organizing and maintaining computer systems as well as designing and operating networks and databases. Computer science is focused entirely on efficiently programming computers using mathematical algorithms.

An IT career doesn’t necessarily require a computer science (CS) degree, although a CS degree opens certain doors that otherwise wouldn’t be available.

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