Information Technology, commonly shortened to simply IT involves the use of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of enterprise applications or settings. The term has been in use since 1958 when it was first referenced in an article by Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler in the Harvard Business Review. While commonly used to refer to computers and computer networks, it usually includes other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Other associations with the term “Information Technology” are made when people talk about computer hardware, computer software, electronics, semiconductors, telecom equipment, “the internet” and e-commerce.
The IT Department of Tunxis Community College deals with many of these components as we strive to deliver dependable computing services and maintain an up-to-date infrastructure to support those services. Since information and technology are known to be an ever-growing and daily fact of modern life, we make it our mission and goal to provide reliable and innovative technologies that meet the needs and demands of our students and the personnel who support them. Teaching, learning, research, and public services: IT oversees services in academic and administrative computing that integrate with the College mission of “offering its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.”
The IT Dept. maintains long-range strategic planning goals to ensure that our services remain relevant, reliable and realistic. We want to be a positive part of the student experience, as well as providing the faculty resources such as seamless integration of classroom technology and training opportunities that foster an effective learning environment. IT also provides the resources that allow the College support staff and administration to provide a comprehensive set of services, supported by the use of technology, in facilitating the educational process.
For more information, contact the IT Department Help Desk at 860.773.1390.