It is not uncommon for U.S.-based IT companies to get more than half their revenues from overseas markets, according to the Information Technology Association of America. Information technology has become a globally pervasive industry that goes beyond just computing and technology.
Over the years, IT has impacted more than the bottom line of large organizations. From the U.S. and the U.K. to India and China, it has influenced the lifestyles and cultures of places from global IT hubs to the world’s poorest regions.
IT as a Working Culture
It is estimated that the IT industry has spawned more than 15 million IT professionals worldwide, according to work by Capers Jones, chief scientist emeritus of Software Productivity Research. “The great challenge of IT in the 21st century is to continually create and sustain jobs