Information Technology Bursaries
Information Technology bursaries – Engen invites applications from top students for consideration onto the Engen Bursary Programme. If you are studying BCom Information Systems/ BSc Computer Science or planning to pursue a career in this field, Engen is looking for you!
Please register and apply onto the Engen website: engen.graduaterecruitment.erecruit.co.za
Information Technology Bursaries Requirements
1. All applications must be submitted to the contact details provided and in the manner requested.
2. If not submitted by the closing date, applications will automatically not be considered.
3. Engen does not guarantee that you will be called for an interview or appointed by virtue of your application.
4. Engen reserves the right not to make an appointment.
5. Engen’s approved Employment Equity plans and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
Information Technology Bursaries Application Direction
What is Information Technology?
Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data,or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT is considered to be a subset of information and communications technology (ICT).
Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that “the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT).” Their definition consists of three categories: techniques for processing, the application of statistical and mathematical methods to decision-making, and the simulation of higher-order thinking through computer programs.
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 products or services within an economy are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, and e-commerce.
Based on the storage and processing technologies employed, it is possible to distinguish four distinct phases of IT development: pre-mechanical (3000 BC – 1450 AD), mechanical (1450–1840), electromechanical (1840–1940), and electronic (1940–present). This article focuses on the most recent period (electronic), which began in about 1940.