Information Technology (IT) and Digital Services support most of what is done in society. IT skills could lead to employment in almost any sector. Digital systems make other work in other sectors possible. There is potential to work with hardware IT systems or software applications, either virtually or dealing directly with IT users. ‘Digital’ means more than just computers. It can include networks, software, apps, phone systems, complex 3D printers (also known as additive engineering), Artificial Intelligence (AI) or virtual reality (VR).
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Information support and services includes roles related to information technology deployment, including implementing computer systems and software, database management, providing technical assistance, and managing information systems.
Computer network specialists are extremely helpful in testing, troubleshooting, fixing and evaluating network systems of an organisation, providing guidance to system users and businesses. Primarily they perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with least disturbance.
Software engineers create, design, deploy and support either system, programming, application or embedded software, which are independent of hardware and make computers programmable.
Embedded systems software is used to control machines and devices not typically considered computers — telecommunications networks, cars, industrial robots and more. These devices, and their software, can be connected as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Games and simulation programming can deal with recreational activities, such as video games, as well as more serious applications, such as flight instruction. Some of the occupations in this field are multimedia artist or animator, computer programmer and software developer.