Technology around is already an integral part of life. The IT industry is subject to very dynamic changes, just like the related IT services. The Internet, computers, smartphones and other smart devices have become not only tools for work and learning, but also the basis for entertainment, community building, a source of information and an increasingly used advertising medium. That is why an efficient IT specialist performing specific tasks is so important in practically every field, even indirectly related to information technology. What can they include?
Providing an IT service – what is it?
Professional IT services are usually a very broad concept. Although some may only be associated directly with computer hardware, its configuration or repair, the largest part of the market is made up of software development services including data processing. Professional software development of commercial, but also utility or government applications is a very important branch of industry. It partly includes IT outsourcing, which is a way of temporarily hiring people to create IT solutions in a given company such as custom software or web applications. An experienced and specialized in a particular field C# developer, Java developer or a software developer working in other technology is not able to create products covering entire systems or complex web applications on his own, it requires cooperation in a team, for example in software house. Therefore, excluding basic consulting, maintenance or data recovery services, IT services are complex and multi-stage. You can read about how to create custom software in software house in App development in software house – best custom software.
Various specialists providing IT services
Can only an IT specialist provide IT services? In a broad sense, it is certainly not, as many activities related to IT services do not require extensive experience or education. Therefore, it is worth distinguishing between different branches of computer science in order to avoid misunderstandings. An example is the mobile app development, which is commissioned to developer teams as an IT service. However, depending on the complexity of the project, the graphic designers, marketing or customer contact specialists can also work in such a team. Business software design is also an integral part of larger systems and is not strictly related to the work that a software engineer used to do. Moreover, the definition of an IT service includes activities related to data processing, system administration, all consultancy activities or repair of computer hardware or peripherals. There is a specific directive – a regulation of one of the Commission of the European Union defining what can be classified as IT services. Taking this into account, the whole process involving software development is only a certain percentage of the broad IT services industry, although it would seem to be the most important.