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ICT :
-Information Communications Technology - includes all technologies for the communication of information and covers: any medium to record information, technology for broadcasting information and technology for communicating through voice and sound or images. The communication of information is currently performed with the help of Personal Computers or any (mobile or not) device networked through the Internet through information technology that can transfer information using satellite systems or intercontinental cables. Information technology has become a kind of a hub for communicating information, most often using computers.


ICT Manufacturers :
- Companies whose business is focused on manufacturing or exclusive representation of a manufacturer.



ISV (Independent Software Vendors) :
– are companies specialised in developing or selling software, usually for niche markets, such as real estate brokers, scheduling for healthcare personnel, barcode scanning and stock maintenance. Specialised products generally offer higher productivity to organisations than more generalised software such as basic spreadsheet or database packages. ISVs make and sell software to be added to platforms.

ISV dedicated to a a specific business :
– software publishers that develop in house software addressing a specific industry or activity (i.e. Catia for CAO industry).

ISV dedicated to a company process :
– software publishers that develop in house software addressing generic corporate needs (i.e. accounting software, networking software, CRM software, etc.).


IT :
- Information Technology - represents the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.

IaaS :
- Infrastructure as a Service- In this most basic cloud service model, cloud providers offer computers – as physical or more often as virtual machines –, raw (block) storage, firewalls, load balancers, and networks. IaaS providers supply these resources on demand from their large pools installed in data centers. Local area networks including IP addresses are part of the offer.

Integrators :
– link together different complex computing systems and software applications physically or functionally. They value-add to the system by bringing together discrete systems using a variety of techniques such as computer networking, enterprise application integration, business process management or manual programming.

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