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English translation: IT systems, visionary new IT developments

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10:21 Feb 20, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: IT-System, IT- Konzepte;
I would be very grateful to anyone who can clarify what "IT" is from the following sentences on market globalization:
"Begleitet durch innovative Konzepte und Techniken stellt sich das moderne und ueberlebensfaehige Unternehmen der herausforderung des dritten Jahrtausends und positioniert sich dynamisch und flexibel gegenueber dem Wettbewerb. Doch die Wettbewerbsfaehigkeit ist abhaengig von dem installierte IT-System: je leistungsfaehiger die Technologie ist, desto profitabler ist Ihr Kerngeschaeft...Investitionen in Hard- und Software verursachen dennoch gewaltige Summen...Zukunftsweisende IT-Konzepte, spiegeln den Erfolg Ihres unternehmerischen Denkens und begruenden so Ihren strategischen Gewinn."
Could IT refer to a product name? Unfortunately I have very little context. Thank you in advance!
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English translation:IT systems, visionary new IT developments
Explanation:
IT = information technology, in a very comprehensive sense: >>The collection of technologies that deal specifically with processing, storing and communicating information, including all types of computer and communications systems as well as reprographics methodologies<< -- McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, ed. 4. That includes hardware, software, networks including the Internet. >>Information System<< is even broader and includes people, speech etc. (IBM Dictionary of Computing) . --- This is not the easiest passage to translate. You might start with something like >>>Armed with innovative ideas and technologies, today’s viable, leading-edge companies are facing the challenges of the third millennium by positioning themselves against their rivals as dynamic and flexible [a current buzzword is “agile”] competitors.<<< --- >>Konzept<< is a “favorite” German term that can also can also mean concept, plan, design, project, program, policy and more. -- Feel free to contact me if I can help.
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Tom Funke
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Summary of answers provided
naIT systems, visionary new IT developments
Tom Funke
naIT = information technologyDan McCrosky
naInformation TechnologyAnya Malhotra
naIT = information technologyBarbara Schmidt-Runkel


  

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11 mins
IT = information technology


Explanation:
IT is the usual abreviation for Information Technology, a term which "covers a multitude of sins". But seriously, it has to do with any sort of software that deals with the processing and disseminating of information.

Barbara Schmidt-Runkel
Local time: 21:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 22
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25 mins
Information Technology


Explanation:
IT systems and IT solutions are standard usage.
I've suggested solutions for IT-Konzepte here, but it can also mean IT projects, vision, plans.

Anya Malhotra
Local time: 00:32
PRO pts in pair: 48
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26 mins
IT = information technology


Explanation:
"IT" seems to have taken the place of the term "EDP". I suppose because "EDP" was found to be somewhat limited in scope.

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 21:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
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59 mins
IT systems, visionary new IT developments


Explanation:
IT = information technology, in a very comprehensive sense: >>The collection of technologies that deal specifically with processing, storing and communicating information, including all types of computer and communications systems as well as reprographics methodologies<< -- McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, ed. 4. That includes hardware, software, networks including the Internet. >>Information System<< is even broader and includes people, speech etc. (IBM Dictionary of Computing) . --- This is not the easiest passage to translate. You might start with something like >>>Armed with innovative ideas and technologies, today’s viable, leading-edge companies are facing the challenges of the third millennium by positioning themselves against their rivals as dynamic and flexible [a current buzzword is “agile”] competitors.<<< --- >>Konzept<< is a “favorite” German term that can also can also mean concept, plan, design, project, program, policy and more. -- Feel free to contact me if I can help.

Tom Funke
Local time: 15:02
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
I would like extend a warm thanks to everyone for your help and consideration.
Andréa
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