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Computer industry is a collective term used to describe the whole range of businesses involved in developing computer software
Computer software
Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it....

, designing computer hardware
Computer hardware
Personal computer hardware are component devices which are typically installed into or peripheral to a computer case to create a personal computer upon which system software is installed including a firmware interface such as a BIOS and an operating system which supports application software that...

 and computer networking infrastructures, the manufacture of computer
Computer
A computer is a programmable machine designed to sequentially and automatically carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations. The particular sequence of operations can be changed readily, allowing the computer to solve more than one kind of problem...

 components and the provision of information technology
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 services.

See also

  • Consumer electronics
    Consumer electronics
    Consumer electronics are electronic equipment intended for everyday use, most often in entertainment, communications and office productivity. Radio broadcasting in the early 20th century brought the first major consumer product, the broadcast receiver...

  • Independent hardware vendor
    Independent hardware vendor
    An independent hardware vendor is a business term for companies specializing in making or selling computer hardware, usually for niche markets.-See also:*Independent software vendor*Software company...

  • Independent software vendor
    Independent software vendor
    Independent software vendor is a business term for companies specializing in making or selling software, designed for mass marketing or for niche markets...

  • Information technology
    Information technology
    Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

     (IT)
  • Original equipment manufacturer
    Original Equipment Manufacturer
    An original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under that purchasing company's brand name. OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product. When referring to automotive parts, OEM designates a...

     (OEM)
  • Software developer
    Software developer
    A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process. Their work includes researching, designing, developing, and testing software. A software developer may take part in design, computer programming, or software project management...

  • Software industry
    Software industry
    The software industry includes businesses involved in the development, maintenance and publication of computer software using any business model...

  • Hardware industry