Computing and information systems help us use data to improve the way the world works. From smartphones and drones to transport networks, smart cities and the Internet of Things, most innovations need software to drive them.
Computing and information technology pervade nearly every aspect of our lives. We use software when we self checkout at the supermarket or check in at the airport. When a lift directs us to the floor we select, this is due to the work of a software system. From running a bank to the temperature of an operating theatre, computing and information systems help us gather and translate data that controls the way the world functions. Beyond the everyday, software can provide the solutions to society’s greatest challenges in health, finance, defence and government.