Information technology services are available in Canton. Information technology refers to the use of technology to process, analyze and store data. This data, also known as information, can be vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical in nature. The services mentioned are carried out using a combination of combination of computing and telecommunications, though many new adaptations in this field are emerging, such as web technologies, bioinformatics, cloud computing, global information systems, large scale knowledgebases and so on. The services provided may be both onsite and offsite, and include image scanning, data capture, file conversion, data storage and consulting. These services in Canton offer technological support to other programs.