AIT's online resource is a website that contains oral history interviews and transcripts, digitised publications, (including magazines, annual reports and films) blogs on IT themes, and reports from independent academic research projects using the archive. A selection of external blogs and other online databases of information about the IT industry are linked to from this resource as well as lesson plans and other tools for teachers.
Oral history interviews have been (and continue to be) recorded with leading figures from the anglophone IT industry. Interviewees are scientists, policymakers, business people and users of technology. Examples include:
- Pioneering entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley
- Computer scientist, mathematician and hardware engineer Dr Steve Furber CBE co-inventor of the RISC chip which powers mobile devices
- Computing prodigy and Stemettes CEO Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
- The first ever Minister for IT, politician Lord Kenneth Baker CH
- IT school curriculum leader Professor Liz Bacon.
- Programmer, investor, financial services worker and Pride of Britain 2015 winner Duane Jackson
- Venture capitalist Andy Ayim
- Company chairman, manufacturing and telecommunications director Ashish Dasgupta MBE
- Games industry director and technology journalist Jo Twist OBE.
External databases linked from the website includes the INPUT iCenter, created by founder Peter Cunningham. INPUT (1975-2000) were leading software and services market researchers of their time with great influence in the IT Industry. Peter Cunningham has contributed an oral history interview.
Significant publications available online include reports from the Butler Cox Foundation (1977-1991) and System House magazine (1990-2008). Butler Cox PLC (originally Butler Cox and Partners Ltd) was an independent consulting and research company formed in 1977 by David Butler and George Cox along with five colleagues, specialising in the strategic application of information technology. The Foundation was its research service and was influential on UK government policy. System House was a review magazine published monthly by leading IT Analyst Richard Holway MBE, about the financial performance of the UK computing services industry in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Richard Holway , Sir George Cox and David Butler have contributed oral history interviews to the website.
In films, one example is Sir Desmond Pitcher's 1974/75 Faraday Lecture 'The Social Computer' , in which he predicted the many future developments of the IT industry. Sir Desmond's oral history interview is also in this resource.
As part of its charitable aims, AIT works to promote the IT Industry as a career to students and offers teacher tools including careers advice for students and lesson plans for primary school pupils at Key Stage 1 and 2. It shares the history of IT to the general public and researchers, producing occasional webinars and other blogs and publications. A recent example is a presentation on the history of the internet by one of the fathers of the internet Vint Cerf.