Considering the ever-increasing need of the country to construct and develop the computer networks and the connections between them and finally, to connect these networks to the international networks, and in order to establish necessary communication infrastructures for realizing these goals, and also in order to get access to information sources, Information Technology Organization of Iran began its services as a subset of Ministry of ICT in 1998. At the same time, with the change of the name of the Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone into the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in 2005, some changes occurred in the subordinate companies. On this basis, the identity of the Data Communication Center changed during the summer of 2006 and its name changed into the Data Communication Company. During the summer of 2007, considering the developments in the targets and missions of the company, its name changed into “Information Technology Organization” in 2008.
In 2011, in order to enforce the 44th principle of the Constitution, this company separated from Communication Company of Iran handed over its authorities the Communication Company of Iran and Telecommunication Infrastructure Company and its name changed into the Iranian Information Technology Company. In the fall of 2010, on the basis of joint proposal by the Vice-president of Management and Development and Human Resources and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, in order to abstract the policy-making and sovereignty-related activities from the government companies, Iranian IT Company was changed from a government company into a government institution named Iranian Information Technology Organization. This change was based on the sovereignty-related duties mentioned in the company’s articles of association.