Our top jargon-busting computer terms

We like to be known as a plain-speaking IT business, we don’t baffle our clients with techie gobbledegook and talk in language we know you’ll understand.  In our latest blog, we’re bringing you our top jargon-busting computer terms so you’re not baffled by IT science!

 

Antivirus

A piece of software that is uploaded onto your machine to stop the bad guys getting in (think of a Stop-Lock on your car, if you’re under 30, Google it 😉).

 

Bandwidth

It may sound like the waist measurements of Girls Aloud, but no, it’s the amount of information that can be transferred over your network at a specific time.

 

BYOD

Bring Your Own Device – tells employees that they can, well, bring their own device to work.

 

Cache

Website files that are saved on your PC so if you visit the same web page again, they will appear quicker.

 

Cookie

Nope, not the chocolate kind, it’s a small piece of information you may be asked to accept when you visit certain websites.

 

CPU

The big part of your computer that holds all of the really important information, the one that everybody is frightened to touch in the office.

 

Desktop

The backdrop on your PC where you’ve probably got a picture of your dog (never mind the kids, it’s the dog that counts).

 

Disaster Recovery

The process you have in place for when the bad guys get in (think of the police calling out and trying to find your house burglar).

 

Ethernet

The thick wire (snazzy ones are sometimes yellow) that is used to connect you to the internet.

 

Firewall

Software that blocks certain types of traffic to your PC, think of a road-block on a super scale.

 

HTML

The techie language that is used on websites.

 

Monitor

Come on, seriously?  It’s the screen you look at every day.

 

Phishing

Dodgy emails that look like they’re sent from your mam but they’re really sent from a bad guy who’s trying to get your life savings.

 

Router

A magical device that passes traffic back and forth, it whizzes information from your PC to the internet and vice-versa

 

Spam

A tin of canned meat (no, sorry, we mean junk email telling you your uncle, who’s a prince, who you never actually knew existed, wants to send you $1.4 million if you send him your bank details).

 

URL

Your website address

 

VoIP

The techie name is ‘Voice over Internet Protocal’, yup, it’s a mouthful isn’t it.  It simply means making your telephone calls over the internet.

 

 

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our light-hearted look at techie speak and are now utterly convinced that we won’t blind you with science on our next visit.

 

 

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