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Terms and words to know:

Updated: May 26, 2022

There is a hidden second language (jargon) for every industry. The tech industry is a prime example, featuring initialisms, software references and hardware terms that can make you feel like you’re hearing or reading another language.

Even if you’re not operating a tech company, you likely already use technology to help run your business. With an understanding of everyday tech jargon you can decipher your business’s tech tools, broaden your knowledge base. This can help you ask the right questions when considering new tech services.

Over the next few weeks We will be taking you on a journey of understanding. This should give you the tools you will need to make an informed decision one what you are using and If it is right for your business.


(The unseen) The part of a computer system or application that is not directly accessed by the user, typically responsible for storing and manipulating data.

Front end:

(The seen) The part of the webpage or application that the end user interacts with. The user interface.

Domain Name System (DNS):

The domain name system (DNS) is the naming database in which internet domain names are located and translated into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The domain name system maps the name people use to locate a website to the IP address that a computer uses to locate that website.


A ping (Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper) is a basic Internet program that allows a user to test and verify if a particular destination IP address exists and can accept requests in computer network administration. The acronym was contrived to match the submariners' term for the sound of a returned sonar pulse.

Cloud computing:

The practice of using a digital service, network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

Above are the tools you can use to feather your understanding of tech terms. Check back in next week for more helpful words to know.



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