Anti Virus is a programme that sits on a device and protects it from known threats by comparing new programmes and behaviour to a library of known malicious files and behaviour
Application Programming Interface
This is a set of definitions and protocols that allow different products to talk to each other.
Chief Information Officer
The CIO role is responsbile for the technology strategy of an organisation. Connecting business goals and problems to technology able to support them is a core part of the role.
Central Processing Unit
The CPU is the powerhouse of any computer or server. It manages all the computational requirements of running programmes under three main areas. An Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) carries out the calculations, processor registers that supply operations and store the results, and a control unit that orchestrates the whole show. The CPU specification is one of the main elements that dictates the performance of a piece of hardware.
Chief Data Officer
The CDO role is a relatively new member of the C-Suite. It has ultimate accountability for the organisations ability to derive value from the information held within its systems.
Chief Information Security Officer
The CISO role is an escalation of cyber security into it’s own dedicated function within the C-Suite. Individuals with this title hold ultime accountability for an organisations information being protected and its systems being safe from attack.
Chief Technology Officer
The CTO is most often present in organisations developing their own technology to be sold externally, having ultimate accounability for the products developed for sale. In a non-tech organisation they may be present to seek out innovative and emerging technologies that could assist the organisation.
Chief Digital Officer
This version of the CDO initialism is accountable for the digital transformation of an organisation. They are often involved in the selection, implementation, and adoption of digital technologies.
SaaS applications are delivered direct to the end user through either a downloaded app or straight in the web browser. An organisation will pay a license fee, often per user per month, and will not need its own infrastructure (beyond a laptop/desktop/tablet/mobile) to use the software.
Rather than require a full piece of hardware for each environment needed. The VM software allows each physical server (called a Host) to have its resources (CPU and RAM) shared between multiple virtualised servers running programmes. This tool has significantly reduced the costs of running multiple environments and was key in making cloud computing a reality.
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