Dictionary

Jump down to:

A

AV

Anti Virus

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

API

Application Programming Interface

This is a set of definitions and protocols that allow different products to talk to each other.

C

CIO

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.

CPU

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.

CDO

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.

CISO

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.

CTO

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.

CDO

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.

S

SaaS

Software-as-a-Service

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.

V

VM

Virtual Machine

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.

We make switching Easy!

Changing IT companies or systems can be a hassle. We’ll support you through the process, liaising with your existing IT partner and helping you source everything we need to hit the ground running. 

We will call you back within 4 business hours.
envisage_laptop_man