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A Full List of IT Terms

We’ve compiled a full list of commonly encountered IT terms that will help you better understand the industry and how it works. By familiarizing yourself with basic IT terminology, you’ll allow yourself to understand manuals, descriptions, and everyday jargon necessary to fully grasp IT products and services. You’ll find our tech glossary is conveniently laid out below in alphabetical order with an easy navigation interface so you can quickly reference any common IT terms.
In addition to our IT glossary, you can also find other resources to help you learn more about the role of technology in modern industry, including blogs, whitepapers, and case studies. Though our list of IT terms to know is very expansive, if you have any further questions regarding tech jargon please contact us.

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Query

A query is a request sent to a database table or combination of tables for information or data and then formats it in a readable form. Readable forms may include Structured Query Language (SQL), or pictorial representations such as graphs. The most common query language used is SQL and is utilized by many database management systems.

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Ransomware

Ransomware are types of malicious software that invade and infect devices. They block access to the system, lock information and encrypt files until a sum of money is paid to release the system and data. They usually will infect a system through a malicious email attachment, software download, website or link.

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Rack

A rack is a physical structure that houses hardware modules such as servers, hard disk drives, and other computing equipment used in data centers and server rooms, allowing several pieces of equipment to be accommodated in a small location. They are utilized by ISPs and other telecommunication and computing facilities.

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