A Full List of IT Terminology

We’ve compiled a full list of commonly encountered IT terminology that will help you better understand the industry and how it works. By familiarizing yourself with basic computer terms and definitions, 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 words related to technology.

In addition to our tech terms, 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 expansive, if you have any further questions regarding things to know about technology, please contact us.



Backup entails the process of creating copies of data that can later be accessed and recovered in the event of deletion of information. Companies can risk considerable lasting damage to their data, downtime and overall business operations if not done often and correctly.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Backup and disaster recovery are a set of policies and procedures that enable the retrieval of data and information that may have been misplaced due to deletion or corruption. It focuses on standard requirements and the appropriate execution plan before a critical event can occur.

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A breach, in regards to data, refers to the stealing or taking of information from a system without the consent, awareness, or authorization from the system’s user.

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a system established which allows a user to use their personal devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) for business purposes.

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