Glossary

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.

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MDM

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a type of security software that allows IT administrators to monitor, secure, and implement policies on employees’ laptops, mobile phones and tablets. Its purpose is to ensure the security of the devices and to optimize their functionality within the organization in order to protect the corporate network.

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Migration

Migration is the process by which a user moves from one operating environment to another that is more current and efficient. It is usually done through the integration of newer hardware, software or a combination of both.

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Malware

Malware, or malicious software, is a type of program or code that takes control over operations by invading, damaging or disabling computers, networks, or other devices. They may include viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, etc. and are generally used to steal, delete, or encrypt user information and data.

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