ICT Terms Glossary

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  • Created by: Curlot
  • Created on: 03-02-14 12:00
Peripherals
Any Device that sends or recieves data from the computer can be internal or external.
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Games Console
A device that enables you to play games via a screen
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Convergance
When a digital device takes on the functions of other devices.
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Cookies
Small text files that are sent to your computer from certain websites.
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Viral Marketing
A marketing technique that encourages others to pass on a marketing message to their friends.
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Personilisation Techniques
Ways of making content relevant to a particular customer.
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Geogaching
A high tech treasure hunt. Players use a GPS
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Latency
Measure of a delay in a network
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Bandwidth
Measure of capacity in a network.
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Backup
A copy of data, that is made incase the original data is lost or damaged.
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Bias
Predjuice towards one view and against another.
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Biometrics
An automated method of recognising a person based on personal features. Such as fingerprint
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Blog
Short for 'Web log' an online jornal where people can post entries about experiences and hobbies.
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Bluetooth
Allows the exchange of data over short distnaces from fixed and mobile devices.
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Broadband
A high-speed connection to the internet
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Browser
Software application for retreveing, presenting and navigating pages on the World Wide Web.
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Cloud Computing
A system in which all data is stored by a central server and accsessed virtually.
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Collaberatively
Working togther to achieve common goals.
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Compatible
The ability of a device to share information with another device
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Consistency
All elements stay the same throughout.
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Copyright
Gives the original producer to have certain rights for an amount of time
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Digital Product
A product created by ICT-tools can be viewed on-screen. It doesnt have to be printed out.
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Digital Rights Management
Allows the copyright holder or owner of the media control over the number of viewings , plays or copies and even which devices the media can be played or viewed.
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Disaster Recovery
The policies and procedures that a company has in place so it can carry on with normal business after a diaster
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Dongle
A small piece of hardware that connects to a computer and has uses including data storage and picking up Bluetooth and 3G signals. It may be like a USB pen.
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Download
Transfer a file
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E- Card
A digital greetings card or postcard created and sent to someone via the web
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E- Commerce
Buying and Selling goods electronically , usually over the internet
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Emoticons
The use of icons or text to portray mood or facial expressions
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Encryption
For Security, data is translated into a secret code according to a set of rules in a special 'key'
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File Format
The particular code that a file is stored in. Different software and devices use different formats, which can cause problems if a device cannot decode the information
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Firewall
A system designed to prevent unauthorised acsess to your computer when connected to a network such as the internet
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Flatfile database
A database held as a single table. It is structured with a single row for each record
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Fraud
Tricking someone for personal gain to damage them.
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Hacker
Someone who gains unauthorised access to a computer in order to obtain data stored on it.
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Hardware
The Physical parts of a computer system
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HDMI
Required for connecting devices to show high-definition video
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HDTV
High Definition TV
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Hot Desking
Sharing desks or workstations between works; to save space and resources
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Identity Theft
A crime involving someone pretending to be another person to steal money or other things.
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Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A company that provides Internet access to it's customers
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Internet Protocol Address (IP)
The personal address of your computer.
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Latency
The measure of delay in a network.
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Legend
A key that explaind the patterns or colours that represent the different data series or categories in a chart.
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Malware
Software designsto cause problems for users.
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Metadata
Provides information about the content of a digital device.
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Multifunctional
Having the ability to do many different things using the same device/
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Multimedia
A conbination of different content types.
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Multitask
To perform more than one task at the same time.
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Network
Devices connected together to allow communication and exchange of data.
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Online Banking
account information online and carry out various financial transactions
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Open Source Software
Software that is available to download free of charge.
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Optical Media
CD, DVD, Blu-ray
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Peripherals
Externaldevices connected to a computer.
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wr.1400

This was exactly what I needed :) Thank you Curlot ! Hope everything went well today and good luck for later exams ! Wr

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