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Your Guide to Important IT Acronyms

November 23, 2021 |

Your Guide to Important IT Acronyms

You're a master in your profession, and the world of IT is considerably different from the one in which you work and excel every day. If you don't work in IT full-time, all of the acronyms can feel like a foreign language.

Do you believe the ACL is the ligament you tore while skiing last winter? And after 8 p.m., SSH is what you tell your kids? Think again.

Acronyms abound in the IT world, and they cover everything from security to hardware to the operating system.

The team here at Idealogical continues to educate themselves to keep up with the current trends, being new or old IT acronyms. As the owner of the company you can continue to dedicate your time to the needs of the business.

However, if you take interest in learning more about this field, here are ten acronyms you might have heard, along with what they stand for and what they mean.

Access Control List (ACL)

This is a computer filing system-related security acronym. Consider it a permission slip that grants (or denies) access to specific people or systems. The ACL of a file, for example, permits management to change a pay role spreadsheet but prevents other employees from opening it.

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

AES is a cyber-security term. Because of its complicated nature, it involves things like algorithms, encrypted data, and block ciphers. All you need to know is that AES is today's global encryption protocol, which we use to make our communications safe.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

This is an abbreviation for business managing software. It frequently consists of different systems and applications. When you collaborate with Idealogical, ERP is just one of the numerous ways the Toronto IT services company can help you with your computer system.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

This acronym relates to how organizations handle relationships with present and potential customers. This frequently includes gathering data from a variety of sources (such as social media, web analytics, marketing materials, and more) and evaluating it to help a company target its customers in a better way.

Internet Protocol (IP)

This is an address that identifies a device that is accessing the Internet or another network, such as your phone, computer, or tablet.

Intrusion Prevention System  (IPS)

Simply said, an intrusion prevention system (IPS) is security software that detects harmful behavior or activities and sends a reported alarm when it is identified.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

SDN is a networking configuration that improves the way computers in a company's network interact with one another. This arrangement makes a network behave similarly to cloud computing and a company can implement it if it is considering a growth strategy.

Secure Shell (SSH)

SSH is a network security level. Companies frequently use it to attain a secure channel over an insecure network.

Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP)

This is a combination of hardware and software that allows users to make and receive phone calls from their computers. VoIP, unlike a regular phone, sends your voice over the Net as data.

IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi)

So, unlike the others, this is not a simple abbreviation. However, if you use a computer or own a smartphone, you are already aware of this.

Idealogical's Contribution to Your Toronto Business

When you work with Idealogical, you'll be collaborating with a team of local IT specialists who are fluent in this complex "language." Not only that, but the Idealogical team can assist your company in putting a lot of this into action: We specialize in assisting your organization with cloud services, VoIP, and efficient computer infrastructure, among other things.

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