Is technical lingo making your head spin? You're not alone. Check out our glossary of terms and lift the fog on some of the most common IT terminology.
Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform designed for small and medium-sized accounting firms.
Both Hosted Desktops and MS Windows 365 are Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions, providing users secure access to their data and resources stored in a virtual desktop.
Microsoft Windows 365 service is a new Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution from Microsoft that enables businesses and customers to access Cloud PCs remotely.
Sage 200 is a widely recognised and powerful accounting, finance and business management solution for small to medium sized companies.
Sage 50 is a widely recognised piece of accounting software in the UK. Read all about it here.
ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS), providing standards for how a modern organisation should manage their data and information.
Citrix Gateway is an on-premises solution that integrates secure remote access, enabling access and protection to all applications and data through single sign-on (SSO).
A 'remote workforce' is a group or team of several employees in an organisation that work mainly from remote locations other than a standard office space.
VMware Cloud is an infrastructure that helps operate, manage, connect and secure all applications on any cloud, giving the end-user the utmost flexibility in cloud computing.
‘Agile working’ is the ability to work fast, effectively and effortlessly. Workers have a choice of work environments from which they may select, based on what they need to accomplish.
A data centre is a physical facility or area devoted to the housing of computer systems and resources, such as storage systems, applications and data, that businesses use.
Bring your own device (also known as BYOD) refers to the method of workers connecting and accessing their businesses' networks and work-related services using their own personal devices.
Citrix Receiver (also known as Citrix Workspace app) is a free and easy to install client software that enables remote clients safe access to virtual applications, data, files and desktops hosted on Citrix servers.
Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services are two virtualisation desktop solutions which enable users to work remotely on any device with an internet connection.
Cloud computing is the distribution of various computer services and resources over the Internet (the cloud), without the user being directly involved in their management, enabling quicker and more flexible innovation.
A thin client (sometimes referred as dumb terminals) is a basic computer optimised for remote access to a server-based environment which is responsible for the majority of the work, such as storing applications, data and resources.
Both thin clients and thick clients are widely recognised software, mostly found in the business environment for running applications and connecting to servers.
Green cloud hosting (also referred as eco-friendly hosting) is internet hosting that makes use of green technologies in order to reduce and minimise environmental impact.
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is an Azure service that combines licences, services and resources to provide Windows users with a fully visualised multi-user Windows 10 experience.
A Hosted Cloud Desktop, holds all of a business's data, resources and software in the cloud, which can be accessed from anywhere on any device with an internet connection.
A UK business using UK Hosted Desktops would improve the performance and data protection of their resources, in contrast to using a Hosted Desktop Service from abroad.
SQL Server Express is a free, scaled-down version of Microsoft SQL Server that offers a fundamental database engine. This server's design is intended for embedded and smaller-scale systems. Additionally, it may be used for any production database that is below 10GB in size.
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system. SQL Server is a database server, a software product which stores and retrieves data on behalf of other software applications—which may operate on the same computer or on another computer over a network.
A Terminal Server is a physical server that allows users to login from PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones in order to access an instance of a desktop. Microsoft Windows Terminal Server is an example of a Terminal Server (also known as Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
A Hosted Shared Desktop (also referred to as a hosted desktop) is a Windows desktop containing applications, which you use to access files and data from. Files can be stored on a hosted file server, data can be on a database server such as SQL Server.
Citrix Workspace (formerly Citrix Receiver) is a software platform for digital workspaces developed by Citrix Systems that enables numerous users to securely access and control Microsoft Windows desktops operating in a data centre or in a public or private cloud from remote devices.
A Managed Cloud Service Provider offers clients a hardware and software platform based on server and network infrastructure, installed in one or more data centres.
Hosted desktop as servers are commonly referred to as hypervisors or virtual machine monitors (VMMs). It is software, firmware or hardware which creates and runs virtual machines (VMs). A hypervisor allows numerous guest VMs to share a single host's resources, such as memory and computation.
Hosted Applications or Software-as-a-Service are cloud-based which enables users access to business applications from remote locations via the internet.