Asynchronous: Controlling the timing of operations by the use pf pulses sent when the previous operation is completed rather than at regular intervals.
Bandwidth: The bit-rate of available or consumed information capacity expressed typically in metric multiples of bits per second.
Continuity: The ability to continue the delivery or service at an acceptable predefined level following a disruptive incident.
Dedicated fibre: A dedicated line is fixed-bandwidth connection between two locations that is reserved at all times for use by 1 subscriber.
Encrypted: When data is concealed using a code.
Firewall: Used to protect a network from unauthorised access, incoming and outgoing.
Group policy: A hierarchical structure that allows a network admin in charge of Microsoft’s active directory to implement configurations for users and computer.
Recovery time objective (RTO): The time in the future you van be up and running again.
Recovery point objective (RPO): The point in time you wish to be recovered back to (e.g. 15 minutes before).
System imaging: Complete backup of everything on your PC’s hard drive or a singe partition. Allows you to take a snapshot of entire drives, system and all.
Server: A computer programme or device that provides functionality for other programmes or devices.
Service level agreement (SLA): A contract between a service provider and the end user that defines the level of service expected from the service provider.
Telephony: The working or use of telephones.
Virtualisation: Running software within a virtual environment.
Virtual hosting server: A form of web hosting service where more than one instance of the same web server is hosted on a single physical server.
V.O.I.P (Voice over internet protocol): Phone service over the internet.
VPN (virtual private network): Protects sensitive data by only being accessed by a specific user.