Flashcards in 5 Deck (25):
[C] a block of information in the form of bytes, stored together on a computer or external storage device, and given a name
[C] a system or combination of systems that enforces a boundary between the Internet and another network/workstation
a solid-state, non-volatile, rewritable memory that functions like a combination of RAM and ROM
- [C] the way in which information is stored or held to be worked on by computers
- to organize the space on a disk or the layout of a file in a particular way
format n., v.
[U] breaking a file into parts to store the data in whatever disk areas are available
(of a computer program or system) designed to deal with data which is imprecise or has uncertain boundaries
a hardware or software setup that provides access to other systems or networks with differing protocols
[U] applying the resources of many computers in a network to solve or work on the same problem simultaneously
grid computing n.
to use ingenuity and creativity to solve computer programming problems or to overcome the limitations of a system
relating to electronic devices that have been designed so that they can be held and used easily with one or two hands
relating to electronic devices that are mostly without touch
[C] a headphone combined with a microphone
[C] the place in a network or organisation where users ask questions or report problems with hardware or software
help desk n.
relating to the highest level of development of a device, usually implying premium price
relating to the transmission of data at high speeds over ordinary copper telephone wires or fibre wires
[C] the main page of a Web site to which the others are linked
home page n.
- [C] the main computer in a network that provides facilities to other computers
- to provide facilities to other computers in the same network
host n., v.
[C] a wireless LAN access point or a spot in a website that contains a hyperlink
a central device that connects several computers together or several networks together
beyond the usual size or limits
[U] a form of Internet fraud that involves someone pretending to be someone else in order to steal money or gain other benefits
identity theft n.
[C] a small picture on the screen which represents a computer application, a file etc.
[C, usually sing.] the use of the internet as a means to connect sources of information worldwide
information (super-) highway n.
[C] a computer utility program that uses AI to perform tasks such as retrieving and delivering information
intelligent agent n.