Category Archives: Definitions

What is a computer network?

One of the earliest examples of a computer network was a network of communicating computers that functioned as part of the U.S. military’s Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) radar system. In 1969, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Stanford Research Institute, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Utah were… Read More »

What is a wireless network?

What is a wireless network? How is it different from a wired network? And what are the business benefits of a wireless network? The following overview answers basic questions such as What is a wireless network?, so you can decide if one is right for your business. What Is a Wireless Network? What is a… Read More »

What is a Microsoft Account?

Microsoft account or MSA(previously known as Microsoft Passport .NET Passport, Microsoft Passport Network, and Windows Live ID) is a single sign-on web service developed and provided by Microsoft that allows users to log in to websites (like Outlook.com), devices (e.g. Windows 10 computers and tablets, Windows Phones, or Xbox consoles), and applications (including Visual Studio)… Read More »

What is Virtualization

If you know little about virtualization don’t worry too much. Virtualization is the process of creating a virtual environment rather than an actual on. It occurs where an operating systems, servers and storage devices use one environment and dont know this is actually the case. The concept is quite simple. To explain it even further its… Read More »

What is server virtualization?

Server virtualization is the masking of server resources, including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems, from server users. The server administrator uses a software application to divide one physical server into multiple isolated virtual environments. The virtual environments are sometimes called virtual private servers, but they are also known… Read More »

What is microsoft access?

This page hopes to explain to you ‘What is Microsoft Access’ in simple terms. Microsoft Access has been around for some time, yet people often still ask me what is Microsoft Access and what does it do? Microsoft Access is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite. It does not come with all versions of… Read More »

What is an Operating System?

An operating system performs these services for applications: In a multitasking operating system where multiple programs can be running at the same time, the operating system determines which applications should run in what order and how much time should be allowed for each application before giving another application a turn. It manages the sharing of… Read More »

What is Microsoft Exchange Server?

Wikipedia says, “Exchange’s major features consist of electronic mail, calendaring, contacts and tasks; support for mobile and web-based  access to information; and support for data storage.But what makes it so special? In the 1990s, email evolved into a business-critical application, leading to the development of user-friendly enterprise solutions with improved features and connectivity. The most… Read More »