Tech Jargons Decoded : Understanding common IT terms

In a world dominated by technology, the Information Technology (IT) landscape is filled with an abundance of jargon that can leave even the tech-savvy scratching their heads. From acronyms to specialized terminology, navigating the realm of IT can sometimes feel like deciphering a secret code. Fear not, for this blog aims to demystify the cryptic language of technology and empower you with a better understanding of common IT terms.

Cloud Computing

Jargon: "The Cloud"

Decoded: Instead of storing data or running applications on a local server or computer, cloud computing refers to the practice of utilizing remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data.

API (Application Programming Interface):

Jargon: "API"

Decoded: APIs act as intermediaries between different software applications, enabling them to communicate and share data. Think of it as a bridge that allows diverse applications to work together seamlessly.


Jargon: "Firewall," "Encryption"

Decoded: Cybersecurity involves safeguarding computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access or attacks. A firewall acts as a protective barrier, while encryption ensures that data is encoded and secure.

Big Data

Jargon: "Big Data," "Data Analytics"

Decoded: Big Data refers to vast volumes of structured and unstructured data that businesses can analyze for insights. Data analytics involves examining this information to uncover patterns, correlations, and trends.

IoT (Internet of Things)

Jargon: "IoT Devices," "Smart Home"

Decoded: IoT connects everyday devices to the internet, allowing them to send and receive data. Smart home gadgets, wearable devices, and connected appliances are examples of IoT applications.


Jargon: "Algorithm," "Machine Learning"

Decoded: An algorithm is a step-by-step set of instructions or rules designed to solve a specific problem or perform a particular task. In the context of machine learning, algorithms enable computers to learn and improve from experience.

Open Source:

Jargon: "Open Source Software"

Decoded: Open source refers to software whose source code is freely available, allowing anyone to view, modify, and distribute it. Examples include Linux, Firefox, and Apache.

Understanding these fundamental IT terms not only enhances your tech literacy but also empowers you to make informed decisions in our increasingly digital world. Embrace the knowledge, break through the jargon barrier, and embark on a journey of tech enlightenment. The more you decode, the more you empower yourself in the dynamic realm of Information Technology. Happy decoding!

Alok K Singh

Co-founder,  SNVA Group