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Execulink Launches New Tech Glossary Support Page

Posted by cfeehan on July 29, 2015



Navigating new technology isn’t always easy, but it becomes a lot more difficult when you aren’t familiar with the popular terminology. That’s why Execulink has created a support page on our website that includes a glossary of internet and computer terms that will help you find your way around the web and your devices! Below are a few examples of terms that you’ll see on this page.

Download – To copy data (usually an entire file) from an external source, to a local device. The term is often used to describe the process of copying a file from an online service to one's own computer.

Upload – To transmit data from a computer to a mainframe, network, or website. For example, if you use a personal computer to log on to a network and you want to send files across the network, you must upload the files from your PC to that network. Uploading is basically the opposite of downloading – uploading is for sharing your files on the internet, whereas downloading is for copying other people’s files for personal use.

Cookies – Basically, a cookie is information stored by your web browser gathered from sites you’ve visited. This can be info such as items in your shopping cart, how often you visit that site, and in some cases other sites you go to afterwards. An identical search by two different users may show up drastically different results depending on their search history and the cookies they have. Cookies can also be used to store saved passwords, credit card and address info (if you choose that option).

URL – An abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator, it is the global address of websites and other resources on the World Wide Web. For example, www.execulink.ca is the URL for Execulink Telecom’s website.

Router – A router is a device whose software and hardware is customized to move data between computer networks. They are responsible for making sure traffic between computers gets where it needs to go.

We hope that you keep an eye out for updates – we’ll be adding to the terminology page regularly! Remember – learning should be life-long. As Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

You can find the support page here!


Caitlin Feehan, Blogger & Editor

Converse have been my footwear of choice for the past 9 years, I’m convinced that all doors and sidewalks are conspiring against me, and I enjoy sticking my head out of the passenger window on long car rides.