Glossary

CMS

Content Management Systems (CMS) are used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures allow selected users to access, view, edit and publish content in a controlled environment.

Content Development

Content development for the web is the process of researching, writing, gathering, organizing, and editing information for publication on web sites. Website content may consist of prose, graphics, pictures, recordings, movies or other digital assets that could be distributed by a hypertext transfer protocol server, and viewed by a web browser.

Database

A database is a system intended to organize, store, and retrieve large amounts of data easily. It consists of an organized collection of data for one or more uses, typically in digital form.

Drupal

Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

E-commerce

E-commerce consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.

Ektron

Ektron is a privately held software company that provides web content management and social software.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is a form of direct marketing which uses electronic mail as a means of communicating commercial or fund-raising messages to an audience. In its broadest sense, every email sent to a potential or current customer could be considered email marketing.

Intranet

An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet protocol technology to securely share any part of an organization's information or network operating system within that organization.

IT (information technology)

IT is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications.

IT Support

A range of services providing assistance with technology products including computers, software, networks, Internet, intranet, among others.

Joomla!

Joomla! is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the web and intranets. It comprises a model–view–controller (MVC) web application framework that can also be used independently.

J Boss Portal

J Boss Portal provides an open source platform for hosting and serving a portal's web interface, publishing and managing its content, and customizing its experience.

Link Building

Link Building is an SEO tactic, and the process of creating inbound links to a website, through reciprocal links, search engines, directories, among others.

Mobile Application

Mobile application is software developed for small low-power handheld devices such as mobile phones that help the user perform singular or multiple related specific tasks.

Network

A collection of computers and devices interconnected by communications channels that facilitate communications and allows sharing of resources and information among interconnected devices.

Online Advertising

Online advertising is a form of promotion that uses the Internet for the expressed purpose of delivering marketing messages to attract customers.

Online Branding

Formulating and delivering a brand, which is the identity of a specific product, service or business, through the means of the Internet.

Sharepoint

SharePoint is a popular Microsoft web application platform designed as a centralized replacement for multiple web applications and supports various combinations of enterprise website requirements. It is typically associated with web content management and document management systems.

SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.

Server

A server is a computer, or series of computers, that link other computers or electronic devices together. They often provide essential services across a network, either to private users inside a large organization or to public users via the Internet.

Social Media

Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.

VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using a broadband Internet connection (T1, DSL or Cable) instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.

WAN

A wide area network (WAN) is a computer network that covers a broad area (i.e., any network whose communication links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries). This is in contrast with personal area networks (PANs), local area networks (LANs), campus area networks (CANs), or metropolitan area networks (MANs) which are usually limited to a room, building, campus or specific metropolitan area (e.g., a city) respectively.

Web Application

An application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet or an intranet, designed to help the user perform singular or multiple related specific tasks. Examples include enterprise software, accounting software, office suites, graphics software and media players.

Web Marketing

Web marketing, also known as Internet marketing, digital marketing or online marketing, is the marketing or promotion of products or services using the means of the Internet.

Web Design

Web design encompasses the manner in which content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) is delivered to an end-user through the web, using a browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari) or other web-enabled software to display content. The intent of web design is to create a website – a collection of online content including documents and applications that reside on a web server.

Web Development

Web development encompasses the formation of back-end technical components (writing, markup and coding) that support the front-end design of a website.

WordPress

WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It's often customized into a content management system (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.

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