Following is a glossary of terms that are most commonly used technical terms and tehir meaning


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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • ICT: Information and communications technology or information and communication technology (ICT), is often used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communications[1] and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information

  • IPS: Intrusion Prevention System

  • IDS: Intrusion Detection System

  • ERP: Enterprise Resources Management

  • GRC: Governance, risk management, and compliance or GRC is the umbrella term covering an organization's approach across these three areas. Being closely related concerns, governance, risk and compliance activities are increasingly being integrated and aligned to some extent in order to avoid conflicts, wasteful overlaps and gaps. While interpreted differently in various organizations, GRC typically encompasses activities such as corporate governance, enterprise risk management (ERM) and corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • SIEM: Security Information and Event Management solutions are a combination of the formerly disparate product categories of SIM (security information management) and SEM (security event manager). SIEM technology provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by network hardware and applications. SIEM solutions come as software, appliances or managed services, and are also used to log security data and generate reports for compliance purposes.

  • ISO 27001: Formally specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under explicit management control. Being a formal specification means that it mandates specific requirements. Organizations that claim to have adopted ISO/IEC 27001 can therefore be formally audited and certified compliant with the standard.

  • ISO 20000: Is the first international standard for IT service management. It was developed in 2005, by ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 and revised in 2011.[1] It is based on and intended to supersede the earlier BS 15000 that was developed by BSI Group

  • ISO 24762: Information technology -- Security techniques -- Guidelines for information and communications technology disaster recovery services

  • ISO 38500: Is an international standard for Corporate governance of information technology published jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It provides a framework for effective governance of IT to assist those at the highest level of organizations to understand and fulfill their legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations in respect of their organizations’ use of IT.

  • BS 25999: Is BSI's standard in the field of Business Continuity Management (BCM). This standard replaces PAS 56, a Publicly Available Specification, published in 2003 on the same subject.

  • DLP: Data loss/leak prevention solution is a system that is designed to detect potential data breach incidents in timely manner and prevent them by monitoring data while in-use(endpoint actions), in-motion (network traffic), and at-rest (data storage) [1]. In data leakage incidents, sensitive data is disclosed to unauthorized personnel either by malicious intent or inadvertent mistake. Such sensitive data can come in the form of private or company information, intellectual property (IP), financial or patient information, credit-card data, and other information depending on the business and the industry.

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  • HDMI

  • VGA

  • RCA

  • Dante

  • Decible


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  • BMS: A Building Management System (BMS) is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems

  • CAFM: Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) is the support of facility management by information technology. The supply of information about the facilities is the center of attention. The tools of the CAFM are called CAFM software, CAFM applications or CAFM systems.

  • MEP: Mechanical engineering and electrical engineering engineers are specialists, commonly referred to as "MEP" (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) when engaged in the building design fields.

  • SCADA: SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a type of industrial control system (ICS). Industrial control systems are computer controlled systems that monitor and control industrial processes that exist in the physical world. SCADA systems historically distinguish themselves from other ICS systems by being large scale processes that can include multiple sites, and large distances.

  • CSR: Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, social performance, or sustainable responsible business/ Responsible Business)[1] is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model.

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​Hospital Informatics
  • HIS: Hospital/Healthcare Information System

  • RIS: Radiology Information System

  • PACS: Picture Archiving and Communication Systems

  • EPR: Electronic Patient Records

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Physical Security
  • CCTV: Closed Circuit Television

  • AC: Access Control

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Green Technologies
  • PV: Photovoltaic

  • CSP: Consitrated Solar Power

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