IT Jargon Explained

IT Jargon Explained M

Mbps (Megabits per second) A measurement of speed when referring to data transfer or bandwidth.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software that manages and supports mobile devices across numerous platforms including company-owned and employee-owned BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Megabyte (MB) A unit of storage capacity – there are 1024 kilobytes in a MB.

Mobile communications Mobile communications let you operate without the need for a fixed phone line giving your business greater operations flexibility, faster customer responsiveness and savings in staff time. Connecting your phone to a laptop computer lets you send, receive and access business information wherever you are, creating a ‘virtual office’.

Modem (modulator/demodulator) A device that enables computer signals to travel over phone lines. Modems come in different speeds. Low speed modems can be sufficient for simple e-mails but if you intend to use and download information from the Internet then you should usually go for the fastest modem you can afford – ideally a fast 56 k-bit modem.

MP3 A music file format.

MPEG A video file format.

Multimedia Applications combining the use of more than one media, i.e. data, voice and video.

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