The top 12 overused IT terms

A lot of what we talk about in IT confuses the heck out of our business-side colleagues

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Front end/back end

The good news here is that most of us know what a front-end user interface is and are aware that somehow we are accessing data from somewhere else. Maybe more important is that the front end is all we care about. We know there is a back end, but when we start having to listen to the intimate details of data access layers, distributed data systems, and server-side files, we start to feel just a little violated, out of our element, and totally confused. The bottom line is that we just want the front end to be easy so we can spit out some sort of TPS-like report (thank you Office Space) that we can take to our next meeting to help us sound intelligent.

James Sudakow is a management and organizational effectiveness consultant and author of Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit... and Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World (Purple Squirrel Media, 2016).

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