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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terms firmware f01 c Todd Kale

Firmware

I can honestly report that 83% of people outside of IT have no idea what the difference is between firmware and software. And of the 17% that do, at least half of them are applying for jobs in the IT department. So they don’t count. My 15-year-old son talks about firmware a lot as he tries to explain it to me and my wife. As much as we try to pay attention, it’s hard to stay focused. One definition is that firmware is software that is built into the computer. So firmware is really software? But not really? But it has special powers of not being erased easily like software. There you go. Let’s go with that.

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