So. Many. Acronyms. Technology Terms, Simplified. Part III –

Just like technology itself, technology terminology is always changing. So, we made a list of the tech terms and acronyms we think business owners, administrators, and employees should know. This is the third installment of a multi-part series we are calling Technology Terms, Simplified. You can find Part I here and Part II here. This series will cover terms and acronyms that we hope will educate, enlighten, and even pull back the curtain on how an MSP like Salvus TG provides world-class support to its partners.

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is a business policy that allows for personally owned devices to be used to access business data and systems. Most small businesses implement BYOD by allowing employees to access email or company data from smart phones or personal laptops.

Mobile devices have become synonymous with daily work. But with more devices in the small business space than ever before, businesses owners need stay on top of managing those devices and the data they can access. Mobile Device Management (MDM) can help your organization attain compliance, enforce encryption, inventory assets, and secure lost mobile devices.

SSO, or Single Sign-On, is an authentication method that allows for a user to sign in to one account with one password and access multiple, often unrelated, software systems or applications. With single sign-on your staff only needs one set of credentials to access email, CRM tools, and file hosting services. SSO simplifies access and increases security.

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud-based software delivery model that is typically subscription based. SaaS solutions remove the need for expensive on-site hardware and improves access to data and applications. Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most common SaaS solutions in the small business industry.

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a solution that delivers voice communications using your internet connection. Very simply put, it is phone service over internet rather than traditional telephone lines. VoIP has a host of benefits, especially for small businesses. Connectivity, productivity, rich features, cost, and reliability are all reasons why countless small businesses switch to VoIP solutions every day.

Keep an eye on our social media channels for Part IV coming next month. Make sure to follow our LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube channels for frequent news, tips, guides, and offers on all things IT for small businesses.

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