Glossary of Computer Technology Terms - List 5

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Disk Cleanup

Helps keep the hard disk of the computer free of unnecessary files.

Disk Drive

A device for reading and writing digital information.

Distance Learning (using the internet)

A way by which people learn and acquire degrees using the internet.

Domain Name

A unique address used in the internet to find a specific web page.
Example: www.newtechnologysite.com/index.html.

Download

Receive data from a remote server or computer.

e-commerce

Buying, selling products and paying for them using the internet.

e-learning

Learning using the internet.

e-mail

Exchanging messages and information using the internet.

Encryption

Electronic coding of data for security reasons.

External Hard Drive

A hard drive that is external to the computer and connected to it using USB input.

Extranet

A network within a company extended to outside users to provide a way to do business with other companies.