AbicaPedia Jargon Buster

April 21, 2011

Common tech speak for the layman:

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing basically allows for virtual servers to be available over the Internet. This means that businesses can store all their data and files on this virtual server. The main benefits of this are that you can increase capacity or add capabilities easily and quickly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. In most cases you would pay a subscription for this service.


VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is also referred to as IP Telephony or Internet Telephony. It is another way of making phone calls, with the difference of making the calls much cheaper or completely free. All communications are delivered through the Internet rather than the traditional phone system.

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Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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