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Welcome to the webBRIEFCASE business and IT glossary. If you can't find the work / phrase you're looking for: search for it below, since it may be elsewhere on this site.

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See: Business to business

Systems tend to have a user facing aspect - the front end, and a system mechanism - the back end. An example of a front end is an application presented in a web page. The corresponding back end would be the application server, web server and database server powering the application. Programmers make sometimes refers to themselves as a front end or back end developer.

Bad practice involves using processes which are incorrect. Perhaps they are inefficient and result in incorrect outputs. See also: good practice and best practice.

Bandwidth indicates the quantity of network traffic which can flow through a network connection. Bandwidth can also indicate an individual or groups capacity to accept more work.

BASIC is a commonly used programming language. VBA (VisualBASIC for Applications) is an example of an implemented of BASIC.

See: Business as Usual

A benchmark is a standard measure to be achieved.

Every activity should result in a benefit. Sometimes, starting or progressing an activity may require the description of the benefit of the activity. Without a suitable benefit, the activity should not be started, or should be halted. It is not always easy to describe the benefit of an activity in terms of monetary reward, and sometimes it is therefore necessary to describe intangible benefits, e.g. more website visitors. Benefits which are aligned to an organisations strategic objectives are more likely to receive approval from senior managers.

Beta is a version indicator referring to software or a process which has been tested, but still must undergo further testing in order to be considered as production quality.

Big data refers to data which is so large that it is difficult to handle using traditional database technology. See: Wikipedia for more information.

When you see a website / web page you like, you can add a bookmark / favorite to your browser.


A BOSCARD is a way of describing a large activity - e.g. project, sufficient for a reader to quickly determine that goals, scope and scale of the activity. BOSCARD is an acronym for background (description), objectives, scope, constraints, assumptions, resources and deliverables.

See: Defect

| Approval | Agile | Asset Management | Accountability | 1-2-1 / One to one | Analyst | Accreditation | Agenda | Aggregate | Agreement | Assemble to Order |

A Business Change Manager (BCM) establish ad maintain contact with stakeholders in the business for a work stream (e.g. project). This include management of the stakeholder register and map, change impact assessment (CIA), facilitating regular meetings, etc. Different organisations will have different requirements of a BCM.

B2B products and services are those which are supplied by a business, to another business, rather than business to consumer (B2C) - where consumer is a private individual.


Business to Consumer (B2C) is a business activity (e.g. sale of products / services) to a consumer (individual / person) rather than to a business. See also: business to business (B2B).

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a concept whereby people (staff, students, etc) can bring their own PC / phone to the workplace / university and use them to connect to the network and the available (sometimes sensitive) information. This can increase morale, and be seen as a sweetener when people are selecting a workplace. BYOD does however, pose security risks which should be carefully managed. As BYOD becomes the standard for many organisations, other will (sometimes begrudgingly) have to follow suit.



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