Glossary

We understand that our industry has its own jargon and terminologies so we have tried to explain a few common terms below.

Android is the mobile operating system developed by Google. It is used by several smartphones and tablet devices. 

An App, short for Application, is software that allows you to perform specific tasks, such as online banking and social media. This is often a term used to describe software used on mobile devices which are typically, by their nature, focused on quite specific activities.

A carrier-neutral data center is a data centre that allows interconnection between multiple telecommunication carriers. This means that access to and use of data is not restricted to specific networks.

This term generally applies to software, apps or systems that employ a number of checklists. The use of checklists is commonplace in software as they allow quick and easy 'sign-offs' or status changes for tasks as well as presenting tasks in an ordered manner e.g. chronologically by due date.

A cloud system allows users to access their documents or data on the internet from a cloud computing provider server. This option allows greater freedom than the old client-server systems that used to be available only to users within a company or organisation network.

This is the process undertaken by companies to ensure their organisation and employees are complying with the law and best practices. This covers the use and storage of data but also many other facets of company policy.

This is the controlled register of a list of drawings connected to a certain project. It is used in the sharing of formal drawings to architects and engineers. 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to improve privacy and give greater control to customers and citizens over their personal information and how it is used.

HSQE (Health, Safety, Quality and Environment) monitors, coordinates and ensures the safe and environmentally smooth operation of their managed fleet.

iOS is a mobile operating system. It was created and developed by Apple. It is the standard operating system on Apple iPhones and iPads.

ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). We are ISO27001 accredited.

When a device cannot connect to the internet. Sometimes, a device may not be able to obtain an internet connection. Some apps (like EasySmartForms) allow for this by storing data locally on the device and then synchronising data with the cloud when connectivity returns.