Lexicon

AWS

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EN Yet another abbreviation, sorry about that, but they are very common in the tech world. AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is a secure, evolving cloud services platform originally launched to provide online services for websites and client-side applications. Nowadays, AWS offers compute power, database storage, content delivery, applications and other IT resources that help businesses grow. The main advantages of AWS are its flexibility, scalability, reliability (AWS is geographically spread out into regions all over the world) and customised support. It uses the subscription pricing model of pay-as-you-go or pay-for-what-you-use, so if your website or application grows massively, AWS grows with you, and vice versa. AWS offers an enormous amount of services, all with the most ridiculously difficult names, but we'll spare you the details... Let's just say we're very happy they exist. And also a bit scared because, yes, it's the same Amazon as the webshop. But have no fear the cookie is divided by more than one player. Microsoft offers a very similar service with its Azure platform.

NL De zoveelste afkorting. Sorry, die zijn nogal gangbaar in de tech-wereld. AWS, of Amazon Web Services, is een platform voor cloud-diensten. Het werd oorspronkelijk gelanceerd om online diensten te bieden voor website en voor klantgerichte apps. Vandaag de dag bestaat het aanbod van AWS uit computervermogen, databankopslag, content delivery, applicaties en andere services en producten die bedrijven digitaal helpen groeien. De grootste troeven van AWS zijn hun flexibiliteit, schaalbaarheid, betrouwbaarheid (AWS is geografisch verspreid over heel de wereld) en gepersonaliseerde ondersteuning. Het werkt met een op abonnementen gebaseerd prijsmodel: pay-as-you-go of betaal naar verbruik. Dus als je website of app fors groeit, groeit AWS mee en vice versa. AWS biedt een hele verzameling diensten aan, allemaal met de meest belachelijk moeilijkste namen, maar we besparen je de details wel… We zijn gewoon blij dat ze bestaan. Ook een klein beetje bang eigenlijk, want ja, het gaat hier over dezelfde Amazon als die van de webshop. Maar geen paniek, de koek wordt voorlopig nog door meer dan één speler verdeeld. Microsoft biedt een heel gelijkaardige dienst met hun Azure-platform.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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