Lexicon

Bandwidth

// noun

EN You've probably heard of this one before. It's linked to your Internet speed. Each time you use the Internet, bandwidth has a huge impact on the speed of your connection. It describes how much data your Internet connection can transmit in a certain amount of time, usually megabits per second (Mbps). So, basically it represents the capacity of a network connection. It's actually very similar to a water pipe that supplies the shower, washing machine and dishwasher in your house. If you use everything at the same time, someone is screwed because of the distinct drop in the water pressure.


NL Van deze heb je waarschijnlijk al wel eens gehoord. Het heeft te maken met je internetsnelheid. Elke keer je het internet gebruikt, heeft bandbreedte een gigantische impact op de snelheid van je verbinding. Het beschrijft hoeveel data je internetverbinding kan verzenden in een bepaalde tijdsduur, meestal uitgedrukt in megabits per seconde (Mbps). Het geeft met andere woorden de capaciteit van je netwerkverbinding aan. Eigenlijk ligt dat heel dicht bij hoe een waterleiding je douche, wasmachine en afwasmachine voorziet van water. Als je alles tegelijk open draait, gaat er iemand de pineut zijn, aanzienlijk minder druk op het water krijgen en z’n shampoo niet kunnen uitspoelen.


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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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