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Category: Technology

Information Technology

Definition: A term that encompasses all forms of technology used to create, store, exchange and utilize information in its various forms including business data, conversations, still images, motion pictures and multimedia presentations

Point of Sale (POS) System

Definition: A computerized network operated by a main computer and linked to several checkout terminals

Podcast

Definition: A podcast is a pre-recorded audio program that's posted to a website and is made available for download so people can listen to them on personal computers or mobile devices.

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