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There are many terms and acronyms commonly used at NUI Galway. This page gives an explanation of some of the common terms that you may have come across at the University.
This is by no means a comprehensive list - have we missed an acronym or term, then email us at email@example.com and we'll add it to the list.
|Agresso||Agresso is the Financial Management system, used by staff, for web-based purchasing, Purchase-to-Pay and Travel & Subsistence|
|Akari||Akari is a self-service curriculum management portal for Academics|
|Campus Account||Campus Account (IT Account) credentials provide staff access to computing services (other than Agresso and Quercus)|
||Campus Account Self Service (CASS) is an online service available at https://cass.nuigalway.ie/ which allows new staff to activate their Campus Account and current staff to reset their Campus Account password.|
|CMS||Content Management System (CMS). A Web support service is used to create, edit and manage officially branded NUI Galway Web sites that are hosted on the University’s Web site hosting service|
|CORE||Companies Online Registration Environment (CORE) - NUI Galway payroll and personnel software package
DANte is a Business Intelligence/Data Analytics solution which has been developed for and by NUI Galway. Reports have been developed using the Microsoft PowerBI reporting tool in a number of key areas to support strategic decision making – and also some useful daily functions - for University staff. DANte offers a single NUI Galway facility for both tabular and attractive visual reporting based on a range of data sources including student and staff records (Quercus & CoreHR), financial data (Agresso) and some data from other systems including Blackboard and Wi-Fi records. Some reports integrate data from a range of sources.
Discoverer is a reporting tool that allows staff to create/extract reports from the following systems, Student Records (Quercus), Payroll and CORE HR System and Finance System (Agresso)
eduroam (Educational Roaming) facilitates roaming educational users obtaining wireless internet access with their laptops at other member sites by authenticating with the user credentials they normally use at their home location. See www.eduroam.iefor more information on member sites
ePolicy Orchestrator Agent ISS make use of an anti-virus management system called McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (EPO) to remotely monitor anti-virus software on Windows computers connected to the campus network. In the event of a virus outbreak, updates can be downloaded to client machines and infected computers identified.
Ethernet hardware address (EHA) / media access control address (MAC address) or physical address is a unique identifier for a device (e.g. PC, Printer) assigned for communications on the physical network. MAC addresses assigned by the manufacturer
|FileSender||FileSender is a secure way to share large files with anyone. The purpose of the software is to send a large file to someone, have that file available for download for a certain number of downloads and/or a certain amount of time, and after that automatically delete the file|
|Firewall||A firewall is a software program or piece of hardware that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet|
|Hardware||Computer hardware refers to the physical parts or components of a computer such as a monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard drive disk (HDD), system unit (graphic cards, sound cards, memory, motherboard and chips), etc.|
|HEAnet||Higher Education Authority - HEAnet Ireland’s National Education and Research Network|
|ICT||Information and communications technology (I.C.T.)|
|IMEI||The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is the unique electronic serial number of a mobile phone|
||IP stands for Internet Protocol. An IP address is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) is designed to allow one computer (or other digital devices) to communicate with another via the Internet. IP addresses allow the location of literally billions of digital devices that are connected to the Internet to be pinpointed and differentiated from other devices.|
Academic Web Services (Jura) provides a range of services to staff and students, mostly relating to exam timetables, papers and results
|Network Storage||All users are allocated disk space on the network servers. This space is referred to as your U: Drive and can be used to store your files from one session to another|
|Online Payslips (Employee Self Service)||CORE, NUI Galway payroll and personnel software package - which allows permanent staff to see their payslips online|
||Spam & Phishing is an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as username, password and banking details, by masquerading as a trustworthy organisation or individual in an email message.|
The Purchase-to-Payment cycle is also known as P2P and encompasses a complete electronic route from ordering through to payment i.e., providing for electronic ordering (eOrdering), electronic invoicing (eInvoicing) and electronic payment (ePayment).
|Quercus||Student Records (Quercus) is the student records system used in NUI Galway by administrative/academic staff to edit/view student records|
|SMTP||Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an Internet standard for electronic mail (email) transmission|
|SPAM||Email spam, also known as "bulk email" or "junk email," is a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by email|
|T4 CMS||Terminal 4 is the Content Management System (CMS) used in NUI Galway. This is a web support service used for editing, creating and management of officially branded NUI Galway Web sites that are hosted on the University’s Web site hosting service.|
|Ticketing System||The Service Desk ticketing system is a web-based service designed to support you. It provides an easy way for you to request assistance from Information Solutions and Services, to find answers to your IT questions, and helps to resolve your computing problems as quickly as possible. Using the Service Desk ticketing system, you can quickly and easily send an inquiry for help on a problem or issue|
||Voice over Internet Protocol. A phone service over the Internet|
|WiFi||WiFi is a local area wireless technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet|
Compressing files, Zip files make it easy to keep related files together and make transporting, emailing, downloading and storing data and software faster and more efficient. The ZIP format is the most popular compression format used in the Windows environment, and WinZip is the most popular compression utility