At Rookpoint we understand that computing can be a confusing area, so we've added definitions for some common terms.


  • IT · Information Technology. The overall description for the area of computing and computing services.
  • Cloud · An external network of computers that "talk" to each other. In most contexts this is synonymous with the Internet.
  • Tablet · A hardware device composed primarily of a large touch screen. Think Apple iPad.
  • Desktop · The classic "PC" - personal computer, normally comprising a "box" containing the wiring, boards and disks; a screen, keyboard and mouse.
  • CSV · Comma Separated Values. A file format that follows set rules as to how the data inside the file is presented.
  • API · Application Programming Interface. The means to access data programmatically by a third-party.