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Technical Finnish vocabulary for IT professionals

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If you’re an IT professional planning to work in Finland or collaborate with Finnish colleagues, learning some technical Finnish vocabulary will be immensely helpful. This list covers key terms that will enable you to communicate more effectively in a technology-driven environment.

Definition: Programming, the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing result.
Opettelin Python-ohjelmointia viime viikolla.

Definition: Database, an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system.
Meidän pitää päivittää asiakastietokanta uusimmilla tiedoilla.

Definition: Operating System (OS), the software that supports a computer’s basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.
Windows 10 on yksi suosituimmista käyttöjärjestelmistä.

Definition: Cloud service, a wide range of services delivered on demand to companies and customers over the internet.
Meidän yritys siirtyy käyttämään pilvipalveluita tiedon tallentamiseen.

Definition: Software, the set of instructions, data or programs used to operate computers and execute specific tasks.
Asensimme uuden kirjanpito-ohjelmiston helpottamaan laskutusta.

Definition: Cybersecurity, the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks.
Tietoturva on entistä tärkeämpää, kun työskentelemme etänä.

Definition: Data center, a facility composed of networked computers and storage used to organize, process, store, and disseminate large amounts of data.
Konesalimme laajentaminen on ensi vuoden budjetissa.

Definition: User Interface (UI), the means by which the user and a computer system interact, in particular the use of input devices and software.
Käyttöliittymän suunnittelu on ratkaiseva tekijä ohjelmiston menestykselle.

Definition: Source code, any collection of code, with or without comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.
He julkaisivat ohjelmansa lähdekoodin avoimena lähdekoodina.

Definition: Web service, a service offered by an electronic device to another electronic device, communicating with each other via the World Wide Web.
Integroimme kolmannen osapuolen verkkopalveluita tehostaaksemme asiakaspalvelua.

Definition: Telecommunications, the transmission of information by various types of technologies over wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems.
Tietoliikenneinfrastruktuurimme tarvitsee päivityksen datakapasiteettien kasvaessa.

Definition: Server, a computer or system that provides resources, data, services, or programs to other computers, known as clients, over a network.
Palvelin kaatui, ja kaikki verkkosivustot ovat alhaalla.

Definition: Usability testing, a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users.
Käytettävyystestauksen avulla voimme tunnistaa käyttöliittymän ongelmakohdat.

Definition: Computer Science, the study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers.
Tietojenkäsittelytieteen kurssit ovat yleensä ohjelmointipainotteisia.

Definition: Software development, the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.
Ohjelmistokehitysprojektimme etenee aikataulussa.

By familiarizing yourself with these terms, you can lay a strong foundation for technical communication within the Finnish IT sector. Remember, learning a new language, especially industry-specific jargon, takes time and practice, so be patient as you work to build your technical Finnish vocabulary. Hyvää oppimista—the best of learning to you!

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